Land Trust News
The Sugar Shack Tour at Flying Mouse Farms has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 15th at 2 pm due to the maple syrup-unfriendly conditions! Hope you can join us!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the "Living on the Land" essay contest. In the Adult Category: Grand Prize: Lori Gravley; Honorable Mentions: Abigail Cobb and Maggie Yowler. In the High School Category: Grand Prize: Tess Greene; Honorable Mentions: Eric S. Towe II and Rose Tyler. In the Middle School Category: Grand Prize: Sumayah Chappelle; Honorable Mentions: Izabella Kraus, L. Morgan Germann, and Forrest Rowe. Congratulations to everyone!
Small Farm Programs
The agricultural landscape of today is very different than it was 20 years ago. Farms are getting fewer in number and are growing in acreage. However, one segment of agriculture is growing rapidly. The "Small Farmer" is a term used for individuals who are practicing agriculture on a very small amount of acreage, usually under 100 acres. These farmers are often new to agriculture and are looking to begin a different lifestyle. Based on increased information requests from these new and small farm owners, Ohio State University Extension has developed a comprehensive new and small farm ownership and management program.
The Mission of OSU Extension Small Farm Programs:
To provide a greater understanding of production practices, economics of land use choices, assessment of personal and natural resources, marketing alternatives, and the identification of sources of assistance for new and small farms in Ohio.
OSU Extension Small Farm Program Objectives:
To improve the economic development of small farms in Ohio.
To help small farm landowners and families diversify their opportunities into successful new enterprises and new markets.
To improve agricultural literacy among small farm landowners not actively involved in agricultual production.
To register for OSU's Small Farm Conferences, click here.
Planning is underway for our sunflower art show with the Yellow Springs Arts Council!
We're now accepting photographs, paintings, and more of the sunflower field. Please contact Carol Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submissions.
Our 3rd annual Solstice poetry reading at the Glen!
Antioch College Miller Fellows Mitch Goth and Lauren Gjessing did a variety of tasks during their recent co-op with us including making a video for the Land Trust Alliance. Some snippets were used in this little thank you. And we are thankful for our Miller Fellows!
Who we are
Tecumseh Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark Counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historic sites, in voluntary cooperation More...
Tecumseh Land Trust has preserved over 24,000 acres in Clark and Greene counties and surrounding areas. Included in the mix is a vibrant array of large and small farms, natural areas, and stream corridors. The work of this organization has helped to protect the regions More...
Tecumseh Land Trust was the first land trust in Ohio to become accredited. To find out more information about preserving land, accreditation, FRPP, AEPP, land trusts, and the easement process, Click here.