Cast your vote for your local SWCD Board Representative, enjoy a Guido’s dinner, and learn about cover crops from the Ohio cover-crop expert, Dave Brandt.
Join us on this in-depth pasture walk at Tierra Verde Farms. Topics of focus include forage ID, stocking density, grass-finishing, the restaurant market and direct marketing. A discussion on accessing the restaurant market will be held over dinner.
The Farm Science Review showcases new research, products, services, and experience through educational exhibits, presentations, and demonstrations on farming industries, & natural resources. PSWCD offers a community bus trip to and from one day of FSR. Cost includes event ticket, bus ride, morning refreshments, and dinner at Der Dutchman Restaurant!
Cuyahoga River Day Festival at Haymaker’s Farmers Market
Corner of Franklin Ave. & College St. Kent, OH
Explore river themed activities, children’s art, environmental displays and visit with aquatic animals. Learn about plastics in our watershed, stewardship opportunities, and recieve a FREE TREE and milkweed seeds! The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be sharing safe boating “hands on” demonstrations.
Sponsored by Kent Parks & Rec and Kent Environmental Council
Participating Organizations include: Kent Parks & Rec, Portage Soil & Water Conservation District, KSU Crooked River Adventures, US Coast Guyard Auxiliary, City of Kent: Service, Health, and Water Reclamation, & ODNR Naturalists.
Other Activities around Kent include:
Kayak, Canoe & Tube Rentals through Crooked River Adventures at Tannery Park - 100 Stow st, Kent
Have a River Day Adventure along the Cuyahoga (weather and water-level permitting)
Trip Options: 1-3 hr kayak, Tandem Kayak or canoe trips ($20-$55) and lazy river tubes ($13) with return transportation. Contact and reservations: 330-541-7467
Sponsored by KSU Crooked River Adventures
Electrofishing Demonstration at Tannery Park - 100 Stow st, Kent
Who says water and electricity don’t mix? Observe an electrofishing (efishing) demonstration at Tannery Park. You will see how fish are captured with efishing equipment by experienced aquatic life biologists. There will be opportunities for you to get up close and personal with local fish, so be sure to bring the kids, our budding biologists of tomorrow~ Watch for posted updates as Plum Creek Park is the backup location in high water conditions.
Sponsored by Davey Resource Group
Various aspects of wildlife habitat, forest management / timber harvesting and conservation practices will be covered. The event will be held on an active conservation club that will be implementing many wildlife and forestry conservation practices with assistance from NRCS.
If you are looking for expert advice on cultivar selection, site prep, plant care and maintenance relating to growing hazelnuts, then please join the Ohio Nut Growers Association & Portage SWCD in welcoming hazelnut expert John Kelsey, Kelsey Farm, Southside, WV as our presenter.