Young Ginger Stage 2
May
15
2:00 pm14:00

Young Ginger Stage 2

Young Ginger - Stage 2 May 15
70.00

Young ginger is not only a beautiful addition to any garden, it is fun to grow and highly beneficial to great health. With the right knowledge cultivating this crop in the mid-west is very much possible. Swainway Urban Farm has been growing young ginger for 5 seasons,  join us to learn how to grow young ginger successfully right here in Ohio. In our workshops participants will learn everything they need to know including pre-sprouting instruction, soil preparation, nutrient requirements, and general care of this tropical plant. Young ginger workshops will be offered at two different stages of growth to allow participants to choose their entry level. 
 

Stage 2: This class offered on May 15th @ 2pm will allow participants to bypass the 8-10 week pre-sprout stage.  Attendees will assist in on-site soil preparation, soil amending, and engage in hands-on transplanting of pre-sprouted young ginger plants into the garden. Cost is $70 and includes 2 lbs of pre-sprouted young ginger plants along with all the information and inspiration to grow upwards of 20 lbs of young ginger this season!

This workshop will be held outdoors at Swainway East, 1224 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH, 43224 from 2-4 pm on Sunday May 15. $70, registration is required.


Reserve your spot today and prepare to gain the experience that will aid the addition of this incredible super food to your garden! 

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Young Ginger Stage 1
Mar
6
2:00 pm14:00

Young Ginger Stage 1

Young Ginger - Stage 1 March 6
45.00

Young ginger is not only a beautiful addition to any garden, it is fun to grow and highly beneficial to great health. With the right knowledge cultivating this crop in the mid-west is very much possible. Swainway Urban Farm has been growing young ginger for 5 seasons,  join us to learn how to grow young ginger successfully right here in Ohio. In our workshops participants will learn everything they need to know including pre-sprouting instruction, soil preparation, nutrient requirements, and general care of this tropical plant. Young ginger workshops will be offered at two different stages of growth to allow participants to choose their entry level. 
Stage 1: In this class offered on March 6th @ 2pm we will engage in the first step of growth, pre-sprout! Participants will prep and plant mature ginger rhizome into pre-sprout trays, learn how to care for sprouting plants, and also receive general plant and care instructions for what to do when the time comes to transplant into the garden. Cost is $45 and includes 2 lbs of certified organic, clean seed, mature ginger rhizome. Participants will leave with a planted tray along with all the information and inspiration to grow upwards of 20 lbs of young ginger this season! This workshop will be held indoors at the CAS headquarters, 4662 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214. 

This workshop will be held indoors at the CAS headquarters, 4662 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214 from 2-4 pm on Sunday March 6. $45, registration required.

Reserve your spot today and prepare to gain the experience that will aid the addition of this incredible super food to your garden! 

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Feb
14
9:30 am09:30

Seedling Success: Best Practices for Growing and Selling Transplants

Joseph Swain and Rachel Tayse of Swainway Urban Farm will present a workshop on marketing and selling seedlings at the 2016 annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference in Granville. 

Pre-registration for the conference is required. Details including online registration is here: http://www.oeffa.org/conference2016.php#weekend

Feb
13
Feb 14

OEFFA Annual Conference

Join CAS members as they attend the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. 

Pre-registration is required. Details, including online registration is here: http://www.oeffa.org/conference2016.php

Oct
24
2:00 pm14:00

Finding Your Niche OEFFA Workshop

With space at a premium, it is important for urban farmers to choose their crops and markets wisely. Urban homesteader Rachel Tayse Baillieul of Columbus will share how she hones in on trends and researches competition when making product decisions, evaluates potential sales outlets including farmers' markets and wholesale clients, and tries to factor her own happiness and good health into decision-making. Rachel will present in the event space at Great Lakes Brewery. After the workshop enjoy networking and a private tour of Ohio City Farm hosted by the Refugee Response.

More details and register here: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50235/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=82214

Aug
24
5:00 pm17:00

Large-Scale Urban Farm OEFFA Tour

Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. One site has been fully transformed, the Clarfield Farm, and a second site will begin in 2015, the Wheatland Farm. Each farm works to sustain itself and raise awareness about hunger by selling a portion of crops directly to local restaurants in addition to feeding the neighborhood around the farm.

The Clarfield Farm operates on three acres of vacant elementary school property in the Marion-Franklin neighborhood. Each week, neighbors visit the farm stand to fill up on fresh, wholesome produce. With three high-tunnel structures at the farm, produce and opportunities for engagement are available year-round.

Directions to 3220 Groveport Rd., Columbus, OH 43207 : From I-71, take the Frank Rd./Rte. 104 exit and head east. Exit Frank Rd./Rte. 104 at Groveport Rd. Turn right and drive south. The farm will be about 1.5 miles from the exit and will be on the left, with parking in the rear of the school building.

Aug
14
12:00 pm12:00

Aquaponic Fish Production OEFFA Tour

Project AquaStar is a multifaceted aquaponics, waste reduction, and composting business enterprise operated by St. Stephens Community House in the Linden Neighborhood of Columbus. The site includes an aquaponics system utilizing six 1,200 gallon tanks.

Aquaponics is a synergistic production technique in which fish and plants are grown together in the same system. The fish waste feeds the growing plants and the plants in turn clean and filter the water that returns to the fish environment. Tilapia fish are produced in this system in an effort to help address food insecurity in the Linden community.

Directions to 1500 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219: From I-71, take the 17th St. exit and go east toward Cleveland Ave. Cross Cleveland Ave. and after about 2,000 feet, St. Stephens Community House will be on the left. Turn right into the parking area. Project Aquastar is directly ahead.

Aug
9
2:00 pm14:00

Urban Farming in Small Spaces OEFFA Tour

Swainway Urban Farm began as a backyard garden in 2007 and now includes three growing sites producing certified organic mushrooms, microgreens, seedlings, and specialty vegetables for sale at farmers’ markets and restaurants. This tour will feature the original farm of permanent raised beds used for intensive market gardening. Join Joseph Swain and Rachel Tayse to discuss the challenges and rewards of expanding and refining an urban farm. Visitors will see the farm’s extensive composting systems, hoop houses used for season extension and hardening off seedlings, personal perennial gardens, and egg-laying chickens.

Directions to 285 Canyon Dr., Columbus, OH 43214 : From I-71, take the Cooke Rd. exit. Travel west to Indianola Ave. and turn left. Continue south to Glenmont Rd. and turn right. Follow Glenmont Rd. to Sharon Rd. and turn right. Turn left on Canyon Dr. Park on the street, being respectful of neighbors’ yards. Carpooling is encouraged. 

Jul
25
2:00 pm14:00

Urban Fruit and Vegetable Production and Marketing OEFFA Tour

Franklinton Gardens is a nonprofit urban farm in the Franklinton community of Columbus. Franklinton Gardens maintains a mosaic of urban food production gardens that total just over 1.5 acres, including multiple market gardens, a perennial fruit and nut nursery, a bramble garden, a community garden, and a neighborhood produce stand.

Franklinton Garden’s goal is to demonstrate that urban agriculture can be a cornerstone of a healthy urban food system by showcasing high output gardens and inspiring others to garden to strengthen household food security and the local food economy. This tour will focus on seven gardens that contribute the bulk of Franklinton Gardens’ annual fruit and vegetable production. Guests will see four high tunnels, a seedling start house, a produce rinse and refrigeration area, drip irrigation, and an assortment of cold frames.

Directions: From Rte. 315 S, take the Rich/Town St. exit and continue south to the Rich St. intersection. Turn right on Rich St. From Rte. 315 N, take the Rich/Town St. exit and continue north to the Town St. intersection. Turn left on Town St. Continue to Martin Ave. Turn left on Martin Ave. Park near Martin Ave. and Rich St. and walk west to 909 W. Rich St.