Several local farms will have displays where attendees can meet
the farmers, learn about their practices, and sign up for CSA
(community supported agriculture) shares.
Black Swamp Conservancy, a northwest Ohio land conservation
organization, is bringing together three local experts to speak
on the role of ecologically-responsible farming in our local
food economy: the owner and farmer of Herbaceous, Ltd. Michael
Schiewer; owner of The Original Sub Shop, Maureen Brogan, and
the manager of local grocery Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, Sean
Fitzgerald. The discussion will be moderated by Danielle Kusner,
CCA, an Agronomist with The Andersons who leads their
initiatives in organics and soil health.
More information about this event can be found by going to Black
Swamp Conservancy’s website at www.blackswamp.org, or by calling
About the film
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John
and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of
barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity
provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover
a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their
farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and
an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest
Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living
and a healthier planet.
About Black Swamp Conservancy
Black Swamp Conservancy is a land trust dedicated to protecting
natural habitats and family farms, now and for future
generations, through land conservation agreements. The
Conservancy does this to preserve the rural heritage, unique
natural habitats, and streams of northwest Ohio.
Since its founding in 1993, the organization has permanently
protected more than 17,750 acres of woods, wetlands and family
farms in northwest Ohio. By protecting the region’s valuable
land and water resources, the Conservancy supports healthy
communities with strong, sustainable economies including
agriculture and ecotourism.
As a nonprofit organization, Black Swamp Conservancy relies on
the support of landowners, donors, and partnerships with other
conservation organizations. The Conservancy strives to be a wise
investment for its supporters, whether they are giving their
land, time or money.
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