Calendar of Events

Ales for Acres
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

*Note: Ales for Acres in September will take place on Sept. 12th instead of Sept. 5th.

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Ales for Acres
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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Ales for Acres
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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Ales for Acres
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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Winter Solstice Poetry Reading
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Poetry Reading

Gather with friends of the Tecumseh Land Trust and Glen Helen for an evening of poetry in honor of the Winter Solstice. Bring a poem of your own to share, and enjoy snacks provided by Wheat Penny Oven & Bar. Proceeds support Tecumseh Land Trust & Glen Helen. $5 suggested donation.

Location: Vernet Building, 405 Corry St, Yellow Springs

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16th Annual Local Foods Dinner
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

16th Annual Local Foods Dinner

Mary Kay Smith and Roland Eliason of the Winds Cafe will present the local flavor of summer in Ohio at this very special fundraising event for TLT.

The menu will be centered around locally grown food harvested at the peak of its flavor. Served in 5 courses, each delicious meal will include: Soup, Choice of Meat or Vegetarian Entree, Salad, Cheese Plate, and Dessert.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Seating is limited! Seats sell out quickly, especially the 5:30 and 7:30 seatings.

Tickets are $75 per person/$150 per couple (does not include gratuity and beverages).

Call (937) 767-9490 for more information. Reservation information will be posted on our homepage in July.

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Ales for Acres
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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Glass Farm Walk
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Glass Farm Walk

Come visit with us at Glass Farm and check out the work of our incredible volunteers. Tour a thriving home for beavers and large swaths of pollinator prairies, all adorned with the natural curvature of grassy pathways and hand-crafted stone benches.

Location: King Street, Yellow Springs, OH.

Look for signs along the street, near Fairfield Pike.

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"This Land I Love" Artists' Reception
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

"This Land I Love" Artists' Reception

"This Land I Love" -- An invitational landscape exhibition celebrating our bountiful farmland, forests, and natural areas.

Location: Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Join us for the opening reception and meet the artists who are participating in the show. The exhibition is up now through August 31st.

Presenting Artists:

David Leach
Libby Rudolf
Krista Magaw
Jenny Haack
Chris Klinger
Edward Charney
Ted Vander Roest
Debbie Chlebek
Pat Robinow

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each art piece benefits TLT.

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Ales for Acres
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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Ales for Acres
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ales for Acres

Support TLT's 1% for Green Space program and the Yellow Springs Brewery. $1 from every beer sold will go directly to our land preservation fund for Miami Township. Great beer, fun people, and a fantastic cause!

Location: Yellow Springs Brewery

305 N Walnut St, Ste B, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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TLT Annual Meeting: 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

TLT Annual Meeting: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 20 years since the preservation of Whitehall Farm

Tecumseh Land Trust’s Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2pm

on the lawn of the historic Whitehall Farm

Enjoy an afternoon on the farm with a guided walk at 3pm and refreshments .

Bring lawn chairs or blankets if you wish to sit during the brief business meeting.

 4633 US 68 N. Yellow Springs

Sorry, no house tours.

 

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Glen Helen Association Annual Meeting
May
15
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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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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Gardening Book Club
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gardening Book Club

Our next book will be "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants," by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Copies should be easily available and an audio version, read by the author, is available instantly on Hoopla.

Location: Yellow Springs Public Library

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Planning for Farm Transition
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Planning for Farm Transition

Springfield, OH 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Are you considering what to do with your farm or land when you're ready to retire or pass it on to the next generation? You are not alone!

There are lots of options and resources to assist you in the transition, succession, or transfer of your land, and this workshop can get you started down the path to the solutions that are right for you, your family, and your land!

Join us for a full-day workshop on Saturday, April 6 at the Clark State Community College in Springfield, OH to learn about:

- Several models of farm succession and transition
- Family communication strategies
- Resources to begin developing your transition plan
- Professionals and organizations that can assist you with your plans

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to better assess your situation, articulate goals for the future of your land, and develop a transition plan.

Workshop speakers include:

- Farmer Bill Agle will share his recent farm transition experience.
- Ross County Extension agent Chris Brunyis will provide expertise to help farmers navigate the process of communicating and planning for land transition, succession, or transfer in order to meet family, land management, and farming operation goals.
- Pete Foreman will discuss options for financial and estate planning.

Cost: $20 per person. Price includes lunch.

Register Here

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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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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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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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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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