OEFFA Lake Effect Chapter 2023 Events

Join OEFFA’s Lake Effect Chapter for these events

A’s and O’s Farm Tour—10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, May 6, 2023

Gather at the Lake Shore Blvd. field of the urban, organic A’s and O’s Farm. This tour will show examples of no-till mulch farming, solar water pumping, deer and rabbit pest protection techniques, and maybe share some ideas for pacifying the occasional human pest living next door.

The organic asparagus field hopefully will be in full production by then, so you can pick a meal’s worth to take home, as well as some rich, composted wood chips for your garden. And there may be the opportunity for hands-on planting of seeds, asparagus roots, or perennials, so wear boots and coveralls!

The Lake Shore Blvd. field of A’s and O’s Farm has no address. Put 7627 Lake Shore Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 in your GPS, and then pull in the driveway directly WEST of that address (the dirt path going into the woods from Lake Shore Blvd., opposite Chase Dr.)

Rain date is Sunday, May 7. Contact Valerie at (440) 231-0842 or Tom at (440) 257-2673 with questions. A donation to OEFFA is requested.

Food and Energy Workshops—Noon-3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2023

Thank you for joining us at the Lake Effect Chapter’s Food and Energy Workshops! These hands-on workshops explored food storage and renewable energy.

Prior to the workshops, participants enjoyed a delicious organic vegan wrap, as well as organic cookies and a beverage. (Noon)

OEFFA Presentation: Things kicked off with OEFFA showing how organic is all around you and how important it is for your health and planet. (12:20-12:40 p.m.)

Homesteading 101: Tips, tools, and references for starting your permaculture inspired homestead. This workshop covered orchards, gardens, livestock, earthworks, and more, plus where to put things on your land and how to start building your dreams based on northeast Ohio resources. Presented by John from Red Beet Row in Jefferson. (12:40-1:30 p.m.)

Solar Energy Applications for Home, Farm, and Business: This workshop explored the prevailing need and potential to become energy independent using solar panels and electric vehicles. There was hands-on instruction using solar panel kits, plus discussion about full home scale and business renewable energy systems. Presented by Tom and Valerie from A’s and O’s Farm in Mentor. (1:40-2:30 p.m.)

Fermentation and the Preservation of Local Food: Fermentation is an age-old food preservation technique that transforms ingredients into something new and exciting. This workshop covered the simple steps that can turn cabbage into sauerkraut or kimchi and hot peppers into chili sauce. Food and jars were provided. Presented by Steve from Bat Barn Farm in Chardon. (2:40-3:30 p.m.)

A donation to OEFFA was requested to participate in these workshops.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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