Calendar of Events

Gardening Book Club
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Gardening Book Club

The book we will be discussing is "The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change," by Albert Bates. There are copies available at the YS library through Search Ohio and Ohio Link. You can reserve a copy online through the library website or ask for assistance from library staff.

Greene County Public Library: Yellow Springs Community Library

415 Xenia Ave.

Yellow Springs, OH

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OEFFA Conference 2019
Feb
14
to Feb 16

OEFFA Conference 2019

Register today for the 2019 OEFFA Conference, February 14-16 in Dayton:

https://www.oeffa.org/conference2019.php

“OEFFA’s 40th annual conference kicks off a year-long celebration and reflection, and you are warmly invited to be part of the festivities! OEFFA’s first conference featured a plenary panel, 10 workshops, and a business meeting. While we’ve scaled up, 40 years later, the conference stays true to its roots, providing an informative and inspiring space for education and networking. From the beginning, the OEFFA conference drew strength from bringing together all those involved in shaping and changing our food system for the better, including ecological farmers and gardeners, consumers, organizations, researchers, educators, and others. Together, we are stronger. We’re planning lots of special anniversary activities, which will highlight our history and our members, and reflect on how far we’ve come, including multi-media pieces created by oral historian Jess Holler, a conference dinner which will raise a toast to our founding farmers and members, and a town hall-style workshop, which will take up critical topics, themes, aspirations, and challenges in the history of Ohio’s organic food and farm movement. While we have much to be proud of, we know there’s still more work to do. Our “Movement” workshop track and our keynote presenters will explore the themes of justice and diversity, which can help shape our work for the next 40 years. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!”

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Growing Green: Regenerating Soils and the Agricultural Economy
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Growing Green: Regenerating Soils and the Agricultural Economy

Friday, 7pm, Antioch College: Keynote by organic farmer Renee Winner and Julia Barton of OEFFA

Saturday, 10am-3pm, Antioch College: Panels and presentations on: the history of Ohio agriculture; the economic benefits of preserving soil; transitioning to organic; and visions for the Jacoby Partnership

Sunday, 10am-noon, Agraria: Jim Hoormon and Bob Hendershot on cover crops and soil health

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Perennial Plant Swap
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Perennial Plant Swap

Get ready for spring and share your native perennials! Celebrate Earth Day at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve and buy or swap perennials from other gardners in the area. We are looking for native plants including: Native Forbs, Native Grasses, Native Ground Cover, Native Shrubs. No invasives please--get in touch with any questions! Contact: 937-767-9490 (TLT office) or email sunflower@tecumsehlandtrust.org.

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Glen Helen Association Annual Meeting
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Glen Helen Association Annual Meeting

Catherine Zimmerman will be the featured speaker at Glen Helen’s Annual Meeting. Catherine, an award-winning director of photography, celebrates her 41st year as a documentary filmmaker, working primarily on education and environmental issues. She is also a certified horticulturist and landscape designer based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

In May 2016, Catherine released Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home. The film explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems. In 2010, she published Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces. The book is a stunning and enticing introduction to meadowscaping that will encourage her readers do away with pesticides, reduce lawn and return their land to a beautiful, natural habitat for native plants and wildlife.

Vernet Building

405 Corry St.

Yellow Springs, OH

 

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TLT Volunteer Orientation
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

TLT Volunteer Orientation

TLT volunteers help with farm tours, nature walks, art events, fundraisers, educational workshops, mailings, and more throughout the year! Our volunteers are essential to connect hundreds of people each year to vital information about protecting water, habitat, and land. Reserve your spot at the orientation by calling 937-767-9490, or e-mailing Krista Magaw at krista@tecumsehlandtrust.org by 10am, January 19th. Hope to see you there!

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Jacoby Watershed Land Owner Resource Fair

.  A great line-up of organizations (private and public) with conservation, land management, legal, and financial skills and resources will be set up in the gym where you can find out what each organization has to offer.  Speakers and resource specialists will address ways to make land more productive and green throughout the day.  

 

Owners of farmland and natural areas in the attached map, can participate in Tecumseh Land Trust’s Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program.  This program will provide $1.44 million over the next 5 years through the National Resource Conservation Service to purchase agricultural easements or install conservation practices.  Local and state partners for the program have committed even more local and state resources for the project, $2.1 million over the same period.

The Jacoby Partnership includes funding for the Environmental Quality Improvement Program for the depicted service area, with funds for nutrient planning, cover crop planting, pollinator friendly buffer strip creation, tree planting, converting to organic farming, habitat restoration, and drainage designed to minimize run-off, all with the goal of improving both water and soil quality in the project area.

 It is not necessary to RSVP, but we appreciate hearing from you so we can plan appropriately for the day.  Respond to sunflower@tecumsehlandtrust.org, and call 937-767-9490 if you have additional questions, or if you are a landowner in the project area and would like further information.

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14th Annual Harvest Auction
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

14th Annual Harvest Auction

Location: Hollenbeck Bailey Creative Arts Center, downtown Springfield. Ticket information will be available in August. 

This is always a fun event for TLT--and our biggest fundraiser of the year! There will be food provided by Current Cuisine, live music, and of course, fabulous "silent" and "live" auction items. 

Sunflower photo by Becky Holmes

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Local Foods Dinner
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Local Foods Dinner

TLT and the Winds Cafe are so proud to collaborate for the 15th year on the Local Foods Dinner. Five incredible courses all centered around locally grown food. As always we invite the farmers to join us for this very special dinner. There are four seatings: 5:00, 5:30, 7:30 and 8:00. Tickets can be purchased through the land trust in June. Sorry there are no refunds or carry-out orders for this event.

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Gardening Book Club
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

Gardening Book Club

The book we will be discussing: “Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land,” by Scott Freeman. There are lots of copies available through SearchOhio. The event is free and open to the public.

Location: YS Library

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TLT's 2018 Annual Meeting
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

TLT's 2018 Annual Meeting

Tecumseh Land Trust welcomes you to join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting at the McCulloch “Fen Run Farm” at 2pm on Sunday, June 3rd. A tour of the property will begin at 3pm.

The location of the farm is: 7391 S. Pitchin Road, Springfield, OH 45502.

Hope Taft will be the guest speaker, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Act. The Little Miami River was the state’s first designated scenic river and it borders the farm. Please bring your own lawn chair and wear appropriate shoes for walking around any muddy areas.

See you there!

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Bicentennial Bash
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Bicentennial Bash

Mark your calendars for the Bicentennial Bash at the Clark County Fairgrounds on April 27th, 2018. Social hour begins at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. 1800's era costumes are welcome! There will be music by the Pleasant Street Blues Band, food provided by the Simon Kenton Inn, and fun guest speakers: Simon Kenton, Abe Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and General Custer. Tickets will be on sale starting Feb. 1st. Cost is $20 per person, $35 per couple. Stay tuned for more information.

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Perennial/Native Plant Swap & Sale
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Perennial/Native Plant Swap & Sale

Location: Vernet building, Glen Helen, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs 45387.

Celebrate Earth Day! 

It’s never too early to think about spring! What do you need to thin out of your garden? Too many coneflowers or black-eyed Susans? What native perennials would you like to add to attract more of those so important pollinators? Thinking of reducing your mowing time? Perhaps you could use some native ground cover! If this sounds appealing, then mark your calendars for TLT’s Earth Day Plant Swap. You can bring your native seedlings, grasses, forbs, shrubs, and flowers that day, or drop them off earlier that week. If all you want to do is clear out some plants and share them, that’s good too.

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Regenerating Landscapes
Mar
9
7:00 AM07:00

Regenerating Landscapes

Regenerating Landscapes

Sponsored by Community Solutions, Tecumseh Land Trust, Antioch College, and OEFFA

Location: McGregor Hall, Antioch College

Click here to purchase tickets.

Join us to hear how regenerative soil practices build healthy ecosystems, increase resilience to drought and pests, improve productivity, counter climate change, and enhance environmental and human health. 

Conference speakers include:

--Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook

--David Brandt, Carbon Farmer

--David Chal, Biodynamic Gardener, Greenacres

--Solomon Gamboa, Pioneer Landscapes

--Amalie Lipstreau, Policy Director, OEFFA

--Krista Magaw, Executive Director, Tecumseh Land Trust

--Nadia Malarkey, award-winning natural landscaper

--Devin Schenk, The Nature Conservancy

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Conservation Funding 2.0
Mar
8
7:00 AM07:00

Conservation Funding 2.0

Conservation Funding 2.0

Sponsored by Tecumseh Land Trust, The Dayton Foundation Conservation Fund, Antioch College, Community Solutions, and OEFFA

Location: McGregor Hall, Antioch College

Click here to purchase tickets.

Tecumseh Land Trust and several other partners aim to improve water quality in the Jacoby Creek and Yellow Springs Creek sub-watersheds of the Little Miami River. Their 5-year Regional Conservation Partnership will fund easement purchases and conservation practices.

Join us to explore:

--Conservation

--Finance Options

--Working with lenders and foundations to leverage conservation buys

--Partnerships for landscape-scale conservation

Conference Speakers Include:

--Jon Guidugli, Hamilton County Community Foundation

--Sandy Hollenberg, Yellow Springs Credit Union

--Reggie Hall and Andrea Ferri, Conservation Fund

--Susan Jennings, Community Solutions

--Ohio EPA staff, Water Resource Restoration Sponsorship Program

--Devin Schenk, the Nature Conservancy

 

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Land Access Innovations Training
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Land Access Innovations Training

Do you love protecting land for future generations? This February, you can learn how to utilize new tools and strategies to help new farmers get on the land! This day-long workshop is designed for land trusts, conservation professionals, Extension educators, and other USDA service providers, and will equip participants with practical ways to work with beginning farmers to increase their access to land while meeting common goals. 

The National Young Farmers Coalition's recent survey of young farmers found that the number one biggest barrier new farmers face is access to land. This is a challenge when we consider the age of our farming population and the fact that nearly 100 million acres of farmland are expected to change hands in the next decade. Consider attending this workshop on February 14, 2018 at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District office conveniently located near downtown Columbus. 

This workshop is being offered by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association in partnership with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Tecumseh Land Trust. For more information and to register, please visit this website. Questions? Please contact Kelly Henderson, Begin Farming Program Coordinator, kelly@oeffa.org, (614) 421-2022 

Let's help more beginning farmers find their love in the land!

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Holiday Gift Shop
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Holiday Gift Shop

Enjoy a warm drink and a cookie while you visit with us at our office. We will have T-shirts, TLT sporty ball caps, notecards and other stocking-stuffers available for purchase.

Call the office if you have questions--937-767-9490.

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Holiday Gift Shop
Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

Holiday Gift Shop

Enjoy a warm drink and a cookie while you visit with us at our office. We will have T-shirts, TLT sporty ball caps, notecards and other stocking-stuffers available for purchase.

Call the office if you have questions--937-767-9490.

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Hometown Habitat Movie Screening
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Hometown Habitat Movie Screening

Along with the everyday habitat heroes, Catherine Zimmerman and crew introduce us to ecologists, entomologists, and other experts who share the science behind today's "native-plants-know-best" enthusiasts. TLT is happy to sponsor this event. Please purchase your tickets in advance at the Little Art Theater Box Office or https://www.littleart.com/order-tickets-online/ for only $5.

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