CSU-Xenia

Central State University Extension Calendar




Central State University-Xenia
334 South Progress Drive
Suite 100
Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-376-6694


 

Upcoming Xenia Extension Events



April 21, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wetlands are Important || Full News Release (PDF) || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a “Wetlands are Important” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, with guest speaker Beaver Creek Wetlands Association Technical Advisor Dr. Jim Amon.

Beaver Creek Wetlands Association is a member supported non-profit land trust, working to protect and restore wetlands and other natural areas in the Beaver Creek watershed in Greene County, Ohio. The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association preserves and restores local wetlands through conservation, stewardship, education and recreation.

Dr.Amon will discuss the importance of wetlands and use examples from the Beaver Creek Wetlands in Greene County. Topics will include how wetlands provide clean water to drink, flood control, plant and animal protection, as well as recreation/education/research opportunities.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.
Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



April 28, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly || Full News Release (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, with speaker CSUE Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator Denise Natoli Brooks.

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an insect native to China, India, and Vietnam, and attacks fruit plants, such as grapes and apples, ornamental, and woody trees. A primary host is tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Spotted lanternfly (SLF) was first detected in eastern Pennsylvania in September 2014 and was likely brought to the United States by imported woody plants, wood products, and other commodities. They have now established populations in several eastern states, including Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio.

Brooks will share how to spot the invasive insect and what to do when detected to limit its spread.
Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



April 30, 2022
1-3:30 p.m.
Hands-On Backyard Mushrooms Workshops || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host Hands-On Backyard Mushrooms Workshops throughout the winter months and into the spring, at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden. The garden is located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

In this workshop, learn how to inoculate small logs with shiitake and oyster mushrooms. All participants will get the chance to inoculate and take home 1 or 2 logs for their own personal use.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.

Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu or call (937) 376-6627.

backyard mushrooms, wine cap and shitake



May 5, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Greening Your Landscape with Native Plants || Full News Release (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Greening Your Landscape with Native Plants” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, with guest speaker Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) Land Resource Manager Michelle Banker.

The Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is an environmental education center. In 1994, MEEC established nurseries to protect, propagate and distribute local genotypes of native plants that today totals over 350 species, including 12 listed as threatened, potentially threatened or endangered in Ohio. MEEC has grown nearly 60,000 plants for restoration.

Participants will learn ways to improve landscapes with native plants that conserve water and provide habitat for wildlife. Information will be shared on planting bird, bee and butterfly gardens as well as replacing invasive species with native plants.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.

Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



May 12, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
All About Trees || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host its "All About Trees" program throughout the winter months and into the spring, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, with guest speaker Nelson King and Chuck Poore, Xenia Tree Committee Members

The Tree Committee was formed in 2011 in an effort to bring like-minded volunteers together to create and facilitate a plan for development, conservation, and care of Xenia's urban forest resources and to promote and raise awareness about the importance of trees in our community.

King/Poore will share recommended tree species as well as research-based methods for planting, pruning and care for establishing healthy specimens.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



May 25, 2022
6-8:30 p.m.
Hands-On Backyard Mushrooms Workshops || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host Hands-On Backyard Mushrooms Workshops throughout the winter months and into the spring, at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden. The garden is located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

We will demonstrate how to create mulched beds to grow Wine Cap mushrooms, how to build totem stacks of larger logs for oyster mushroom production, and how to inoculate small logs with shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.

Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu or call (937) 376-6627.



May 26, 2022
6-8:30 p.m.
State and National Scenic Little Miami River || Full News Release (PDF) || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a “State and National Scenic Little Miami River” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, with guest speaker Hope Taft of the Little Miami Watershed Network.

The Little Miami Watershed Network’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Greene County as well as private and public lands along the Little Miami River by promoting its protection. The organization encourages the preservation, heritage, clean-up, and restoration of the river.

Special speaker Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, will share recent research from an economic study the Little Miami Watershed Network (LMWN) by The Ohio State University. The study illustrates that a healthy, vibrant river and watershed actually can promote growth and economic success in towns along its banks.

Designated as a state and national scenic river the Little Miami originates near Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark. Flowing through a deep gorge, wooded bluffs, and rolling farmlands, it is located between Dayton and Cincinnati, placing it within an hour's drive of over three million people.

In this presentation, participants will learn why to appreciate the river and how communities can benefit from it if they take care of it.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.

Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu or call (937) 376-6627.