Gorman Heritage Farm Winter 2012 Newsletter


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We are a local educational working farm located in Cincinnati, OH. Open 9am-5pm Wed-Sat & 12pm-5pm on Sunday. We are located at 10052 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241. Call us at (513) 563-6663 Visit us at:http://www.gormanfarm.org/
The mission of Gorman Heritage Farm is to provide people the opportunity to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.
Company Overview
Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120-acre working and educational farm, located just minutes from I-75 and I-71 in Evendale, Ohio. The Farm is managed by the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

In addition to farm visits, GHF offer field trips for schools and groups, summer camp for ages 4-15, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal festivals and other events.

Learn more about GHF - explore our volunteer opportunities, or find out how you can visit the Farm.

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dependent on your support. To find out how you can support the farm, visit our website, www.gormanfarm.org.

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Gorman Heritage Farm Winter 2012 Newsletter

  1. 1. News from the Farm February, 2012 A Message from Our Board PresidentInside this issue: It is mid-January and the increase in visitors as the much has been accomplished. it is winter. The days weather improves. However, much work remains. are short and often Make a commitment this year toEducation Notes 2 gray, but so far we In October, the Board visit the Farm regularly, walk the have not had much completed the preparation of trails, plant a garden, participate GHF BoardFall Farm Photos 2 President snow. At the Farm, a Five-Year Master Plan. It is in camps and other programs, Brian Babb as at most outdoor now moving forward with its purchase products raised on theCooking Classes 2 environments, there is the implementation, as well as with Farm, and volunteer.2011: A Year of Growth 3-6 appearance of little activity or the search for a new Executive life. Everything appears Director to replace Sandra Your efforts go a long way toGarden News 6 dormant. Though the Farm Murphy when she retires. contribute to the success of the seems quieter now, there is In addition to programming Farm, and will enhance your2012 Volunteer Days 6 significant activity going on improvements, the Board and community and life. See you at here. The Staff is engaged in Staff are working to improve the the Farm.News from the Farmer 7 creating programs and events marketing of the Farm and toCalendar of Events 7 for the new year, preparing increase fundraising efforts. Warmest Regards, grant applications, planning forSummer Farm Camp 8 new animals to raise and crops While abundant rain in 2011 Brian Babb,Schedule to plant. They are carrying out made for a difficult year from a Board President improvements and maintenance farming perspective, it was a on the Farm, in anticipation of good year for the Farm and Contact the Farm: Message from the Executive Director • By Phone: 513-563-6663 • By Mail: For years, I carried an oral history from Jim and community. The extraordinary 10052 Reading Road a copy of Dylan Dorothy Gorman in 1993, and creative staff, generous Evendale, OH 45241 Thomas "Fern Hill" continuing through the volunteers, the Village of with me. Fern Hill Cincinnati Nature Center days, Evendale, patient and • By E-Mail: is a lyrical, evocative through a transition period, professional Social Venture email@gormanfarm.org GHF Director poem about the and now as an independent Partners, neighbors, local • On the Web: Sandra poets recollections non-profit, it is my relationship foundations and individual www.GormanFarm.org Murphy of his happy child- with our "farm family" that I donors have worked to make • Hours: hood on the farm. The poem value most. us a success. Wed-Sat 9 am—5 pm reflects on the passage of time Birth, growth, death-all enriched There are exciting adventures Sun: 12—5 pm and its meaning as life matures. with anticipation, spontaneity, ahead for the farm, for each January and February: As I prepare to leave the farm sorrow, shared experience, joy generation builds on past ac- Open only on weekends staff, after nineteen years as a and beauty, are all part of what complishments. The journey volunteer and staff member, Gorman Heritage Farm uncon- will be a meaningful one, the same kinds of memories ditionally offers its community. guided by a capable and loving sustain me. The farm is indeed the splendid farm family. Beginning with collecting place it is because of this same
  2. 2. News from the FarmPage 2 A Day at Farm Camp Your child will love groups and then play big group day was. We love hearing their Farm Camp! It is games like “What time is it, Mr. creative and enthusiastic stories! quite amazing how Fox?” Some days, we head back Farm Camp is a great program many incredible ac- up to the farm and groom the for children ages 4-15, further Education tivities are packed chickens, goats, and miniature Manager enriched by Theme Camps like Mike Roman into a day at camp. horses, spending some quality Wilderness, Garden, Vet, Art, We have a morning time getting to know about the Science, and Farm Chef Camp. skit or song, a fun name game, animals in an in-depth and and then we head up to the hands-on way. Registration opens FebruaryWhat Camp Parents Say: farmyard to do farm chores. 15th for GHF members. On Thursdays, we take a hike“My daughter has learned so Every child has the opportunity up to the lookout, eat lunch and Contact Mike Roman, Campmuch about farm animals to care for the farm’s chickens, play games like Tug-O-War. In Director, at (513) 563-6663and shared all this informa- horses, rabbits, pigs and goats. the afternoon, we might play ex. 103 with your questions.tion with her family. After chores, we do arts and Drip-Drip-Splash! especially inShe enjoyed the group games crafts, work in the gardens, the hottest weather, and finish We look forward to sharing theand activities, such as cooking and cook with the food we just our activities for the day. farm with your children thisand crafts. She particularly harvested. We might build forts, summer! We end the camp day in our bigliked making and eating her make kites, explore the pond, or group circle, giving each camperown snacks, using fresh dig up potatoes. the opportunity to express whatlettuce grown on the farm.” We all eat lunch with our his or her favorite part of the Download the camp brochure at www.GormanFarm.org Photo Corner: Fall, 2011!Someone once told me thatbuying a membership is a gift tooneself: free admission andother privileges associated withan organization. But a gift to theAnnual Appeal is a gift to theorganization. Did You Know …Annual Appeal gifts allow … that GHF members receive a $40 Do you have a picky eater at family style candle-lit dinner.unrestricted funds to be applied discount on summer Farm Camp? your house? We all knowto the less glamorous expenses They also register early, ensuring You, too, can cook and eat great people like that; but inthat are necessary to offer the first choice of sessions. farm-fresh food at Gorman December we broke theprograms that we do. Heritage Farm in 2012. … that GHF members receive barriers of some of our guests’This year, our friends were more reciprocal benefits at 147 parks culinary tastes in our Date Check out this year’s cookinggenerous than ever. Thank you and nature centers nationwide? Night: Cozy up to the Stove class lineup and register atfor all your gifts and for taking class. www.GormanFarm.org. … that GHF members receive FREEthe time to process the paper- guest passes for family and friends, Spaces are already filling up fast, One couple mentioned thatwork if your employer offers a and are invited to special so register soon! they were hesitant to attendmatching gifts program. Our members-only events? because the husband didn’t likefarm is your farm, too. Please … that GHF members receive Asian food. However, to all ofstop by to enjoy all we have to discounts on pavilion and room our great enjoyment, throughoffer, and if I dont know you, rentals? harvesting the food ourselves,please introduce yourself soon. stir-frying and assembling a Join Online Today! Vietnamese-style meal, a little wine, and great conversation, he www.GormanFarm.org ate every last bit of it during our
  3. 3. News from the Farm Page 3Everyone who comes through our farm gates contributes something. Some support us with monetary gifts, some feed livestock.Some plant vegetables, some share their thoughts and photos, some send their best wishes and memories of farming days goneby. All of these thoughts, gestures and gifts blend together to make Gorman Heritage Farm a place of beauty, education andgrowth. The beginning of a new year is a great time to thank you and everyone who has given to the farm over the past year and toencourage your support in 2012.The Gorman CircleGorman Circle donors supported the farm with monetary gifts at the highest level in 2011.Dan and Kathy Aerni, Brian and Betsy Babb, Jon Beeson, Richard Bere, Tom and Barbara Boat, Shelly Cain,Stuart Clipson, Sandi and Bill Cloppert, James and Marlene Cole, Evendale Medical Center (Kelvin Hanger),Vicki Foster, Shirley Gallagher, Jerry and Sherry King, M Rosenthal Company, Chris Massengale, Meshewa FarmFoundation, Mike and Sandra Murphy, Neyer Foundation, Joe and Linda Ratterman, Don and Becky Rolf,Nancy Ruchhoft, Joseph Schults, Andrew Schwarzer and Nancy Elder, Harry and Melinda Stone, Derek andSusan Van Amerongen, Rob and Peg WightThe OrganizationsIn this difficult economic climate, corporate and organizational philanthropy is a gift to be valued very highly. These corporations, foundations andorganizations have supported the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm through event sponsorship, volunteer time and monetary gifts.Alpha Phi Omega – University of Cincinnati, Americorps/Project Reach, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., Andrew Jergens Foundation, Blue AshCollege Boy Scout Troop 598, Charles Vonderhaar CPA, Clark Montessori School, Community Shares, Dan Beard Council, BSA, DukeEnergy, E. Rogers Parent Group, Evendale Elementary PTA, Evendale Medical Center, Fifth Third Bank, Fort Ancient Restored MachineryClub, GE Aviation, General Mills, Half Price Books, Hughes High School, Keating, Muething Klekamp, LLC, Leadership Scholars, M Rosen-thal Company, Mason High School, Meshewa Farm Foundation, Moeller High School, Montgomery Lodge#94 Free and Accepted Masons, Mount Notre Dame High School, Neyer Foundation, Princeton CitySchools, Raffels Catering, River Valley Woodcarvers, St. Ritas School for the Deaf, Sharonville Lodge #204Free and Accepted Masons, Sierra Club, Social Venture Partners, Starfire Council, Sycamore High SchoolStudent Council, Teamsters Local 100, United Aerospace Workers Local 647, United Way Volunteers,UC College of Law, UC Veterinary Technician Program, Valley Vineyards, Village of Evendale, VonderhaarCatering, Xavier University, YMCA Fathers and DaughtersThe PatronsThose who believe in the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm support us in many ways. They entrust their children to us by enrolling them in Farm Camp. They becomemembers of the Farm and visit us often. They support us through our Annual Appeal and other fundraisers. They choose to honor family and friends through gifts to theFarm. These people have supported us financially, allowing us to keep our gates open for all.Supporting at $500 and over …Erica and Ann Borglum, Duane and Laura Brus, Julie Chrismam, Aimee Davis, Anna Davis, Dan and Amy Ferguson, David and LeighGaines, Thomas and Laura Glassman, Jeff Grady and Karen Collins, Harry Guttman, Todd Hamblin, Geoff and Marytena Hodges, GwynJeans, Daniela Landau, Adelaide Leitzel, Jan Maltinsky, Tim and Mary Martin, Kerry Mc Phail, Julie Meyers, Siobahn Pritchard, Joel andSherry Reginelli, Jim and Elaina Stuard, Karen Swedersky, Matt and Alli WischerSupporting at $250—-$499Heather Anderson, John and Jennifer Andrea, Colleen Bass, Amie Bender, Jennifer Benton, Laura and David Beverly, Mary Boat, Inc. Bob EvansFarms, Brenda Boucher, Tom and M.C. Brennan, Daniel Browning, Amy Bryce, Joan Callahan, Stephen and Kathleen Chambers, Caroline Christ-ner, Jason Cohen and Amanda Hayes, Andrew Crowley, Kristine DeAnthony, Susan Duncan, E. Rogers Parent Group (Suzanne White), FrancesEldridge, Amy Englehardt Spera, Caryn Franklin, Jeff and Sarah Gardocki, Cathy Gehr, Benjamin and Amy Gillespie, Christine Guillory, KimberlyHauser, Jo Helmink, Tom Hester and Angie Reichert-Hester, Karen Hlad Miller, Channon House-Longman, Kelley Huff, Sara Huseman, John andWendy Kennedy, Amy Koshoffer, Tushar Kothari, Jenny Kuhn, Marvin and Kim Lucas, Kathie MacNeil, Monica and Tony Mazzone, Amy Mercer,
  4. 4. News from the Farm Page 4The Donors (cont’d)Barbara Miliken, Sarah Murphy, Holly and Eric ODriscoll, Jeffrey and Kim Ollo, Mei H. Pan, Ken Peterson and Karen OConnell, Lisa Petty, FrankPotts, Kathleen Reinmann, Alyson Roesler, Amanda Rosenberg, Lukas and Heather Schleidt, Sandhya Shenai, Jennifer Smith, Christine Speed, JaneStotts, Jen Straw, Brian Tillett, Sarah Tudor, Scott and Susanne Tulloss, Tammy Wagner, Nikolay Walz, Pamela Watkins, Stephen and Amy Whit-latch, Cathy Wilch, Lisa Wilkens-Maynus, Tony and Liz Wilson, Heather Wolper, Anele WoodhamSupporting at $100—$249 …Lavonne Adams, Roger F. and Betty Aerni, Kali Ahoujja, Peter and Tamara Anderson, Kathi Aveyard, Jason and Alicia Banks, Robert and JanetBanks, Kelly Barnett, Jeff and Kristen Bickel, Steve and Anne Bobonick, Jennifer Bryant, Tim Burke, Dave and Cynthia Caracci, Dave and MarthaCarmody, John Cicmanec, Jackie Clarkson, Justin Coakley, Linda Collins, Kathy Criddle, Georgia Crowell, EMilie DAgostino, Ronita Dean, Richardand Patricia Denoyer, Holly DeRosa, Diane Hunt, Lisa Dill, James and Lisa Dobrozsi, Gigi Donely, Ken and Ceil Dorger, Jane Doster, NicoletteDowny, Alison Dugan, Sarah Dumont, Mike and Denise Eck, Bill and Mary Edmund, Bob and Sylvia Edwards, Rowley and Gretchen Elliston, Shepand Hayley Englander, Ruth Epstein, Alan and Carol Faulhaber, Martha Ferguson, Madeleine Fessler, Barb and John Fillion, Richard and Joan Fi-nan, Jill Fisher, Sarah Forman, Greg and Patricia Franklin, Chris and Jessica Fritsch, Melissa Fritsch, Allana Fritts, Jennifer Furio, Clayton Gotwals,Holly Graff, Tom Grega, David and Debra Griffiths, Sally Grimes, Alexandra Guest, Ray and Valerie Habib, Betty and Gordon Hammergren, Nancyand Russ Hanley, Julie Hautzenroeder, Jan Heiden, Joe and Judy Herzog, Cathy Hill, Michael Hill, Jill Hoeting, Emily Hoffman, Jeff Homan, BarbaraHopewell, Wally and Linda Howard, Howard and Janet Hughes, Linda Hull, David Hyde and Candy Hart, Gayle Jackson, Doug and Tracy Jones,Julie Jones, William Jones and Karen Meyers-Jones, Kathleen Jurell, Thad Karbowsky and Lynda Groh, Keating Muething & Klekamp P.L.L., Mary JoKell, Amye Kelly, Mike and Barb Kelly, David and Marsha Kelpe, Melissa Kerby, Frederick and Audrey Keyes, Ken and Janey Knollman, SamanthaKoehler, Greg and Sue Kramer, Jennifer Krause, Michael Kreindler, John and Jean Kupfer, Mark and Lilly Kurtz, Michelle Lagaly, Shirley Lee, Hamil-ton and Deborah Lempert, Elena Licu, Debra Loeb, Amy Longfellow, Alexandra Lubans-Jones, Ronna Lucas, Bob and Pat Lux, Elza Marelic-Jonas,John and Karen Martens, Kevin and Cherie Maue, Karen Maugans, Terry and Lynn McCarthy, Jeff and Beth McDaniel, Amanda McMonigle, LindaMeagher, Marianne Meier-Oestreich, Sarah Meisberger, Sarah Meisch, Laurie Mesko, Ron Meyer, Ronald Meyer, Pam Meyers and Gerald Greenberg,Mike McGinnis, Amy Miller, Bob and Debbie Miller, Judith Mitchell, Montgomery Lodge #94 Free and Accepted Masons (Jeffrey Powers), Wayneand Donna Mosley, Villur and Nithyashri Narayan, David and Ann Nartker, Sharon Nelson, Stephanie Nixon, Gregory Noll and Susan Jacobs, Rickand Pat Paul, John and Theresa Paxton, Poul and JoAnne Pedersen, Louis Peerless, Lesley Peirol, Jeannie Perry, Russell and Ellen Porter, Dennis andFaye Preston, Dan and Gina Prickel, Ron and Celine Quinn, Vivian Ramey, John and Jane Reherman, Patrick and Melinda Reilly, Allyson Richards,John and Sylvia Richey, Jennifer Rieger, Dana Rudolph, Keith and Kate Rummer, Joe and Tracy Rust, Gabriela Saelens, Jim and Paula Schababerle,Shelly Schadick, Arnie and Marcy Schaewe, Charles and Billie Schappacher, James Schmohe, Kimberly Sears, Madelyn Setterberg, Sharonville Lodge#204 Free and Accepted Masons (Larry Gilland), Dan and Jessica Shaw-White, Martha Shields, Ann Shinkle, Penny Shore, Tom Short, Sam and KelliShrivastava, Kerry Simmons, Robyn Singleton, Cindy Smith, Rana Southern, Dutch and Mary Speidel, Susan and Jim Spraul, Angela Stiefbold, LisaStraub, Kristin and Craig Svendsen, Mike Swofford, Viki Swope, Jim and Christina Tenhundfeld, United Aerospace Workers Local 647, JenniferVacca, Chad and Ellen Vahue, Derek van Amerongen, Satoko Vinton, Don and Gina Vonderhaar, Angela Waddle, Robert and Chloe Wagner,Kenneth and Denise Wall, Anne Waters, Julie Watson, Garin Webb and Marion Peraza de Webb, Dennis and Joyce Weil, Julia Weinstein, JaniceWeiser, Mandy Whitton, Julie Wijessoriya, Hannah Williams, Jerome and Sarah Williams, Marsha Wise, Jacqueline Yoo, Jim and Dawn Yunker,Kali Zagorianos, Lisa Zelvy, Matt Zory and Shelly ReeseSupporting to $99 …Dave Akers, Mike and Diane Albrinck, David and Betsy Allaire, Yvonne Amrine, Wayne Anderson, Donna Augenstein, Devin and Amy Baldridge,Joe and Susan Balzer, Robert and Barbara Bauer, Jackie Baughman, G. Thomas Bell, Esther Bender, Lois G. Benjamin, Carie Benne, Robert andGeorgia Bergan, Joe and Jeanne Berns, Ted and Connie Bishop, Gary and Jan Bogle, Mazie Booth, Jim and Marilyn Boothe, Walter Bowles, Davidand Monica Brandstetter, Heather Braunlin-Jones, Andrew and Lori Bregger, Lindsay Brillhart, Meredith Brokaw, Dave and Angie Browndyke, JackBurgdorf, Steve and Leah Cagle, MIchael and Manette Callahan, JoAnn and Sean Cannon, Rebecca Carns, Jim and Sandra Carter, Leslie Caulfield,Terri Chandler, Charlene Shell, Bin Chen, Yi Chen, Joe and Jackie Chunko, Jamie Clark, Patrick Clark, Betsy Cooper, Jenn Craven, Bernie and FranCrum, Vic and Stephanie Curtis, Carol Daniels, Ted Day, Damien and Katie Dean, Harold and Alice Dimond, Gaby Downey, Charles and JackieDuderstadt, Barbara Duke-Ibanez, Catherine Dunker, Larry and Jean DuPree, H. Richard Duval, Chris and Kathy Edelen, John Edmundson, WaltEdmundson, Mark and Julie Eldridge, William and Susan Ernst, Greg and Ruth Estep, Edward Etter, Evendale Elementary PTA, Tom. and KathyFahey, Mark and Pamela Feldhues, Jerry and Dee Fick, Diana Ficke, Harriet Finley, Lyle and Rosanne Fiore, Chris and Kevin Fishel, Martin Francisand Brenda Assael, Robert and Peg Frantz, Pat Frey, Phillip and Carol Friedman, Helen Frost, Dan and Jenny Funk, Tami Furnish, Donnita Geary,Ann Geise, Larry and Johna Gilland, Sandee Golden, Claire Goldstein, Richard and Rebecca Gorman, Kevin and Julie Gorsuch, Andy Grace andTory Weber, David Green, Joel and Leanne Greenberg, Bob Griffin, David and Amy Groff, Lynn Haag, Albert and Carol Haberer, Rudy and AnnHachey, Beth Hammergren, George and Julia Hann, Marlene Hardman, Mike and Donna Hardy, Brett Harper, Ray Harvey and Lyn King, AngieHead, Tony and Brenda Helton, John and Martha Henry, Michele and Rob Hildebrandt, Sue Hines, Thomas Hinkle, Michele Hisnay, Sam and KellieHollan, Aimee Holstegge, Carlida Hopper, Bill Hopple, Rick Horn, Joseph Horney, Linda Howard, Eric and Lorrie Hruska, David Huey, TammyHunley, Aleksandra Idzikowska, Yusuke and Machiko Ikegami, Patricia Jackson, Mark and Elza Jonas, Bert and Jan Kadan, Robert Kaiser, MayroKanning, Andrew and Janis Kartal, Timothy Kelly, Tom and Jan Kelly, Jill and John King, Kevin Kinney, Ken and Pat Koch, Bernard Koenig, Chrisand Kim Koenig, Consuelo Kong, Adam and Erica Konopka, Cynthia Krebs, Cliff and Nancy Kuhnell, William and Cynthia Kutcher, Brian and KellyKwiatkowski, Leslie Lape, Dave and Becky Leach, Robert and Kelly Lehman, John and Diane Lemen, Marianna Lewis, Bob Lincoln, Judy Lindner,Eileen Lipps, Dave and Linda Lockerd, Ruth Lohmeier, Leonard Lovell, Rebecca Ludwig, Xin Ma, Elizabeth Mahoney, Jim and Joanne Maly, Linda
  5. 5. News from the Farm Page 5The Donors (cont’d)Marshall-Bertaso, Bill Martin, Virginia Mason, Patrick and Gillian Mayer, Sean and SherryAnn McAlister, Gregory McCart, Charles McDaniel,Margaret McGowan, Denis and Mimi McGrath, Diane and Hugh McKinnon, Julie and Bill Mehbod, Joseph and Amy Mehrle, Katherine Melton,Laurel Melton, Peggy Meyer, Burke and Alyssa Miller, Michael and Shirley Mills, Robert Monteserin, Steve and Gail Moore, Ted and DeerdreMueller, Jeff and Karen Mulcahey, Carolyn Muller, Marsha Munafo, Ralph and Sandra Nardini, Charlie and Helen Neffle, David and Barbara Ne-man, James and Lucy Neyer, Nicholas Nierlich, Betty Nocero, Greg and Laura Nocito, John and Kathy Noppenberger, Melinda OBriant, MikeONeill, Thomas and Allison ONeill, Lindsay ORourke, Peggy A. Paff, James Palmer and Nancy Applegate, Diane Paoletti, Jeff Parker, JudithPflieger, Jason Phillips, Dorothy Posillico, Todd Proechter and Breanna Justus, Gene and Shirley Pulskamp, Edna Puthoff, Lois Rahm, John andJacquie Ranz, Randolph and Theresa Reeder, Sheila Reich, Ann Retford, Dennis Rettig, Jerome and Cindy Rhoads, Bob Rice, Clifford Rieger andTerri Cerimele-Rieger, Gene and Marilyn Rihm, Joe and Barb Rohs, John and Henrita Rosenthal, Lisa and Joel Rosenthal, Don and Dianne Row-land, Dani Rupel, Brian and Lisa Samson, Beth Sauer, Pat Schappacher, Milton Schloss, John and Katie Schmid, Don and Cecilia Schmidt, GregSchmidt and Kristyn Ernst, Phil and Sandy Schneider, Jim and Alma Schnier, Carole Schuster, Bruce and Sharon Scott, Grace Severyn, Jon andJacqueline Seymour, Richard and Catherine Shaffer, George and Joanne Shapiro, Cheryl Shelby, Brenda Shonfield, John and Mary Shumard, Edwardand Analda Simmons, Irwin and Melinda Simon, Ed and Carol Smith, Marie Smith, David Spencer, Jeanne Stanton, Roseanna Stanton, PatriciaStebbins, Dan and Susan Stenger, Debbie Stephenson, Kenneth Stern, Lisa Stevens, Grant Stewart, Eric and Patricia Stirnkorb, Edward Burke andMindy Stodart-Burke, Johnny and Pat Stone, Raymond Stone, Ralph and Sandy Stropes, Marian Summer, Mark and Jill Sunderman, Tony and LeeSuravitch, Robert and Cheryl Szczur, Richard and Anne Tanner, Marcy Taylor, Teamsters Local 100 (Butch Lewis), Greg Thacker, Larry and CathyThamann, Angela Theil, Ian Tholking, John Tholking, Lindsay and Dorothy Thompson, Patrick and Molly Thompson, Tina Tomassetti, John Trauband Ingrid Anderson, Jeff and Mary Tyler, Lori Valerius, David Vanderpool and Steve Smith, Michael and KathleenVolle, Charles Vonderhaar, Beverly Wagner, Carl Wagner, Doug and Dorothy Walden, Megan Walters, Mare Warner,Emiely Washington, Alisa Washnock, Ryan and Beth Weber, Joey Welch, Sandford and Elizabeth Werner, Henry andPat Wesseler, Betsy West, Jan White, Rasheeda White, Anne and Joe Wilker, Bill and Mary Williams, Larry and DorothyWilliams, Mary Ann Williams, Moe and Sue Williams, Garen Wisner, Gregory and Theresa Wnek, Julie Womeldorff,Ken and Frances Wood, Dick and Jane Woolsey, Chad and Jane Wuebker, Russell and Eva Wulf, Steve and Nell Wulff,Stuart and Karen Zanger, Phyllis Zettler, Craig and Delie Ziegler, Paul and Diane Zimmerman.The VolunteersVolunteers give their time and talent to projects as diverse as gardening, feeding livestock, maintaining buildings and grounds and greeting visitors. In 2011, over 200regular volunteers and an additional 700 members of volunteer groups contributed over 12,000 hours to the farm.Kathy Aerni, Don Apking, Paige Apking, Brenda Assael, Betsy Babb, Brian Babb, Ryan Baldrick, Marcus Bauer, Bob Bauer, Carol Beeson, JonBeeson, Cameron Belle, Kennidy Belle, Esther Bender, Linda Berger, Gary Bogle, Anna Bowen, Ceejay Boyce, Linda Boyd, Lois Brandstetter,Charlie Brinn, Jalen Brooks-Knepfle, Bruce Brumbaugh, Jack Burgdorf, Brittney Burns, Danae Burris, Cindy Capannari, Hal Carlton-Ford,Jaramy Carmody, Lauren Carney, Sylvie Carriere, Steve Chambers, John Cicmanec, Naomi Clements-Brod, Stu Clipson, Sandi Cloppert,Marlene Cole, Jim Cole, Grace Conrad, Christina Coobatis, Jessica Cooper, Mary Ellen Cottell, Georgia Crowell, Carol Daniels, BarbDobberstein, Diane Dunivant, Kelly Dunleavy, Jenny Durbin, Tom Duvelius, Mike Eck, Alice Edmundson, Kobie Emerson, Lila Englander,Joni Fabian, Phil Fahr, Martin Francis, Tim Fuerbacher, Jenny Funk, Daniel Funk, Hannah Fussinger, Doug Gallagher, Larry Gilland,Barbara Glardon, Ethan Glassman,Sam Glew, Liz Gorley, Rebecca Gorman, Betsy Gotwals, Gerald Greenberg, Joel Greenberg, KristenGriggs, Brittany Haichins, John Hallinan, Beth Hammergren, Betty Hammergren, Gordon Hammergren, Rachael Harris, Joe Herzog, JudyHerzog, Richard Herzog, Carlida Hopper, Tyler Huelskamp, Janet Hughes, Michael Inderhees, Leander Jackson, Prince Johnson, JillianKaufman, Mary Jo Kell, Barb Kelly, Timothy Kelly, Jerry King, John Klingler, Janey Knollman, Pat Koch, Anna Koroschetz, Vicki Kraft,Trevor Lambert, Martha Lawson, Joselyn Ledford, Diane Lemen, Janet Lindstedt, Christopher Lo, Nate Love, Leonard Lovell, Bob Lux,Jessica Madden, Anzel Maloney, John Martens, Elizabeth Matsukevich, Gillian Mayer, Monica Mazzone, Connor McClellan, Dee McGinnis,Devin McNally, James Meehan, Chuck Melampy, Pam Meyers, Robert Monteserin, Brianna Moore, Alex Moorman, J. Dennis Morin, DaveMorstadt, Thad Muething, Marianne Mundy, Mike Murphy, Monica Murphy, Christian Naussbaum, Jason Neumann, Maggie Neumann,Kathy Noppenberger, Chris OConnor, Taryn Osborne, Amber Owens, Mei Pan, Jeannine Pearson, Kaitlin Peed, Celine Quinn, JoeRatterman, Gordon Reed IV, Ann Retford, Lily Retford, Maria Richey, Sylvia Richey, JosephineRizzo, Laura Robinson, Nancy Ruchhoft, Keith Rummer, Hannah Rust, Eugene Rutz, Leah Rutz,Jim Schababerle, Chris Schaefer, Arnie Schaewe, Marcy Schaewe, Hayley Scherer, Joseph Schults,Amy Sebring, Adam Shantz, Jessica Shaw-White, Allie Sheldon, John Shumard, Mya Smith, ShaunSmith, Shirley Soukup, Ruth Stabile, Patricia Stebbins, Susan Stenger, Daniel Stenger, CarolineStrasser, Rosie Sturgill, Anne Tanner, Blaine Tanner, Joseph Theis, Chelsea Theobald, Erin Tinney,Christie Uetrecht, Sarah Uhl, Jane Urlage, Chad Vahue, Derek Van Amerongen, Susan Van Am-erongen, Jason Walker, Wanda Walker-Smith, Caroline Warnow, Moses Warnow, Joyce Weil, AlanWight, Peg Wight, Rob Wight, Clare Williams, Emily Willis, Susan Willis, Miranda Woedl, BenWurth, Paige Young, Andrew Yunker, Jim Yunker, Paul Zajdel, Bill Zenk
  6. 6. News from the Farm Page 6 It is the new year, and many new and exciting things are happen- The winter is a time for the gardener to ing around the farm. The biggest addition to the volunteer analyze the past year and plan for the next. program is our new Second Saturday Workdays. On the Second To look at the 2011 growing season, one Saturday of each month (starting in February) we will meet to cannot forget the amount of rain we saw work on different projects all around the farm. this past year. By early December, we were well past the yearly record of total rainfall Mark your calendar now for all the exciting projects you can Head Gardener for the year. Needless to say, things got off John Hemmerle help with on the Farm this year! to a soggy start. Fortunately, the raised beds February 11, 9-1: Building Clean-Out we built the past fall helped prevent the greens from March 10, 10-4: Painting Project Day washing away. We’re grateful to all the volunteer groups who helped us keep up with the demands of weeding, harvesting April 14, 12-4: Spring Farm Fest Events and bed preparation. May 12: Garden Work Day As the Market Garden enters its dormant phase, it sits well June 9: Trail Cleanup prepared for the coming spring. The beds are protected by healthy July 14: Stall Cleanout Day covers of rye, vetch and clover or by leaf mulch. The Hoop House August 11: Weeding Day is brimming with greens—arugula, spinach, lettuce and kale are all growing well and available for sale at the farm store. We’ll spend September 8: Grounds Cleanup time indoors this winter conducting some great gardening classes: November 10: Put the Garden to Bed Planning Your Garden, Intro to Four Season Harvesting, Intro to Biointensive Gardening. For more information or to register, For more information about volunteer activities at please check our website: www.GormanFarm.org. Gorman Heritage Farm, please contact Mare War- ner—mwarner@gormanfarm.org Gardeners are in a continual state of experimentation and observation on what works and what doesn’t. This past season we took our observation methods to the collegiate level by partnering with the University of Cincinnati’s Geology department. We incorporated an organic material known as “biochar” into a section of the market garden. Biochar comes from biomass (such as wood or straw) that has been burned without using oxygen, thereby reducing the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere. The process helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients and helps retain gases such as CO2 and NO2 in the soil.Amazing Volunteer Facts … Asst. Professor Amy Townsend–Small and our own garden intern and PhD. candidate Alan Wight conducted periodic gas emission• We had over 1098 volunteers come to the farm in 2011! measurements, and their data may reveal biochar’s potential to aid• They completed 14,985 hours of service through the year! in sequestering the gases that cause global warming!• Seven young men completed requirements for advancement to As we move towards the new growing season, the five year garden Eagle Scout by doing projects on the Farm this year! rotation plan has been made, a pilot CSA program is in the works and the first seeds of the season will be started soon. I look• Twenty-eight separate groups, representing high schools, forward to growing healthy produce for the community this universities, corporations, social services agencies and environ- spring and learning and teaching along the way. mental organizations put their time and talents to work on the Farm in 2011! Check the previous page for our full list of volunteers, and join us in giving them a great big thank-you!
  7. 7. News from the FarmPage 7 Page 7 Rummage Sale! I will always healthy, and the farm has never watch the crop grow and ripen GHF will be remember 2011 looked better. Looking into to a rich, amber hue before we holding a for the roller 2012, meteorologists are predict- harvest it in early summer . coaster weather we ing weather patterns similar to RUMMAGE SALE We’re looking forward to endured through those we experienced last year. another great season in the Saturday February 25, 2012. the year. From the My hope for this season is that farmyard, so I hope to see heavy snow in Donations accepted Farm Manager the weather doesn’t scare any- everyone out here! Chris Gordy winter to the rains that felt like they one off from coming to see this weekends in February! Farm questions? Email Chriswould never end, the weather year’s new pigs, goats, lambs and at cgordy@gormanfarm.org. This is a great time to gogave Gorman Farm a run for even new calves. The farmyardits money. will be busy this year with its through closets and recycle new livestock and we’ll also beHowever, despite all of the planting sunflowers throughout your old gently-used itemschallenges we faced, we were the growing season to generatestill able to produce our wheat, retail and wholesale income. (no clothing, please) and helpsun-flowers, corn, chicken, Our winter wheat was put in the the farm!turkeys, beef, pork, lamb and ofcourse our hay and alfalfa fields. ground last fall, and motoristsOur livestock has remained driving along Cooper Road can Proceeds will be used for improvements to housing for the Gorman Heritage FarmGreat Stuff for You to Do—All Year Long! chickens!Like our crops, the list of 10—Intro to Biointensive May:things to do at the farm keeps Gardening Class 10—First Greens Dinnergrowing and growing! Here’s 13—Celebrate the Harvest: 15—General Camp Registration (A Gorman Circle Event)a list of the year’s classes and Scout Day 26—Storytime Adventure: 21—Storytime Adventures:main events: 20—Celebrate the Harvest: Farm Helpers Spring Sprouts Family Costume PartyFebruary: 31—Ulster Foodways June:4—Chickens in Your Back Yard 27—Celebrate the Harvest: Cooking Class 4—Summer Camp Begins Corporate Pumpkin Challenge11—Bee Hive Assembly Class April: 9—Volunteer Work Day: Trails November:11—Intro to Four Season 2—School’s Out Camp July: 3—Cooking Class:Harvesting Class 7—Spring Farm Fest: The Lure of the Squash 14—Volunteer Work Day: Stalls12—Beer Making Class Spring on the Farm: 28—Row by Row Fundraising 10—Volunteer Workday:15—Camp Registration Opens* 8—CLOSED FOR EASTER Put the Gardens to Bed Dinner ( date subject to change.)15—Meat & Poultry Order 14—Spring Farm Fest: 22-23— CLOSED FOR August:Forms Issued Your Babies and Ours Photo Day THANKSGIVING 18—Honey Harvest20—School’s Out Camp 21—Spring Farm Fest: December: Earth Day Hill Hike September:25—Rummage Sale & 8—Holiday Family Fun:Farm Opens for the Season 21—Volunteer Breakfast 1—Community Baking Day Gingerbread Making Class27—Storytime Adventure: 28—Spring Farm Fest: Farm to 20—Pawpaw Cooking Class 24-31— CLOSED FOR THEWinter on the Farm Fork Cooking Demonstrations 29-30—Great Outdoor Weekend HOLIDAYSMarch: 30—Storytime Adventures: *Denotes GHF Members Only Event October:3—Community Bake Day Farm Babies 6-7—Sunflower Festival10—Volunteer Work Day: Additional info on our website: 12—Member Sunflower Pick*Painting www.GormanFarm.org
  8. 8. 10052 Reading RoadEvendale, OH 45241Phone: 513-563-6663Fax: 513-563-6659E-mail: email@gormanfarm.orgwww.gormanfarm.orgGorman Heritage Farm is a non-profit, 120-acre historicworking farm that invites its visitors to explore and learnthe history, methods and values of a working family farmin a natural setting. Download our brochure or register online at www.gormanfarm.org/camp.shtml