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Open house for Child Development Center

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:41pm
Monday, June 6, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open house for Child Development Center. The Child Development Center is dedicated to discovering and communicating knowledge that contributes to the optimal development and well-being of young children and their families.

As part of Human Development and Family Sciences, the Child Development Center prepares professionals in early childhood development and family services; generates and transmits knowledge on family-focused early childhood programs through research, program development, and evaluation; and provides a developmental program of the highest quality for young children and their families that serves as a resource for the community-at-large.

Child Development Center Website

OSG specialist to serve up Pacific albacore in Washington, D.C.

Breaking Waves - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:14am

NEWPORT – Kaety Jacobson, Oregon Sea Grant fisheries specialist, is packing her bags – and then some – for a trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the 41st annual NOAA Fish Fry.

Thanks to a donation from the Oregon Albacore Commission, Jacobson will travel with 250 lbs of fresh-frozen albacore tuna loin portions – and a recipe for tuna poke, a Hawaiian-style marinated tuna salad, courtesy of Newport’s Local Ocean Seafoods restaurant.

The Fish Fry, a popular summer event sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association runs Wednesday, June 8th from 6pm – 9pm at the Herbert C. Hoover Main Commerce Building on 14th St. and Constitution Avenue.  The event promotes public understanding of aquaculture and sustainable marine fisheries.

Sea Grant programs from around the country were invited to take part during our 50th anniversary year to showcase the variety of sustainable seafood from in the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes states.

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OSG specialist to serve up Pacific albacore in Washington, D.C.

Sea Grant - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:14am

NEWPORT – Kaety Jacobson, Oregon Sea Grant fisheries specialist, is packing her bags – and then some – for a trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the 41st annual NOAA Fish Fry.

Thanks to a donation from the Oregon Albacore Commission, Jacobson will travel with 250 lbs of fresh-frozen albacore tuna loin portions – and a recipe for tuna poke, a Hawaiian-style marinated tuna salad, courtesy of Newport’s Local Ocean Seafoods restaurant.

The Fish Fry, a popular summer event sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association runs Wednesday, June 8th from 6pm – 9pm at the Herbert C. Hoover Main Commerce Building on 14th St. and Constitution Avenue.  The event promotes public understanding of aquaculture and sustainable marine fisheries.

Sea Grant programs from around the country were invited to take part during our 50th anniversary year to showcase the variety of sustainable seafood from in the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes states.

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Oregon Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 2:34pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:00 PM - Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:00 PM
For information on 2016 course schedule in Central Oregon, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/eastcascades

Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife

Forestry Events - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 2:34pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

With careful stewardship, forests can be perpetually managed on a regenerative cycle that allows for multiple entries and a sustained yield of a broad range of high-value forest products. The timing and design of thinning practices can result in a wide variety of forest conditions depending on the landowners’ objectives—including those that benefit wildlife habitat, forest health, and long-term income generation.

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of ecological forestry as well as tools to implement it successfully on smaller parcels. Learn about harvest management strategies and how they relate to wildlife habitat.

For information about this program, go to: www.nnrg.org/beginning-forestry

All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!

POISONOUS PLANTS-Risks to Grazing Livestock

Small Farms Events - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 2:34pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  This class is designed to help livestock owners identify poisonous plants and manage the risk of animals consuming toxins.
A) Economic impacts of plant poisoning;
B) Keys to identifying local toxic plants;

C) Assessing potential harm to your animals;
D) How, why and when plant poisoning occurs;
E) Common sense pasture/farm management
Instructor: Author, Shirley Weathers. Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock, Western U.S., will be available at the class

REGISTER ON LINE:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1022

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Postcard from Dalarna County, no. 2

Tree Topics - Sat, 06/04/2016 - 1:39pm

Brad Withrow-Robinson, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension agent for Benton, Linn and Polk Counties.

Dalarna County was the seat of a very old and important copper and iron mining industry, an early source of wealth and power for Sweden.  We visted the Falun copper mine, active since the 10th century and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Preparing to head down into the Falun Copper mine.

Why is that part of our forestry tour?

Forest products were a critical part of early mining industry, which needed massive amounts of charcoal and round wood to extract and process the metals. Forestlands near the mine were hard pressed to provide these products.  The mine is also the birthplace of world’s oldest stock company, which eventually became large forest and paper corporation Stora Enso.

Over-exploitation of forest resources by the mid-16th century led to a series of perhaps the world’s oldest forest protection rules.  In 1607 King Charles IX issued a ban on logging and charcoal production within a one-mile radius of the Falun mine (using the old Swedish mile, about 7 English miles). It was named the “Peace Mile” in hopes it would reduce disputes over unregulated charcoal production.

However it was not until 1754 that the surveyor Johan Brandberg finished measuring 112 points around the circumference of a the circle, marking each with stones.

from: http://www.fredsmilen.se/RosenGammalKarta.aspx Marker stone number 112 in the Peace mile ring, marked with an arrow.

See old and new maps of the circle drawn by Brandberg at:

http://www.fredsmilen.se/RosenGammalKarta.aspx

and

http://www.fredsmilen.se/Default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

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Grasses for landowners

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:36pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Given in Two Parts on the Same Day

Join Rachel Werling as we learn to recognize commonly encountered and recognizable native and non-native grass species. The goal is to be able identify grass species on your property. This is not a forage class, though some forage species will be covered. Bring grass samples with roots for ID, and a hand lens, if you have one:

·         Part 1:  Focus on grass anatomy and vocabulary and will be held at OSU Extension Auditorium.

·         Part 2:  Visit a Land Steward home site in the Applegate where we can see many species in the field.

For details, click on the calendar link:  

http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/advanced/month/extension/

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:36pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) is a program designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of fire behavior, strategies to improve fire resilience on their properties and in the community, and an opportunity to get to know the agencies and people involved in preparing for and fighting fire.  The CFA program is delivered through a combination of in-class instruction, online learning, and field tours.  Participants finish the class with a self-prepared Wildfire Preparedness Plan for themselves or their neighborhood. Whether you are a property owner, landscape professional, community leader or simply an interested member of the public, if you recognize how wildfire can pose a threat to you or your community, but want to know more about what to do, the CFA program is for you.  Take a look at the brochure and register by mail or online by May 20th to reserve your spot!  Online registration at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1014.

How to determine the most appropriate treatments before and after wildfire in sagebrush and pinon-juniper ecosystems

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:36pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Details can be found here, http://ow.ly/4ng2Qf

Please register by May 27th.

Grass Anatomy/ Field ID

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:36pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ISTRUCTOR: Rachel Werling; OSU Extension

Part 1: (9:00-11:00am) will cover anatomy and Part 2: (12:00-3:00pm) will cover native grasses for landowners in the field  

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2016 OSU Alumni Association Senior Send-Off

Environment Events - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Register online at http://www.osualum.com/sendoff.

A show fit for a graduate. Join your classmates for an evening of entertainment and celebration on us.

Register by May 31 to get VIP access at 7 p.m. Wristbands will be required. Specific details on how to pick up your wristband will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Music | Casino games | Refreshments | Prizes
Formal attire and preregistration are encouraged.
See photos from the 2015 send-off.

Graduating students: FREE* Must show valid student ID
Guests: $5 limit one guest per graduating student. 
(Guests must be with a graduating student to enter the event)

Registration closes May 31.

Food and drinks
Sweet prizes
Music by live DJ
First 500 graduating attendees* receive a free pint glass!

*Graduation status will be verified.

 

Water, Soil and Carbon for Every Farm with Keyline Design: Learning from the world's driest inhabited continent and it’s drought solutions

Small Farms Events - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FREE  - RSVP please include the number of people coming.
  • Water, Soil and Carbon for Every Farm with Keyline Design: Learning from the world's driest inhabited continent and it’s drought solutions – Australian Permaculture Consultant, Darren Doherty (Regrarians Ltd.)
    • Holistic management, planned grazing and financial planning as a primary drought strategy
    • Keyline farm planning for the structural reconfiguration of the farmscape considering cost-effective drought mitigation
    • Keyline and other regenerative agriculture strategies for soil and production improvements
    • ‘How much water do we actually need?' and 'what are all of the sources of water available to me?'
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Postcard from Sweden – Dalarna County

Tree Topics - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:56pm

Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, Benton, Linn and Polk Counties

 

A New Approach

Dalagård farm & forest retreat is a large working forest owned by Cecilia and Leif Öster. These first -generation landowners are developing an active silvo-trouism enterprise to diversify the farm’s income and promote its sustainability. Forest products and hunting leases are other significant income streams.

We enjoyed a wonderful Swedish Mid-Summer style lunch while enjoying the beautiful setting.

 

Leif explains alternative forest management practices used near the guest complex. This is aimed at balancing the guests aesthetic expectations of forests with broader forest production objectives.

Local trees on display in a small educational arboretum are described for visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Very Long Tradition

Just down the road from Dalagård, we were welcomed into the home of Karen Perers, an eleventh generation landowner of a small forest & farm property in Dalarna County.

 

Karin shared insights into how her family and farm has contributed to the community over the centuries delivering first charcoal and firewood and later pulpwood and sawlogs “The family and farm have been producing those wooden things  that the times ask for” across several centuries, she said. A recognized leader, Karin is director of the Board for Melanskog, the large regional landowner cooperative hosting many of our visits in the area.

 

Karin shows and discusses the first map of the property, along with a modern one, each containing very similar information.

 

Note year on map heading: 1749.

 

 

 

 

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Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) is a program designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of fire behavior, strategies to improve fire resilience on their properties and in the community, and an opportunity to get to know the agencies and people involved in preparing for and fighting fire.  The CFA program is delivered through a combination of in-class instruction, online learning, and field tours.  Participants finish the class with a self-prepared Wildfire Preparedness Plan for themselves or their neighborhood. Whether you are a property owner, landscape professional, community leader or simply an interested member of the public, if you recognize how wildfire can pose a threat to you or your community, but want to know more about what to do, the CFA program is for you.  Take a look at the brochure and register by mail or online by May 20th to reserve your spot!  Online registration at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1014.

Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:07am
Friday, May 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
More Space, All Favorites, New, Rare & Unusual Plants Featured at Polk County Master Gardener's 26th Annual Sale

Credit Cards Accepted!

Date:  Friday, May 6th & Saturday May 7th (Mother's Day Weekend) Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Location: Polk County Fairgrounds - 520 S Pacific Highway W (99W), Rickreall
  • Odd & unusual plants
  • Grafted Plants
  • Our Ever Popular country store
  • Herbs & Native plants
  • Vegetables                                       
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Hanging baskets & houseplants
  • Vendor booths
  • Master Gardener table to answer your gardening questions

Fat Dog Farms

Gardening Events - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (all day event)
Fat Dog Farms will be hosting their annual garden market sale and open house on Saturday, May 7. There will be plants, garden art, BBQ lunch, mason bee supplies, and more! Come early for the best selection of plants!

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (all day event)

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the high school in Gold Beach (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Mother's Day succulent planters, fairy garden planters, and small garden crafts also available.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on bee keeping and pollination, butterfly protection, raised bed gardening, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

Douglas County Master Gardener Plant Sale/Garden Expo

Gardening Events - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy this once a year Plant & Garden Expo in Roseburg.

You'll find: Plants, Trees, Vendors, Yard Art, Raffles, Garden Supplies.

Cash or personal checks, only. 

Tillamook County Master Gardners Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM