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Green Ideas, Companies Display Their Wares

Stuart Hunter with the Giant Twist Freedom electric hybrid
12:00AM
September 12, 2008

This is the second day of the three-day Summit on Sustainability and the Environment here in Columbus. Yesterday exhibitors at the Columbus Convention Center displayed their ideas on ways to achieve a greener world.

Mount Gilead Farm Thrives on Produce Subscriptions

At the Clintonville Farmers Market, Ben and Lisa Sipple display produce from their Community Supported Agriculture farm.
12:00AM
July 23, 2007

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.

Landscapers embrace sustainable agriculture

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12:00AM
July 17, 2007

In the search for secure and sustainable agriculture, some say organic isn’t good enough. An alternative landscape design system known as permaculture creates complex local agro-ecosystems. Despite its hippie image in the U.S., scientists say permaculture works, and could be headed for the mainstream. Ohio’s first-ever permaculture design certification course took place at a plant sanctuary in Meigs County.