Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 30:
Chip Carroll, former Rural Action Staff Member, and Fred Hays will be on television on the Travel Channel at 10pm on the program Hidden Treasures - Ginseng.

Wednesday, January 30:
2% Solution Webcast, LIVE 8PM EASTERN
Focus the Nation will stream a free, live, interactive webcast called The 2% SOLUTION. Join Stanford University climate scientist Stephen Schneider, sustainability expert Hunter Lovins and green jobs pioneer Van Jones and youth climate leaders, for a discussion of global warming solutions. Audiences can weigh in with cell phone voting. Our goal is 10,000 screenings ­and a change in the course of history.The local site to view the program is Baker University Center Front Room sponsored by the Student Sierra Club.

Tuesday, February 5:
A special presentation regarding the surface mining permit process in the state of Ohio by David Clark, Manager of South Region of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mineral Resources Management, 7:00 p.m. at the Logan-Hocking Library, 230 East Main Street, Logan. Clark’s presentation will include a discussion of the state laws that regulate surface mining in Ohio, with a focus on surface mining activities in Southeast Ohio in or near waterways. The public is invited to attend. For more information on this special event, call Friends of the Hocking River, 740-332-1025.

Wednesday, February 6:

Land Restoration Learning Circle meeting, 7pm, Trimble office. Contact Katie, or 740-767-4938, for more information.

Thursday, February 7:
Public Community Meeting for Federal Valley Watershed, to discuss the future of Federal Valley Watershed Group, Amesville Grange Hall at 7 pm. Contact Chris, or 740-767-4938, for or more info.

Thursday, February 14:
**Volunteer Opportunity!**
Community Food Initiatives, a local non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help bag up seeds for the 2008 Free Seed Give Away project on Thursday, February 14, 9-1:30 p.m. at the Rural Action office in Trimble. Volunteers will help put pre-packaged seeds into larger bags. Volunteers, in exchange for their time, will be able to take home as many seeds as they want. For info contact Ronda, or 740-593-5971.

Saturday, February 16- Sunday, February 17:
Coming Home to Eat: 29th Annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Conference in Granville, Ohio. The conference will include nearly 50 workshops, locally sourced food, a kids’ conference, child care for the littlest ones, a trade show, Saturday night dance. See the conference website for more details.

Tuesday, February 19:
Sustainable Economies Learning Circle Meeting, 5:30pm, Athens Public Library's small meeting room. Contact Katie, or 740-767-4938, for more information.

Tuesday, February 19- Wednesday, February20:
Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference, Holiday Inn & Roberts Convention Centre (123 Gano Road) in Wilmington, OH. Leading agricultural professionals and stakeholders from Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana have organized the Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference (ORVFMC). The conference offers valuable and affordable presentations, workshops, and discussions, focused on agricultural marketing. It is a great opportunity for people who want to learn more about farmers’ markets.

Saturday, April 19:
The Adventure Auction, a benefit for Rural Action, 7pm at the Inn at Hocking College. Tickets will be on sale soon. Contact Cat, or 740-767-4938, for more information.