Local and Bio-Regional Events

2016 Events:

May 13:

“A Day in the Woods” Exploring Edible and Medicinal Plants in your backyard and beyond!
Location: Vinton Furnace
CONTACT:  Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, OSU Extension   740-710-3009 or apsley.1@osu.edu

May 19:

“Mushroom Madness” United Plant Savers Internship Education Program
Location: Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary, Meigs County, Ohio

June 4:

Distilling Hydrosols and Aromatherapy Basics
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Contact: Mother Earth Foods to register


Sorry you missed it. Join us this year! 2015 Events:

Fall into Fitness, Fun and You Got it Your Backyard!

Join me this fall in local yoga in Athens, schedule a private MFR, AromaTouch or Lifestyle Assessment or join in one of these local rambles.   When in doubt schedule an event for your neck of the woods….

United Plant Savers Oct. 1-2 Creating and Exploring Sanctuary check out flyer and registration at www.unitedplantsavers.org. or www.goldensealsanctuary.org.   This even will be held at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Meigs County, Ohio.  With the amazing folks coming to share their experience this event is sure to be exciting.

Ohio State University Extension A Day in the Woods

CONTACT:  Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, OSU Extension   740-710-3009 or apsley.1@osu.edu

“Fall Edibles and Understory Plants” Offered at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

McArthur, OH – In late summer and early fall, as the days are growing shorter and the nights cooler, the woodland landscapes of Ohio support a diverse assemblage of edible and useful plants, and late-season wildflowers.  In “Fall Edibles and Understory Plants”, woodland owners and enthusiasts will learn about the uses, identification, and habitat requirements of common edible plants.   In addition, we will explore the flora of the Vinton Furnace State Forest by focusing on late-flowering (and often overlooked) wildflowers, including the asters and goldenrods.  This program will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur on Friday, September 11.

Harvey Ballard, Ohio University’s Department of Environmental and Plant Biology; Rebecca Wood, Hopewood Holistic Health; and Todd Hutchinson, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station will lead classroom and field discussions on the following topics:

  • The identification and uses of common edible plants and mushrooms in southern Ohio
  • Hands-on field experience to learn about the habitats where edible plants and mushrooms thrive.
  • The identification and habitat requirements for common late summer and fall wildflowers
  • Visit habitats where late summer and fall wildflowers are found, including forests, open woodlands, edges, fields, and roadsides.
  • Methods to encourage and/or cultivate edible plants and late-season wildflowers in the woodland landscape.

Spring Foray at Cedar Hill Farm:

Choose morning or afternoon sessions to walk the woods, sample the delectable wild foods, and learn about medicinal mushrooms. Join Dave Hawkins of Mother Earth Foods/Cedar Hill Farm and Rebecca Wood of Hopewood Holistic Health for the 2nd annual spring foray event! Join them to explore the wealth and bounty in your backyard and beyond!

Contact Mother Earth Food to Register!