Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
A record number of people turned out Thursday for the first of the city health department’s farmers’ markets this year.
Franklin County is using cornstalks to help keep country roads clear of snow. Franklin County Commissioners today approved a program which pays local farmers to leave cornstalks up over the winter.
Much attention is given to the problems facing family-owned farms in Ohio and elsewhere. Problems include weather, disappearing farmland, pollution from field run off, and a population that is increasingly non-rural. A small but growing idea tries to address all of these issues, except – of course – the weather.
The potential for pollution is a major concern for many Ohioans living next to factory farms. Government officials say state regulations are adequate protection. Environmentalists couldn’t disagree more.
Facing the highest fuel prices in years, Ohio farmers are looking for ways to cut costs during this harvest season.
The latest census data from the agriculture Department shows more than 236,000 women were managing farms in the U-S in 2002 — up 13% from 1997. That works out to about one in every ten farms.