Backyard Fruit Production
When: Today, 10 a.m. to noon.
What: In an interactive program with Eric Barrett, learn about the basics of producing good fruit in your backyard.
Where: Trumbull County Extension Office, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.
Details: Call 330-638-6783 to register. Fee is $25 per person.
Twice-Loved Book Sale
When: Today through Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
What: Peruse tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much-loved books and magazines on gardening, cooking and nature.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
Details: Donations of related used books are appreciated at any time. All proceeds benefit the library.
Sign of Spring
When: Sunday, 2- 4 p.m.
What: Astronomically and officially, spring is almost a month away, but if we’re lucky, we may find the first wildflower of 2014. This amazing plant can push up through snow and ice.
Where: Scholl Recreation Area, 2541-2665 Bears Den Road, Youngstown.
Details: Moderate rating with some hills, about 2 miles.
When: Feb, 28, 6-8 p.m.
What: Liberty Merrill, senior program coordinator at YNDC and lifelong vegetarian, will share her Veggie Foodie experiences while cooking a nutritious black bean chili dinner.
Where: Demonstration Kitchen, 822 Billingsgate Ave. (at the back of Iron Roots Urban Farm).
Details: RSVP strongly recommended. All classes are free.
Info: Contact Sophia Buggs at 330-480-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
When: March 4, 6-8 p.m.
What: Katie Phibbs will present her experiences creating an agribusiness growing lettuce.
Where: Demonstration Kitchen.
Details: RSVP strongly recommended. Contact Sophia Buggs, 330-480-0423 or email@example.com to pre-register. All classes free.
Fruit & Vegetable School for Farmers
When: March 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
What: Intense workshop covering diseases, insects, large-scale composting, berry production. Intended for rural and urban farmers.
Details: To register, call 330-533-5538 or visit http://go.osu.edu/fruitveg.