December Christmas Themed Food Swap

This swap will have a Christmas theme, including cookies, candies, nut rolls, and other seasonal items.

A food swap event is where people meet to share homemade, homegrown, and foraged foods (including plant starts and seeds). No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for other’s. Ingredient labeling is required as some people have allergies, etc.  Local and fresh food is preferred but bring what you feel comfortable with.  Each individual item should have a value of around $5.

Each unique item will have a sheet placed in front of it. During the “walking around” phase, swappers will write down what they are willing to trade for a given item (sheets will be provided). For example, if you have jars of jelly and you want a loaf of bread, you put down your name and “jars of jelly” on the bread sheet. During the swap phase, you find people who want your products and whose products you want. Sometimes you can get someone to trade even if they didn’t write down a bid on your sheet, but this is usually only if they have extra they don’t want to have to take home.

If this all sounds a little scary, feel free to attend as an observer to see how it’s done.

Here’s how to succeed at your first food swap.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Sign in and set up

7:00-7:30 Walk around, sample, and bid

7:30-8:00 Swap!

For additional questions, please contact kentfoodnotlawns@gmail.com

Tierra Verde Farms tour

Tierra Verde Farms is a family farm dedicated to providing their customers with not only healthy products but also ones that taste great too! Their animals are free range pasture based and receive no hormones or antibiotics and live in a stress free environment. Mike will give us a personal tour and then we can shop the farm store afterwards. http://www.tierraverdefarms.com/

Flower Fun Event

An Evening of Flower Fun
Join me for an evening of hands-on flower fun

Barbara Eaton, veteran flower grower, will bring a car load of her
home-grown fresh-cut flowers. You get to choose the flowers you like
and make up to three bouquets to take home. Barb will share some of
her flower growing and bouquet making tips.

When: Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kent Social Services, 1066 South Water Street, Kent Ohio

For more info about cost and registration visit www.flowerloveohio.weebly.com

Feel free to pass this invitation along to your friends and family

November Food Swap

A food swap event is where people meet to share homemade, homegrown, and foraged foods (including plant starts and seeds). No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for other’s. Ingredient labeling is required as some people have allergies, etc.  Local and fresh food is preferred but bring what you feel comfortable with.  Each individual item should have a value of around $5.

Each unique item will have a sheet placed in front of it. During the “walking around” phase, swappers will write down what they are willing to trade for a given item (sheets will be provided). For example, if you have jars of jelly and you want a loaf of bread, you put down your name and “jars of jelly” on the bread sheet. During the swap phase, you find people who want your products and whose products you want. Sometimes you can get someone to trade even if they didn’t write down a bid on your sheet, but this is usually only if they have extra they don’t want to have to take home.

If this all sounds a little scary, feel free to attend as an observer to see how it’s done.

Here’s how to succeed at your first food swap.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Sign in and set up

7:00-7:30 Walk around, sample, and bid

7:30-8:00 Swap!

For additional questions, please contact kentfoodnotlawns@gmail.com

October Food Swap

A food swap event is where people meet to share homemade, homegrown, and foraged foods (including plant starts and seeds). No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for other’s. Ingredient labeling is required as some people have allergies, etc.  Local and fresh food is preferred but bring what you feel comfortable with.  Each individual item should have a value of around $5.

Each unique item will have a sheet placed in front of it. During the “walking around” phase, swappers will write down what they are willing to trade for a given item (sheets will be provided). For example, if you have jars of jelly and you want a loaf of bread, you put down your name and “jars of jelly” on the bread sheet. During the swap phase, you find people who want your products and whose products you want. Sometimes you can get someone to trade even if they didn’t write down a bid on your sheet, but this is usually only if they have extra they don’t want to have to take home.

If this all sounds a little scary, feel free to attend as an observer to see how it’s done.

Here’s how to succeed at your first food swap.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Sign in and set up

7:00-7:30 Walk around, sample, and bid

7:30-8:00 Swap!

For additional questions, please contact kentfoodnotlawns@gmail.com

September Food Swap

A food swap event is where people meet to share homemade, homegrown, and foraged foods (including plant starts and seeds). No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for other’s. Ingredient labeling is required as some people have allergies, etc.  Local and fresh food is preferred but bring what you feel comfortable with.  Each individual item should have a value of around $5.

Each unique item will have a sheet placed in front of it. During the “walking around” phase, swappers will write down what they are willing to trade for a given item (sheets will be provided). For example, if you have jars of jelly and you want a loaf of bread, you put down your name and “jars of jelly” on the bread sheet. During the swap phase, you find people who want your products and whose products you want. Sometimes you can get someone to trade even if they didn’t write down a bid on your sheet, but this is usually only if they have extra they don’t want to have to take home.

If this all sounds a little scary, feel free to attend as an observer to see how it’s done.

Here’s how to succeed at your first food swap.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Sign in and set up

7:00-7:30 Walk around, sample, and bid

7:30-8:00 Swap!

For additional questions, please contact kentfoodnotlawns@gmail.com

Intro to Early Permaculture Design Project in Youngstown, OH

This is a meetup hosted by the North East Ohio Permaculture Meetup:

Bending Oak Farm is a newly established permaculture project. We will be looking at the plans of the project and taking a walking tour of the site to learn how to begin converting a property into a permaculture design.

Please remember this is a project in it’s infancy with rough paths and terrain. Please be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and weather appropriate clothing. Toilets will not be easily accessible. Also, Mosquito repellent is highly recommended.