Cultivate! Ohio Valley

Events


Successful Transplants: Soil Blocking and Grafting
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Successful Transplants: Soil Blocking and Grafting

Join Cultivate! Ohio Valley for a hands-on soil blocking and grafting workshop.

Jim Lowenburg of Running Creek Farm will be providing instruction on soil-blocking and Stephen Dienger of Our Harvest Cooperative and Cultivate! Ohio Valley will be providing instruction on grafting techniques.

All supplies will be provided and each participant will be able to take home a grafted tomato plant!

Cost: $25 students, $35 all others

REGISTER HERE

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Cultivate! Spring Farmer Social
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cultivate! Spring Farmer Social

Join Cultivate! Ohio Valley and fellow farmers for our Spring Farmer Social. We’ll gather at People’s Liberty to enjoy good food and good company while we talk about the season to come. This will be a potluck event, so please bring a dish to share if you are able!

This event is free, but please register here so we know how many people to expect.

Many thanks to our event sponsor, Alan Wight.

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11th Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar
Feb
10
1:45 PM13:45

11th Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar

On January 28th 2019, the Cincinnati School Board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution adopting the Good Food Purchasing Program in Cincinnati public schools. Brennan Grayson of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center headed the effort to make this happen and will discuss how local producers can take advantage of this opportunity.

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Restorative Forestry Field Day
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Restorative Forestry Field Day

The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College is partnering with The Berry Center and Kentucky Master Woodland Steward Tom Grissom to host a restorative forestry field day on Saturday, February 2 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Drennon Woods Farm: 723 Barton Lane (off the Point Pleasant Rd.), Pleasureville, KY, 40057. This free draft horse logging demonstration is a part of the WBFP’s restorative forestry short course. The event will be led by WBFP students as well as by renowned biological foresters Jason Rutledge (of Virginia’s Healing Harvest Forest Foundation), Kentucky horse logger Ben Burgess, and Rick Thomas, Sterling College sustainable agriculture faculty and draft animal educator. This open house event will highlight low-impact logging tactics and techniques by harvesting red cedars to regenerate and thin mixed, uneven-aged hardwoods on abandoned subsistence farm lands.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Listening to the Land: Tools and Strategies for Land Assessment Workshop

Hosted by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association: oeffa.org

Learn why land assessment is important and key considerations for conducting a land search, including location, natural resources, infrastructure, land use and management, current use and rights, adjoining land use, and taxes. Learn from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Poultry Processing Tour

Part of OEFFA's 2018 Farm Tour and Workshop Series: oeffa.org

Tour King and Sons Poultry Services, a family-owned, USDA-inspected, custom poultry slaughterhouse. Tour the facilities, ask questions, and find out how you can add efficiency to your process.

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Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cultivation and Weed Control

Hosted by the Organic Association of Kentucky: oak-ky.org

Developing an effective, integrated weed management system throughout the production process can reduce weed pressures and labor costs. Join the Organic Association of Kentucky for an overview of the mechanical and cultural controls used on the 30-acre UK Organic Farming Unit.

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Direct Seeding, Transplanting, and Field Management

Hosted by the Organic Association of Kentucky: oak-ky.org

Learning to recognize optimal soil conditions, identify healthy seedlings, prepare planting beds, and then to follow up with irrigation, plant protection, and weed control, are all keys to success in transplanting and direct seeding. Kristi Durbin and Mark Williams will share the SOPs used on UK’s Organic Farming Unit, and provide a “show and tell” of the techniques, machinery, hand tools, and bed preparation used in their production. $5 OAK members, $10 non-members.

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May
2
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Land Access Basics for Livestock Farmers

Overwhelmed by the challenges of accessing farmland? Don’t be. Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this free webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, including leasing and owning, as well as provide tips for finding and evaluating land. Come with your questions!

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