All About Mansfield

Mansfield Farmers Markets In Full Swing

6 Jul , 2018  

With summer in full swing, the farmers markets in and near Mansfield are sharing locally produced items for sale in several locations and at various times during the week. Here is a sampling of what’s on offer: More…

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Schools

Community Leaders and Public Invited to Food System Workshop

4 Jun , 2018  

It’s spring at The Ohio State University at Mansfield Microfarm. The high tunnels are overflowing with lettuce, spinach and swiss chard. Now, as spring turns into summer, it’s time to take the growth of the microfarm out farther into the local community. A community workshop called “Aggregating Produce, Sharing Profits” will be held in Ovalwood Hall at Ohio State Mansfield on June 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The public is invited along with community leaders. More…

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Schools

Malabar Students Submit Anti-Sweet Potato Petition

29 May , 2018  

Editor’s Note: I cannot resist sharing that the person posting this story on 1812Blockhouse greatly dislikes both sweet potatoes and, unfortunately, watermelon.

For some fourth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School, the final days of the school year included a hands-on exercise in citizen action, triggered by dislike for sweet potato fries on the cafeteria menu.

Teacher Lisa Koplan explained. “My two classes have been learning about government and how to make peaceful changes in your community,” she said. More…

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Bellville

Free Produce Available In Bellville

27 Mar , 2018  

The Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center has announced its schedule of Mobile Pantry produce distribution for 2018.

The Center, which is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living in the Clear Fork Valley of southern Richland County, provides this distribution as a public service from spring through fall. More…

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Schools

OSU Mansfield Project Has Strong Upside Potential For Area

23 Mar , 2018  

Tyler Arter pulled weeds as he talked about the project Kent “Kip” Curtis will expand well beyond the borders of the parking lot where it’s located on the Mansfield campus of The Ohio State University. “I kind of overheard it,” said Arter, an Ashland resident who graduated a year ago from Ohio State Mansfield with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I went to one of the first meetings, and I’ve been involved with it ever since.” More…

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All About Mansfield, Schools

Food And Community Come Together At OSUM Symposium

8 Mar , 2018  

Community leaders in Mansfield are thinking about food and where it comes from a little bit differently today. That’s after The Ohio State University at Mansfield held the 2018 Food Systems Symposium March 1 at Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield.

Over 100 people attended the event. Participants talked about how to address economic, education, diet and food security issues in the community. The goal of the meeting was to discuss how all in the community could work together to create a community-based vision to improve access to safe, affordable and nutritious food in Mansfield and Richland County. More…

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Schools

Project Takes On Food Insecurity In Mansfield

20 Oct , 2017  

Big things are continuing to grow on The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus.

The first stakeholder meeting for RUSS (Reaching Urban Students with Sustainability) Garden Planning Process was held on October 12, 2017, in the Eisenhower Board Room on the Mansfield Campus. The group, which consists of campus and community members, met to discuss how to develop RUSS Gardens throughout the region. More…

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History & Tourism

Is Mansfield The Next Pizza Capital Of The World?

21 Feb , 2017  

The online world can be a rather unusual thing here in the second decade of the 21st century. With the increasing demand for content, a number of sites have arrived which literally “manufacture” content out of, well, limited ingredients.

Speaking of which, we ran across this headline at 1812Blockhouse earlier this week, and it obviously caught our eye – “The Ohio Town That’s The Next Pizza Capital Of The World.” When we saw the gazebo in the top photo, well, we had to read on. More…

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All About Mansfield

Talking Food

6 Feb , 2017  

You are warned — the most recent edition of the Renaissance Podcast might make you hungry.

In preparation for their involvement at a dinner before the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s February 18 “When Swing Was King” concert, Renaissnace Performing Arts sat down with the chefs of Altered Eats. More…

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