Garden Tour Close to Home: Wyandotte Flowers

Come see a Columbus lot that’s growing a flower business at the OEFFA Capital Chapter’s next tour. Nancy Kangas of Wyandotte Flowers invites you to stay for a POTLUCK following this tour, where you’ll learn how she’s increasing perennials, integrating permaculture practices, and making other environ mentally friendly efforts.

304 Wyandotte Ave., Columbus

Sunday, September 12, 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Nancy: 614/501-9131

Garden Tours Close to Home: Lisa Large

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 1 pm

6095 Bausch Rd., Galloway (Franklin Co.)

Be inspired and get great growing tips at this tour of Lisa Large’s garden.

Lisa intensively grows a wide variety of chemical-free vegetables in four plots totaling approximately 2500 square feet. She and her husband, Randy, eat all they can fresh, and put up/store as much as possible for the remainder of the year. Any extra produce is sold to neighbors and coworkers.

This tour is part of the OEFFA Capital Chapter first annual Garden Tours Close to Home series.


Capital Chapter Brunch and Meeting

11 am Sunday, March 21, 2010

OEFFA Office: 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus 43214

Help us plan the chapter’s “Garden Tours Close To Home.”  We’ll be selecting venues and setting up the schedule.  If you’d like to offer your place, or there’s a garden you’ve been wanting to tour, we want to know!

Also come for fellowship and great food—enjoy a brunch potluck by bringing a dish to pass and your own table ware.  And, in anticipation of the coming fresh produce season, we’ll also will share our favorite cookbooks—bring your favorite to show others.  For more information, questions, contact chapter president Lisa Large at: 614-878-7324.

Capital Chapter meeting – Seed order time!

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 pm at the OEFFA office – 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus.

Main order of business is putting together a flower and gardening Fedco seed order (not tubers or tools). Open to members and non-members. Bring your catalog, or look at Fedco’s online catalog: prior to coming to the meeting.

For more information, contact Suzie at

April 09: Chapter meeting and Earth Day event

Time to make chapter plans and elect our president and board rep. for the coming year at the April 1 Chapter meeting, 7 pm, OEFFA office, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus 43214

OEFFA will have a booth at the April 19 Earth Day event (organized by Green Columbus), Earth Day 2009: Picture This, at Goodale Park in Columbus.  Help get the word out about sustainability, organic farming/gardening and OEFFA!  Volunteers needed to work part or all of the noon to 7 pm event.  Please sign up for a shift, and come enjoy the day: Live music, green seminars, kids’ activities, food, and lots of green businesses and groups like OEFFA!

Volunteers/questions about the meeting and Earth Day event: Renee, 614/523-0895;

Warm up your kitchen making bread and butter!

 What better way to greet autumn’s cool weather than a warm activity in the kitchen making homemade bread and butter!  Join us Sunday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. at the Dodd rehabilitation kithcen on the OSU campus to learn how easy it is to make your own butter and bread.

Suggested donation is $5 to help cover ingredient costs.  If you’d like to have a hands-on experience, bring your own blender or Cuisinart (optional); we’ll supply the ingredients and know-how!  Bring containers to take home samples.

Location:  Dodd Hall rehabilitation kitchen, 480 Medical Center Drive, OSU campus.  Building is on the corner of Cannon and Medical Center drives.  Garage parking entrance on Westpark St.

This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Capital Chapter.  For more information, contact Renee at 614/523-0895,


Due to Sunday’s storm and its aftermath, the OEFFA Capital Chapter’s Sunday, September 21 event—“What To Do with All Those Tomatoes (Did we also say zucchini)?: Storing tomatoes, tomato and zucchini recipes”—has been canceled.  Sorry for any inconvenience!


Please join us Sunday, October 19 for “Making Bread and Butter.”  It’s easier than you think; come find out.  We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Dodd Hall rehabilitation kitchen on the OSU campus—

480 Medical Center Drive

.  The building is on the corner of Cannon and Medical Center drives.  Garage parking entrance is on

Westpark St



Questions–contact Renee at, 614/523-0895


WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE TOMATOES?!  (Did we also say zucchini?)Sun., Sept. 21:  Storing tomatoes, tomato and zucchini recipes 

WARM ACTIVITY FOR COOL WEATHERSun., Oct., 19:  Making bread and butter 

Events are at 10:30 a.m., Dodd Hall rehabilitation kitchen,

480 Medical Center Drive

, OSU campusBuilding is on the corner of Cannon and Medical Center drives.  Garage parking entrance on

Westpark St


Events are open to the public.  A nominal donation may be asked to cover expenses, and attendees may need to bring items (such as containers to take samples home).  Keep checking the Capital Chapter webpage for updates on the upcoming events, or for more information, contact Renee at 614/523-0895,

Get Ready for the Local Fruit and Veggie Season: Food preservation techniques, pickling and making simple preserves

Sunday, June 22, 2008, 10:30 a.m.

Dodd Hall rehabilitation kitchen, OSU, 480 Medical Center Dr.


Yea!  Farmers’ markets are in full swing and gardens are growing—find out what to do with the bounty!  Chapter volunteers Lynne Genter and Lisa Large will demonstrate how to make simple strawberry preserves, share their favorite homemade dill pickles recipe, and discuss and show various ways fruits and veggies can be stored to make the most of these fresh foods and extend the season.


Pre-registration not necessary, but let us know you’re coming if you can:  Suggested donation is estimated at $3-$5; we’ll base the donation on what our costs are and number of attendees.  Questions, more information can be directed to Renee Hunt at the above email, or call 614-523-0895.


Directions:  Dodd Hall is located on the corner of Cannon and Medical Center drives on the Ohio State University campus.  Parking is available at the OSU Hospital Parking Garage; garage parking entrance on Westpark St.  There will be a parking fee.

Making Mozzarella focus of April 13 Capital Chapter meeting!

Making mozzarella is fun and easy–come find out Sunday, April 13, at the OEFFA office, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214 (just off High St. a few blocks south of Henderson Rd.)!

10 a.m. chapter business meeting, 10:30 a.m. MAKING MOZZARELLA

Making Mozzarella is the first of several educational series offered by the chapter in 2008! Members and non-members are welcome; a donation to cover kitchen rental and materials is appreciated! Bring a storage container to take sample home.

On the meeting agenda: Chapter president and representative to the OEFFA board elections; educational event planning; ongoing farming and gardening networking/exchanges, more?!

If you’re not on it, please sign up on the OEFFA Capital Chapter list serve: You can have emails delivered and sent from/to your regular address. It’s an easy way to connect with other local members, and we promise you won’t see your email box spammed or overloaded with messages.

Questions? Contact Renee,

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