2012-09-29 / News

Free green energy, farm tours set for Oct. 6

BALTIMORE - The annual Green Energy Ohio Tour is coming to the Baltimore area on Saturday, Oct. 6.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants can learn more about geothermal, solar and wind energy plus visit a working farm with beef cattle, Boer meat goats and a llama.

If you only have time for one stop visit the Stamm Farm , 6815 Fisher Road. Take Ohio 158 south from Baltimore to a right on Leonard Road and then a left on Fisher. There you can learn about a custom-made geo-thermal system that heats and air conditions the farmhouse from the Lancaster man who designed the system. Boer meat goats are raised on the farm and several baby goats or kids are there. A llama protects the goats from predators.

Robert Alt will demonstrate the new technology used for harvest and visitors can view several farm projects including development of a spring and using a geo-textile as a road base.

Visitors can also stop at the nearby Historic Smeck Farm for a tour. In Baltimore, participants can stop by the one-year old Liberty Union Thurston Middle School on South Main Street (Ohio 158) to learn more about its large geo-thermal system that heats and air conditions the entire school.

The fourth site is northeast of Baltimore on Bickel Church Road between Ohio 37 and Millersport Road. A windmill and solar array at the Mike Thomas farm provides most of their energy needs and at times provides excess electrical power to the grid.

All the sites and tours are FREE. For more information about all the Ohio green energy tours visit www.greenenergyohio.org

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