Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Come meet the new barnyard babies

The world comes alive in spring: flowers bloom, the sun shines, and all the baby animals come out to play. Spring babies are sweet, cute and playful in April and this year we're taking a special day to see the kids, calves and chicks! Join us for the afternoon as we learn about spring on the farm.

On April 28, 2012 the Tecumseh Land Trust members and friends will be touring three unique farms in order to learn about spring on the farm and meet the newest additions to the barnyard. We'll begin at On the Rise, 4177 Dialton Rd. Springfield, a farm that works with at-risk youth in Clark County to provide them an opportunity to connect with nature and learn work ethic and responsibility, from 1pm - 3pm. Then we'll head over to the Heather Creek Farm 2836 Spence Rd. New Carlisle, which specializes in heritage cattle breeds from Scotland and England, from 2pm - 4pm. Finally we'll wrap up at the Quiet Creek Bison Farm 5747 Dietrick-Jordan Pk. Springfield, where they raise American Bison on the open range, from 3pm - 5pm. This promises to be an entertaining and educational afternoon for the whole family.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over the last two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

For more information call 937-767-9490, or e-mail Michele Burns, or visit

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