The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) is a grassroots coalition of farmers, backyard gardeners, consumers, retailers, educators, researchers, and others who share a desire to build a healthy food system that brings prosperity to family farmers, helps preserve farmland, offers food security for all Ohioans, and economic development for rural communities.
The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show kicked off on February 27th, and will continue to run through Sunday, March 7th at the Ohio Expo Center. Guest appearances at this year’s event include writer Tracy DiSabato-Aust, HGTV stars Jamie Durie and Shane Tallant and Ace of Cakes stars Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey and Geof Manthorne. […]
After you have made tomato sandwiches, salads, stews, and more, it is tempting to just toss the rest of your CSA or home garden tomato harvest in the compost heap. Preserving tomatoes is not that hard and you will thank yourself in the fall for putting up farm fresh goodness. Here are a few ideas for […]
Many people put their garden beds to rest after the tomatoes have ripened, but that need not be the case. Now is the time to plan and prepare for fall vegetable garden plantings, also called succession planting. It’s a great time to start gardening even if you’ve never grown food for yourself! If you want […]
Becke and Paul Boyer have turned their backyard into a wonderful space that yields lots of food. They love having such a variety of foods available from their own yard. Some of the things they are growing include: raspberries, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, strawberries, melons, zucchini, sweet corn, tomatoes, many herbs, swiss chard, carrots, […]
Dru and Jeannie Simmons are not new to gardening. They have been participating in the Italian Village community garden for a number of years. But this year, the plot was sold and no longer able to be used as a community garden. Rather than give up, they teamed up with 17 other households to create […]