Extension Directors and Administrators are invited to network and engage with expert panelists who will present multiple strategies that support the sustainable development of commercial and community-focused urban agriculture. Joining ECOP Chair Chris Watkins will be Anu Rangarajan, Director of the Cornell Small Farms Program, and Brad Gaolach, Washington State University Extension, Director of Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension (WCMER). The event is taking place Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Follow this link to learn more.
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Tags: Newsletter, Urban Agriculture
Legacy cities such as Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Leipzig (Germany), and Manchester (UK) face major challenges in the 21st century economy, including loss of economic base, aging infrastructure, social polarization, and continued sprawl despite population stabilization. Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting a socially just and sustainable communities? The panel discussion is taking place Friday, January 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST. Follow this link to learn more.
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Tags: Newsletter, Mahoning County, Summit County, Cuyahoga County
Diverse perspectives and approaches to learning and knowing can strengthen our work in urban and community forestry. Indigenous and local knowledge is embedded in the concept of biocultural stewardship - an approach to working with communities recognizing that the stewardship of place is inseparable from the stewardship of people, and that cultural resources are as important as natural resources. A shift toward biocultural stewardship can help cultivate sustainability and well-being in communities undergoing rapid environmental, social, and climate changes. In this presentation, they will explore the concept of biocultural stewardship and how it can be applied to different geographical contexts and culturally distinct communities, including urban settings. The webinar is taking place Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST. Follow this link to learn more.
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A celebration of the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University brought together past and present leaders of the university to discuss the successes and challenges facing higher education.
This month, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson joined former President E. Gordon Gee for a virtual fireside chat. The conversation was moderated by Stephen Gavazzi, professor of human development and family science, and David Staley, associate professor of history.
Gavazzi and Staley edited “Fulfilling the 21st Century Land-Grant Mission,” a book of essays that includes contributions from Gee, former Ohio State presidents William “Brit” Kirwan and Michael V. Drake, and university faculty and staff. Follow this link to learn more.
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Registration is now open for the 2020 OSU Extension Annual (Virtual) Conference!
You are invited to attend and participate in the 2020 OSU Extension Virtual Annual Conference – Embrace Change Together!
This 3-day 2020 virtual conference will highlight how our efforts meet today's challenges to create a more engaged tomorrow. This conference will also showcase innovative presenters and sessions full of new ways you can engage our four tracks.The conference is December 7-9, 2020, beginning at 8:45 a.m. To register, you will need an approved eRequest #
- All-Conference Pass: $25
- Students: $10