Organic farming pioneer Mick Luber of Bluebird Farm is a familiar face at some Pittsburgh farmers' markets. Bluebird Farm, in Cadiz, Ohio produces fresh, organic vegetables, apples, and wild crops, including ramps, berries, and mushrooms, on about 65 acres, serving markets in Wheeling, WV and Pittsburgh, PA.
The Utopia pipeline, which would carry ethylene and propane to plastics manufacturing plants in Canada, is threatening to cross Bluebird Farm and could negatively impact the rich, organic soils Mick has worked so hard to foster for 36 years.
As part of a National Day of Action on Fracking, join OEFFA and Mick to oppose this pipeline and learn about all Bluebird Farm does to produce quality organic food for the communities it serves.
Farm tour at 2 p.m., potlatch at 5:30 (bring your favorite covered dish and recipe to share) at Bluebird Farm (86663 Fife Rd. Cadiz, OH 43907). More info here. Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go here.