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80 Community Gardens Thrive in Columbus

Mary Simon shows Willie Alexander how to grow vegetables in a community garden on Ellsworth Ave.
July 11, 2007

Columbus is home to more than 80 community gardens where residents turn weed-invested city lots into bountiful crops. Franklin Park Conservatory, the city and others are encouraging the use of vacant lots to grow produce.

Antioch College’s “Temporary” Closure Depends on Alumni

June 14, 2007

Antioch College faces a difficult road ahead if it plans to reopen after a 4-year-hiatus. The college’s president announced Tuesday that the 155-year-old liberal arts institution known for social activism would shut down at the end of the next academic year.

Ohio Barns Group Holds Preservation Conference

Spring comes to Glen Harper's barn near Springboro
March 29, 2007

Many historic structures from Ohio’s past are lost every year. They’re barns; symbols of the state’s agricultural heritage. Their enthusiasts will gather March 30th in Mansfield for the 8th annual Ohio Barn Conference. It’s a 3-day meeting to discuss restoration, preservation, barn photography and tax incentives for barn repair. Participants will also tour local barns in the Richland County area.