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  1. Poinsettia's Poisonous Reputation Persists, Despite Proof to the Contrary

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/poinsettias-poisonous-reputation-persists-despite-proof-contrary

    years ago by Ohio State research, the myth persists. In 1971, researchers tested the toxicity of ... University's  Agricultural Technical Institute  in Wooster. Students in the program grow and sell approximately ... it didn’t even dent their appetites. The myth may have arisen from an unsubstantiated report in 1919 ...

  2. Free 'Growing Our Own' Gardening Workshops in Columbus

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/free-growing-our-own-gardening-workshops-columbus

    9 a.m. to noon, Irrigating Urban Gardens. Larry Brown and Angelica Huerta from Ohio State University will ... lead this hands-on workshop on building irrigation systems that allow gardeners to grow higher-yielding ... collaborating on a series of free gardening workshops through mid-June. The "Growing Our Own" ...

  3. Chow Line: Microwave ovens safe if used properly

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-microwave-ovens-safe-if-used-properly

    a well-respected urban-legend/myth-busting website, as “False.” For details, see ... since 2006, is either a hoax or just a badly designed experiment. In fact, it’s listed on Snopes.com, ... no matter how your food is cooked. Test food in several places to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly. ...

  4. Cleveland, Other Cities Could Produce Most of Their Food: Ohio State Study

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cleveland-other-cities-could-produce-most-their-food-ohio-state-study

    urban agriculture, with more than 200 community gardens (about 50 acres) in existence and legislation ... " was published online on July 20 by the journal  Cities. "Urban agriculture is becoming very ... gardens, aquaculture or urban farms," said Grewal, who holds appointments with both the ...

  5. Cuyahoga County: Home on the Farm

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cuyahoga-county-home-farm

    redeveloping our communities with community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets," said Marie Barni, ... a number of such projects in the area, not the least of which is the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone, ... the site is the largest urban agriculture district in the nation. The project was funded in late 2010 ...

  6. Stay Safe on an ATV or UTV. Get Tips at Farm Science Review

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stay-safe-atv-or-utv-get-tips-farm-science-review

    agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape. Farm Science Review ... University Extension's Agricultural Safety and Health Program will be on hand during Farm Science Review ... Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension state safety specialist, said that ...

  7. Clever Rabbits or Not, Parking Lot Farm Is Seeing Results

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/clever-rabbits-or-not-parking-lot-farm-seeing-results

    June 18, 2012 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Even a garden in the middle of a parking lot can have a problem with ... University scientist who has set up a lushly growing and ostensibly fenced-off fruit and vegetable test ... garden on an old asphalt parking lot in Wooster in northeast Ohio. “I actually saw one leave (the ...

  8. Symposium in April to Explore Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/symposium-april-explore-carbon-sequestration-urban-green-spaces

    March 8, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Americans covet urban green spaces. We manicure golf courses, tend ... lawns, work the soil for home gardens, create landscaping masterpieces, and turn parks into playgrounds. ... sequestration symposium in April to bring together leading world experts, key academic researchers, public ...

  9. Chow Line: 'Freshman 15' largely a myth, but be wise (for 9/18/11)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-freshman-15-largely-myth-be-wise-91811

    the "freshman 15" is largely a myth. While you might gain weight, of course, studies show ... that it's not normally nearly that much. In fact, a study in the Journal of American College ... remedies have not been tested either for their effectiveness or their safety. They may contain stimulants ...

  10. Bats: Dispel the Myths and Learn the Truths at Farm Science Review

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/bats-dispel-myths-and-learn-truths-farm-science-review

    September 3, 2008 LONDON, Ohio-- Fact or fiction: Bats are flying rodents. Not true. Bats feed on ... human blood. Nope. Bats love to get tangled in your hair. Wrong again. Get the real facts about this ... State University Extension wildlife program specialist, will present "Bats: Fact or Fiction?" ...

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