During World War I and World War II, millions of Americans started Victory Gardens. Today, they’re starting COVID gardens.
Lisa Helm is the founder of Dayton Urban Grown, a farm in the city.
She says she’s been super busy since mid-March when demand for gardening skills and supplies skyrocketed.
“All the major seed suppliers were sold out and had to close for a while because there were so many people buying seeds, and then there was a run on baby chickens,” Helm says with a laugh. “You couldn’t buy baby chickens anywhere!”
It was a year ago today that 19 tornadoes tore through communities across Ohio. In Beavercreek, many business owners woke up to damage from tornadoes that hit overnight, destroying offices and shops around North Fairfield Road near The Mall at Fairfield Commons.
A year later, some businesses are still fighting to survive.
A year ago today, 19 tornadoes touched down in Ohio, destroying homes and businesses in rural and urban areas alike. The largest of those tornados passed through the City of Dayton and several neighboring communities. WYSO’s Jason Reynolds has been talking with people in some of the hardest-hit communities to see where they are today.
On Thursday night, a team of University of Dayton filmmakers released a new short documentary examining the city’s response to the 2019 Memorial Day Tornadoes, and the mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District.
More than 150 people logged onto Zoom to watch the world premiere of “Dayton’s Darkest Summer”.
The media production students who produced this 15 minute documentary interviewed Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, first responders, and victims of the two tragedies.
It’s college graduation season, which usually means large commencement festivities. But the pandemic has those events being pushed back or moved online. But for some students, this year's commencement will be cutting edge.
Students at Miami University were disappointed to learn that graduation was cancelled.
That’s when Glenn Platt from the university’s Department of Emerging Technology stepped in.
If you’re staying at home and looking for something fun to do, Miami Valley museums may have you covered. They’ve been beefing up their virtual products to keep patrons well-cultured while quarantined.
Exploring Aviation Virtually
The United States Air Force Museum is gigantic—over a million square feet.
It’s closed right now, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Executive Officer and Digital Curator Bryan Carnes says that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out.
“You can go through the whole museum with the virtual tour,” Carnes says.
It’s National Library Week, which usually means big events at libraries all across the country. Unfortunately, most libraries are closed right now. So, librarians are moving the party online and reaching their patrons in some pretty creative ways.
The slogan for National Library Week was supposed to be “Find Your Place at the Library.” That was before the coronavirus outbreak.