21st Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Date/Time
Date(s) - September 14, 2019
12:00 am


 

SAVE THE DATE!

The 21st Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will take place Sept. 13-15, 2019

Schedule & details HERE

Pawpaw Tent Schedule

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Time Topic
4:15 p.m. Pawpaw Permaculture; 15 min presentation, then a 45 minute walkabout with Chris Chmiel, Integration Acres
4:45 p.m. Pawpaw Cookoff: Professional Division
6:15 p.m.
Devil’s Paw Homebrew Contest Beer Judging, Ohio Brew Week  Certified Judge (Winner announced immediately after)

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Time Topic
10:15 a.m.
So You Want to Grow Pawpaws; Bob Johnson, North American Pawpaw Growers Association
11:15 a.m.
A  Tribute to Jerry Lehman
12:15 p.m.
Best Pawpaw Contest (winners announced after 1:15 p.m. presentation)
1:15 p.m.
Growing Pawpaws in an Urban Environment; Justin Usher, Urban Farmer
2:15 p.m. Cooking with Pawpaws Chef Francis McFadden (Terrace Café at Shade Winery)
3:30 p.m.
Brewers Roundtable w/ Optional Pawpaw Beer Tasting ($25/person, tickets purchased at the event)
5 p.m.
How to Incorporate Pawpaws in a Healthy Diet; Christine Zachrich, MS RDN, Ohio University
6:15 p.m.
Pawpaw Pub Quiz (Walkup team trivia competition, with prizes)

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

Time Topic
10:15 a.m.
Pawpaw 101, Gregg and Susan Hoertt; North American Pawpaw Growers Association
11:15 a.m. Pawpaw Cook-off (winners announced after 12:30 p.m. presentation)
12:30 p.m. TBD
1:30 p.m. TBD

 


Pollinator Tent Schedule

Click here to see  list of exhibits.
Children’s Activities will be provided by Kris Kline from 

Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Time Presentation
4-4:15 p.m.

Chris Kline Director Butterfly Ridge  
Presentation: “Plant It and They Will Come-Case Study in Butterfly Habitat Creation”.
Butterfly Ridge promotes butterfly conservation and habitat for butterflies in Ohio and throughout the Midwest. Chris, his family and any volunteers have worked very hard at creating a butterfly habitat where they can thrive and for others to enjoy. Making the world a better place one butterfly at a time.

5:15 p.m. Natives In Harmony- Gale Martin,  OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Gale shares her ideas about using natives in the landscape while sharing the history behind Natives In Harmony and how it has grown. What is CRP? She will share with customers the selection of native plants she has brought to the Pollinator Tent and the many benefits they will bring to your property.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Time Presentation
10-10:45 a.m.

Hannah Kopp “Creating a Butterfly Habitat at Home
Hannah is a lifelong admirer of all things entomology. She has degrees in Wildlife Resources Management and Natural Resources Conservation. She will discuss land management techniques to create butterfly habitat at home.

11-11:45 a.m.

Chris Kline, “Pollinators and How to Attract Them”
Chris is not only the director of Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center, but author of many books on Butterfly Gardening. Be prepared to purchase one of his amazing books and he will be readily available in the Pollinator Tent to sign it for you!  One of his favorite quotes, “Plant it and they will come.”

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

MONARCH  TENT… Larry & Carolyn Tuner Larry & Carolyn have created a Butterfly and Pollinator Habitat in their own yard which has allowed them to rear and release Swallowtail and Monarch Butterflies as well as attracting many pollinators. They have been sharing their love with many local schools and libraries in Central Ohio for over 10 years. They will have many stories and lots of information to share with you!   
***Visit the Monarch Tent 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. *** Monarch Release 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. ***

1-1:45 p.m.

Loraine McCosker- Monarch Update
Loraine, MSES Ohio University Environmental Studies, Instructor, of Outreach Coordinator and Academic and Advisor for Sustainability Film Series. She will share the latest studies on the Monarchs and what affect our eco system in having on their repopulation.

2-2:45 p.m.

Craig Biegler, “Praying Mantises” 
Learn all about these voracious insect predators and what they mean for your garden. We will look at urban legends and the latest research to gain insight into mantises around the world and in your backyard. Craig is a naturalist with the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. He has previously worked at the Columbus Zoo, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, and the Maria Mitchell Association. His writing and photographs have been featured in Ohioana Quarterly, Insects magazine, and the book Extreme Bugs.

3-3:45 p.m. Gale Martin, “Year Round Native Gardening Color”
Gale Martin is owner of Natives in Harmony Nursery near Marengo Ohio. Gale is also a trustee on the Ohio Prairie Association Board.  Gale believes that the preservation of local-genotype plants is of the utmost importance. Local-genotype means the strain is correct for the area. This is a very important detail. Natives in Harmony have multiple wildflower patches and prairie on its grounds which are used as the seed source for nursery propagation.
Gale will share when and how to plan for your year- round native garden using a variety of species for year round color. She will also cover what to plant under a Black Walnut Tree Juglans nigra.
4-4:45 p.m.

Barbara Velez Barbosa –Ambassador for National Wildlife Habitat – “Gardening for Wildlife” 
Barbara has been a NWF Ambassador since 2009.She is current President of Wild Ones Columbus Chapter and a Master Gardener for Fairfield County where her main focus at this time is a woodland restoration at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community.  This project started in 2014 and continues to be maintained and restored by her and other MGV of Fairfield County.
Her presentation today will cover the 5 elements needed to become a certified wildlife habitat by NWF. Barbara will review wildlife’s need: water, food, places to raise their young, shelter and sustainable gardening practices.

5-5:45 p.m. Stormy Gibson, Director of Wildlife Education “Ohio Wildlife Center, Caring for Injured Critters” &  SCRAM
Ohio Wildlife Center is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies.
SCRAM! (Suburban Commercial and Residential Animal Management) Wildlife Control is a service of Ohio Wildlife Center providing Central Ohio with 100% NON-LETHAL solutions to human-wildlife conflicts in the home or business. All proceeds from SCRAM! Services support Ohio Wildlife Center’s wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education efforts.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

Time Presentation
10-10:45 a.m. “The Effects of Mowing Regimes on the Plants, Pollinators, and Roughness of the Channelized Hocking River’s Riparian Zone in Athens, Ohio”
Jasmine Facun is a second year student in the Master of Science in Environmental Studies program at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Wildlife and Conservation Biology. Most recently, her academic interests include the ways in which land use decisions affect ecological health in urban environments. She lives in Millfield, Ohio with her husband and two children.
Jasmine will share her  research explores the history of the Hocking River’s channelization and the subsequent effects of mowing management on the plants and pollinators of the river’s riparian zone through Athens, Ohio. The project compares the plants and pollinators present at sites representing different successional stages according to when they were last mown and estimates how much, if any, roughness is added to the channel with each stage. Ultimately, the project seeks to answer whether a partial restoration of the channelized river’s riparian zone would be possible without jeopardizing flood protection.
11-11:45 a.m.

Sharon Treaster, “Climate Change and How it’s affecting our Eco-System”  
Sharon Treaster, an emeritus researcher with the Ohio State Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, is focusing on the pollinators’ loss of habitats. She will share how the changing landscape of the country has had a detrimental effect on the bee population and  various perspectives of bees the part they play in our eco-system

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

MONARCH TENT… Sarah Dalton 
Sarah has been a trainer for rearing and releasing Monarchs for many years. She goes to several schools a year and teaches about the program. She also has a Facebook Group called Monarch Maniacs of Ohio .
***Visit the Monarch Tent 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. *** Monarch Release 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. ***

1-1:45 p.m.

Olivia and Erik Peterson- “Fern Hollow Farm: Harmonizing local farming, native pollinators and community”.
What if a farm could simultaneously produce nutrient dense food, regenerate soil and soul, create pollinator habitat, and be a community hub? Join Olivia and Erik Peterson of Fern Hollow Farm as they explore their unique model of permaculture inspired work.”Erik a perennial student and instructor is constantly learning, growing and finding new applications for the Permaculture curriculum as it continues to evolve, thanks to the many contributing hands and minds across the world. My partner Olivia and I steward our farm, Fern Hollow Farm, as a living laboratory for regenerative practices, ranging from soil health to eco-therapy and community engagement. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you, and to meeting you and hearing your story — let’s help each other learn to fish!”

2-2:45 p.m.

Rebecca Thomas, Raising Caterpillars from Egg to Adult”
Rebecca Thomas is a member of the Ohio Lepidopterists Society and the Scioto Valley Bird and Nature Club. She’s an amateur naturalist that has had an interest in caterpillars, butterflies and moths since early childhood.  Over the years she has observed, raised and photographed countless caterpillars. She continues to pursue this hobby to this day.

3-3:45 p.m.

Hannah Kopp, “Survey the Loess Hills” 
Hannah will share her experience conducting butterfly surveys throughout the Loess Hills region for Iowa Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Program.

 


Ohio Country Fair Tent Schedule

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Time Topic
5:30 p.m.

How to Keifer with Snowville Creamery

6:45 p.m.

Yoga with Athens Yoga

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Time Workshop
10:30 a.m.

Yoga with Athens Yoga

11:45 a.m. Herb Walk
1 p.m.

Starting Your Own Elderberry Fields- Maureen Burns-Hooker of Herbal Sage

2:15 p.m.

Optimizing Soil BIology to Grow the Highest Quality Pawpaws- Kimberly Kresevic

3:30 p.m.

The Gift of the Deer: Sustainable Food and Fashion- Talcon Quinn

4:45 p.m.
Flint Knapping- Chris Miller
6 p.m.
The History of Square Dancing and How to be a Caller: Burdock
7:15 p.m.
Square Dance

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

Time Workshop
10:30 a.m.
Yoga with Athens Yoga
11:45 a.m.

Green Roof Project at Ohio University with Kim Thompson

1 p.m. Bionutrient Food Association and energy and the coming climate challenge- Mark Cohen
2:15 p.m.

Hocking College Agroecology Students Present a Panel Discussion

 

2018 Ohio Pawpaw Festival at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio

Location
Lake Snowden

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