May Oxbow Meeting

An edible forest garden is a food production strategy that mimics a woodland ecosystem. Protect and improve biodiversity while getting a productive yield! Learn about the history of this approach to food cultivation, how to set up a forest garden for yourself, and resources for further study.

Amy Stross is the author of The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People, and specializes in permaculture gardening, writing, and education. Edible gardening is her second career. A former high school teacher with a Masters in Education, Amy worked as a professional edible landscaper and was the administrator for community supported agriculture projects (CSAs) before transforming her 1/10-acre suburban yard into a productive landscape. She went on to start a community food forest at Mount St. Joe University with residents of Delhi Township. Amy has reached hundreds of thousands of people with her adventures and expertise on her website, She lives in the suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and farm cat. Their current adventures include transforming their 3.3-acre suburban property into an edible and biodiverse micro-farm.

To get to the Oxbow, Inc. Office take Highway US 50 south from the #16 exit of I-275. Pass the Hollywood Casino exit and turn left at the second stop light onto Walnut St. 301 Walnut is on the right side at the second stop light where Walnut changes from two way to one way. Free parking is available on Walnut St., Center St., and in the parking lot behind the building.) Note: If there is any questions about whether or not a program is cancelled due to weather, a notice will be posted on our home page. You may also call Kani Meyer at 513-307-5284.

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