Jeff Poppen Discussion on Biodynamic Agriculture

An Afternoon with Renowned Biodynamic Farmer Jeff Poppen
A down-to-earth discussion of the Agriculture Lectures by Rudolph Steiner.  Deepen your understanding of the core principles of Biodynamic agriculture and their practical application to organic farming and market gardening.  Topics will range from looking at the farm as a self-sustaining organism, soil biology and tilth, and the use of biodynamic preparations.
Jeff Poppen’s enthusiasm for local food production and distribution stems from his 40 years of farming.  His self-sufficient, biodynamic 300 acre Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs – with five acres of vegetables for market, experimental orchards, extensive herb and flower beds, grains, hay, cattle, and a fruit tree nursery – is the largest and oldest organic farm in Tennessee.  Jeff is also a noted author and presenter on organic and biodynamic farming.
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time: 1 – 4 pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)
Location: IMAGO Earth Center
700 Enright Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205
Cost:  $20 Payable by cash or check at the door
Program is open to the public, however seating is limited – please register early
Please make checks are payable to: Homeadow LLC
Please mail payments to:
Karen Egan
Homeadow Song Farm
5038 Gray Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45232
For more additional information please contact:
Karen Egan

Jeff Poppen Workshop March 8

Merging Modern Methods & Old-Time Wisdom of Gardening & Farming
A Workshop with Jeff Poppen

Saturday, March 8, 2014  10am – 4:30pm

North Presbyterian Church
4222 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223

Jeff Poppen’s enthusiasm for local food production and distribution stems from his 40 years of farming.  His self-sufficient, small certified biodynamic 300 acre Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs – with five acres of vegetables for market, experimental orchards, extensive herb and flower beds, grains, hay, cattle, and a fruit tree nursery – is the largest and oldest organic farm in Tennessee.  Jeff is also a noted author and presenter on organic and biodynamic farming.

Jeff’s workshop will focus on building a dynamic biologically active soil encompassing topics ranging from minerals, soil biology and tilth, and the use of biodynamic preparations.

Workshop Fee:  $35
Lunch is available for an additional $10
Reservations are required by March 1, 2014

Please make checks are payable to: Homeadow LLC
Please mail payments to:

Karen Egan
Homeadow Song Farm
5038 Gray Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45232

Evening Conversation
For workshop participants interested in knowing more about Jeff’s farming methods and biodynamic agriculture there will be an informal conversation beginning at 6pm at the North Presbyterian Church.

For dinner support the local economy. Many Northside restaurants are neighborhood businesses, several try to source local sustainable foods and most have vegetarian entrees.  A few are: Melt, Tacocracy, Sidewinter, Barrio Tequileria, Django Western Taco, Ruth’s Parkside Cafe, Ko-Sho…

For more information contact Karen Egan:    kareegan@gmail.com    513-312-2469

Sponsored by Homeadow Song Farm & Southwest Chapter (OEFFA)

Annual Business Meeting on December 8

All are invited to join us for a pot luck at Grailville on December 8 at 1 pm.  After eating and catching up with each other, we will discuss the past year, look ahead to next year, discuss bulk seed ordering and elect officers.  New folks are invited to see what our chapter is all about and contribute new ideas.  The address is 932 O’Bannonville Rd, Loveland, OH.  RSVPs are requested so we know about how many people are coming.  Bring a dish to share (support your local farmer if possible) plus tableware.  Email Sally at swoeffa@gmail.com

Slow Money–Local Loans for Local Foods

Sunday, October 27 will be the next networking event.  Join us at 3 pm at Peterloon in Indian Hill.  We invite all to attend.  Previous lenders and loan recipients are invited to share their experiences.  Several new presenters will be on hand to explain their operation and their need for additional resources.  If you are interested in keeping your investments LOCAL, please consider joining us!  See  www.localloansforlocalfoods.org for more information and to register.

Fall Programming

Grailville is hosting Farm to Fork II–Celebrating Women Farmers on September 29 from 5 until 8 and the price is $45.    Visit their website for more information  www.grailville.org

Ahead:

October 6  Apple Tasting at Hayfield Farm in Indian Hill 2-4 pm  $10 to support SWOEFFA, reservations required (limited space)

October 19 Slow Food Terra Madre Cob Oven Pizza Party at Gorman Heritage Farm 12-3 pm  $7 plus pizza topping.  Reservations required (limited space).

November 9  Turner Farm tour 1:30-3 pm “Cold Season Vegetable Production”  free, reservations not required

November 10 meeting at Peterloon with Steve Gordon speaking  on “Pigs, Pedigrees, and Porkopolis: Miami Valley Agriculture and the Rise of the Meat Packing Industry, 1825-1861”.  1 pm  $5 donation requested.  Reservations required.

Email swoeffa@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a spot

Local Loan for Local Foods summer meeting August 4

Local Loans for Local Foods invites you to attend a presentation by Carol Peppe Hewitt, co-founder of Slow Money North Carolina.   Carol is also the author of Financing Our Foodshed, Growing Local Food with Slow Money.  She will speak about how we can build resilience in our local foodshed in the Greater Cincinnati/Southwest Ohio region. The event will be held on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:30 P.M. at the Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road Cincinnati, OH 45242.  RSVP is greatly appreciated.   For further information or to RSVP   http://localloansforlocalfoods.org/

Next Local Loans for Local Foods Gathering

Please join on March 17, from 2-5 pm at Peterloon for our next gathering.   Snacks will be provided (a $5 donation is requested).  RSVP by going to the new website www.localloansforlocalfoods.org

Interested in presenting at our gathering? The structure of this event will provide time for 4-6 enterprises to give 10-15 minute presentations to small groups of potential lenders.  If you would like to showcase your enterprise this way, please complete the Borrower Information Document and submit it to cincinnati@slowmoneyohio.org this week.

State of the Plate–Southwest Chapter Conference on April 13, 2013

Our chapter will be holding a mini version of the larger OEFFA conference at Gorman Heritage Farm on April 13.  Workshops will run throughout the day.  Participants will have access to an Exhibition Hall with vendors and tables featuring information about local farms (some educational) and other information pertaining to eating locally and growing sustainably.  Our featured keynote speaker will be Gary Cox, General Counsel to the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.   Visit swoeffa.org for more information and registration.   Forms can also be accessed here:

Registration Form and Workshops updated Click here for registration form and workshops

Exhibit Hall & Sponsor Application Click here for Application to be a Vendor or Sponsor or to set up an Information Table

For additional information, please contact Sally at swoeffa@gmail.com

Local Loans for Local Foods Event

A kick off event for the Local Loans for Local Foods (LL4LF) will be held at Peterloon on January 13 at 2 pm to 4 pm.  The purpose of this event is to connect those with capital available to lend to small local food enterprises in need of loans.  This is also a chance to connect those with land to those looking for land for food production, or connecting other resources to those in need.

This organization grew out of the Slow Money idea presented by Woody Tasch at the OEFFA conference last February.

If you are looking to expand your business, get something started, have funds that you would like to keep in the community or have other resources, please consider attending this event.  Also please feel free to join us even if you are just curious about what this is all about.  We will provide a forum to begin connections, sample forms and appetizers, all in the beautiful Peterloon setting.

You can RSVP by visiting slowmoneyohio.org/local groups/southwest or call Bonnie at (513)677-6790

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