Friday, May 30, 2008
Catherine Gervis of The University Area Enrichment Association encouraged me to look at this link-- "Path To Freedom." There seems to be a beautiful trend towards urban gardening. I love the contagious aspect of community gardening! I am seeing more gardening here where I live in the University Area and it is making a dramatic change in how the neighborhood feels. We landscaped our front yard last weekend and both of our neighbors are doing the same. It will be interesting to see the changes in Columbus over the next 5 years. This is a time in our country where many people are struggling (gas prices, bills) and adding some flowers, growing our own food, setting up new farmers markets and increasing pubic art....that's transformative and powerful!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
OEFFA Organic Lawn Care workshopColumbus, Ohio Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:00am-Noon Organic lawn care is a great option for those who want a vibrant lawn that they can be proud of, without using chemical applications that can be detrimental to the health of pets, people, and local wildlife. This do-it-yourself style organic lawn care class will present information on how to safely manage soil health, fertilization, disease, weeds, and pests that can cause problems in the yard. Different types of grass, good lawn care practices, and the use of native plantings as grass alternatives will also be discussed. There will be plenty of time for individual questions. This workshop will be taught by Nate Elfner of Elfner Landscape and Organic Lawn Care.$25 OEFFA members/$35 non-members.Class size is limited, so sign up early! To register, send your check, along with your name, address, phone number, and email to: OEFFAWorkshops, 41 Croswell Road, Columbus OH 43214. Workshop details and directions will be sent to registrants. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 614/421-2022. Please visit our website,www.oeffa.org, for more events throughout the year.
she scares me when the wind blows
moon on the arbor
a beaten up windmill
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
These packets are available at a very fabulous blog, Modish:
Saturday, May 24, 2008
From the ACGA listserv:
The Urban Ag Committee of the Community Food Security Coalition invites you to take a survey which we hope will help us know better what we should be doing to help urban farmers and gardeners and promote urban agriculture.
Many of you have heard about the North American Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Alliance -- if not and you're interested, please contact me and I will forward info. This survey should inform that new group's work as well.
Please follow this link and take the survey if you are an urban ag practitioner. It should take between five and ten minutes to complete. If you have comments about the survey itself, please feel free to e-mail them to me by hitting reply.
Also, thanks to all of you out there who helped develop or helped test the survey.
Co-chair (with Betsy Johnson), CFSC Urban Ag Committee
Friday, May 23, 2008