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Sustainable Farm Tour allows participants to see, taste, experience farm life
KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has announced its line up for its 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.
Organizers have planned a variety of experiences for participants this year, including a stroll through organic fields and pastures, an opportunity to acquire basic homesteading skills, sage advice from early career growers following their farm dreams and stories from Ohio's founding sustainable farmers.
This year, five of the scheduled events focus on urban agriculture and are presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension.
This focus is meant to educate and give participants a grasp on the ins and outs of growing food in the city and on reclaimed urban lots, according to promotional material provided by the association.
Additional learn how to farm in the city and achieve food security, and tour thriving urban agriculture projects that are reclaiming vacant properties, during these urban agriculture farm tours and workshops presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension.
The central Ohio leg of the part of the tour that centers on urban agriculture is scheduled to visit New Harvest Cafe and Urban Arts Center in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus July 28.
New Harvest has developed a following for its locally sourced homestyle soul food.
Other urban agriculture stops around the Buckeye State include:
- June 24: Urban CSA Farm Tour-Urban Greens, Hamilton County;
- Aug. 12: Personal Food Security Workshop, Central State University-Dayton Auditorium, Montgomery County;
- Sept. 2: Urban Livestock Farm Tour, Glass City Goat Gals, Lucas County; and
- Sept. 20: Farm the City on Solid Legal Ground Workshop, Cuyahoga County Central State University Cooperative Extension, Cuyahoga County.
Segments of the tour also focus on sustainable agriculture and production skills.
The series is promoted in cooperation with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Clintonville Farmers' Market, sponsors of additional tours throughout the growing and production season.
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated in the series brochure, which is available at http://policy.oeffa.org/farmtours2017.
Date Published: May 29, 2017