Soil and Composting Field Day

Green Things Farm Collective 3825 Nixon Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, United States +1 more

Learn about soils and composting from two different farm systems in a single day! 9am - Noon Green Things Farm Collective 3825 Nixon Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 1 - 4pm Sanctuary Farms 3171 Lakeview St, Detroit, MI 48215 Van transportation between farms will be provided.

Lessons Learned in Social Equity

Zoom

The Agricultural Justice Project (AJP)’s Food Justice Certification (FJC) standards address ethical working and living conditions for agricultural system workers and fair trade and pricing for farms and agricultural businesses. This free online session welcomes farmers that have worked through the FJC process, as well as those who have engaged with OEFFA/AJP technical assistance programs to implement different approaches to AJP standards on their farms, to reflect, reconnect, and look to the future. Learn more and register at the link below.

Take the Macho Out of Mechanics

37870 Chase Run Road Albany, OH 45710 37870 Chase Run Road, Albany, United States

Join Rural Action, Morgan Hager, and Lindsay Klaunig of Trouvaille Farm for a fun and interactive event. Folks will come away with a better understanding of how to prevent common issues with their small engines as well as basic diagnostic knowledge. This class is ideal for folks who have operated small engines on farm and would like to learn the mechanics of their equipment. Get your hands dirty and learn some new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to empower yourself and take the macho out of mechanics! Click the link below to register.

$25
Event Series Organics 101

Organics 101

Zoom

In this virtual workshop series, OEFFA staff will cover the basics of organic certification, organic farming practices, and some things farmers should consider before becoming certified. What is organic? (Monday, June 10)—Understand the wide variety of definitions of organic, the holistic approach to organic farming, and some land stewardship practices used in organic agricultural systems. Is organic for me? (Monday, July 8)—Examine how your farm business could benefit from organic certification (or not) and discuss the pros and cons of becoming certified organic. How do I become certified organic? (Monday, August 12)—Walk through the steps to becoming certified, understand the paperwork, and hear tips for making the certification process as smooth as possible. Learn more and register by using the link below.

SilvoPro Training

United Plant Savers 35703 Loop Rd, Rutland, OH, United States

SilvoPro is a 3-day training for producers, agricultural professionals, and technical service providers who want to take agriculture to new heights by implementing silvopasture. Rural Action is delighted to host Austin Unruh and his team at Trees for Graziers for this 3-day training, held at United Plant Savers. Silvopasture is the managed integration of trees, livestock and forage. Austin is the founder of Trees For Graziers and author of The Grazier's Guide to Trees, built TFG into a leading silvopasture and conservation implementation company. In this course the TFG team shares all they have learned through years of applied practice so you can fast-track your own silvopasture career and practice. - Visit working farms that have implemented silvopasture at scale - Dive deep into the process of developing silvopasture plans - Interact with a cohort of fellow practitioners - Learn how to spread silvopasture in your region - Open up real professional opportunities.

NE Ohio Hands-On Body Mechanics Workshop

Crown Point Ecology Center 3220 Ira Road, Akron, United States

Join Cynthia Flores with Labor Movement in understanding BETTER body mechanics and movement patterns in order to increase workforce productivity and help decrease workplace injuries. Open to farmers and farmworkers, time will be spent in an interactive atmosphere moving through four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push, and pull, along with the importance of core stability. Each participant will leave with tips focused on ways to improve their overall movement patterning and work-related well-being. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Registration is free but space is limited to allow for some individual attention. Click the link below to register.

SW Ohio Hands-On Body Mechanics Workshop

Mile Creek Farm 10786 Mile Road, New Lebanon, United States

Join Cynthia Flores with Labor Movement in understanding BETTER body mechanics and movement patterns in order to increase workforce productivity and help decrease workplace injuries. Open to farmers and farmworkers, time will be spent in an interactive atmosphere moving through four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push, and pull, along with the importance of core stability. Each participant will leave with tips focused on ways to improve their overall movement patterning and work-related well-being. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Registration is free but space is limited to allow for some individual attention. Click the link below to register.

Event Series Organics 101

Organics 101

Zoom

In this virtual workshop series, OEFFA staff will cover the basics of organic certification, organic farming practices, and some things farmers should consider before becoming certified. What is organic? (Monday, June 10)—Understand the wide variety of definitions of organic, the holistic approach to organic farming, and some land stewardship practices used in organic agricultural systems. Is organic for me? (Monday, July 8)—Examine how your farm business could benefit from organic certification (or not) and discuss the pros and cons of becoming certified organic. How do I become certified organic? (Monday, August 12)—Walk through the steps to becoming certified, understand the paperwork, and hear tips for making the certification process as smooth as possible. Learn more and register by using the link below.

Event Series Bouquet Making Workshop

Bouquet Making Workshop

Upper Arlington Farmers Market 2140 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH, United States

Working with flowers is a wonderful way to bring people together, promote positive energy, stress relief, and healing. Learn to craft flower bouquets in this workshop with two long time Common Greens producers, Pam of L Marie and Adrianne of Owl's Nest. Leave with the bouquet you made wrapped in tissue or craft paper, knowledge about arranging, and a fun experience!

Organic Blueberry Marketing Field Day

Mitchell's Patch of Blue 65220 Co Rd 380, Bangor, MI, United States

Join us Monday, July 15 at Mitchell's Patch of Blue, 65220 Co Rd 380, Bangor, MI 49013 for a field day focused on organic blueberry marketing. Kyle Mitchell will showcase his growing spaces and post-harvest setup while sharing about his unique marketing strategies for organic blueberries. Other blueberry farmers from the region who practice sustainable blueberry growing but are not certified organic will provide insights from their businesses.