January 19, 2013 Aquaponics and Aquaculture in Urban Settings Presenter: Dr, Laura Tiu, OSU Extension Join us for this informative session and learn more about the benefits of aquaponics to grow your own food year round. 9:30 am – Noon Godman Guild
March 2, 2013 The Future of Producing Food in Urban Areas of Ohio Presenter: Dr. Joe Kovach, Retired OSU Entomologist
Doctors across the country are taking cooking classes to learn how to cook healthy foods so they can be better equipped to advise their patients on improving their diets. It is the latest trend in the fight against diseases like diabetes and obesity that are reaching epidemic proportions in America.
Local Matters Board Member and Pediatrician, Dr. Mary-Lynn Niland, was inspired to bring cooking classes to medical professionals here in our own community. She approached Local Matters with the opportunity, knowing that empowerment through food education is one of our key missions.
Local Matters has been nominated for a Chase Community Giving grant. Chase will be giving away over $5 Million in grants to non-profits across the country, but to get funds an organization must reach a critical mass of votes compared to others nominated.
We need your vote!
To vote, you must have a Chase and/or Facebook account. Voting ends September 19.
Walking along the lovely rows of Sunflowers at Jorgensen Farms, watching honey bees busily moving from one flower to the next, one would never guess that our precious honeybees are in danger. As part of Local Foods Week, Jorgensen Farm hosted a movie night on their beautiful farm, showing Queen of the Sun, a documentary about the importance of bees, how bees thrive, and what may be causing the decline of the honeybee. A crowd of around fifty gathered in the barn to listen to a local beekeeper talk abou
It's amazing to think how much Local Foods Week has grown over the past four years, but it's no surprise: the community of young farmers, restaurant enthusiasts, food justice activists and healthy eating advocates is flourishing. (Even the papers noticed!
Scott Elder is a self-taught home cook with a passion for cooking real food, celebrating outstanding local Ohio ingredients & constantly broadening his culinary horizons. He's an HR professional turned pediatric ICU nurse who revels in connecting with others.