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Forest of Arts

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 5, 2014 5:00 PM

Hopkins Demonstration Forest and Three Rivers Artist Guild present the Second Annual Forest of Arts.

So much to discover in 140 acres of native forest...

  • Free Admission
  • Meet the artists selling sculpture, paintings, jewelry, woodwork and more
  • Family friendly, hands-on crafts and demonstrations
  • Performances, interactive displays, plein air painting and music
  • Local food and wine
  • Free Parking and shuttle to the event
  • Free Forest tours

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Benton Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tour the family forest of Mike & Molly Albrecht see the work they have done to bring productivity back to a site harvested before their ownership and how they have grappled with challenges such as maple competition and legacy roads. They also participant in the Woods Creek restoration project  to add large woody debris, reconnect side channel alcoves and plant conifers in the riparian zone

Date: Saturday September 6, 2014

Time: carpool caravan leaves Philomath at 9:00 am, return approximately 12:30 pm for luncheon

Location: meet at the Marys River Park in Philomath (300 S 11th Street, behind the Philomath Public Library) at 9:00 am to carpool to the Albrechts’ “JuliusTree Farm” on Woods Creek Rd, west of Philomath.

Registration is required by Friday, August 29 by e-mail to jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu or phone 541 766 6750. When you register, please indicate if you will need a ride up a ~1/4-mile steep hill.

The tour is free and lunch is $5, which can be paid at the park.

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Labor Day

Health & Wellness Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Monday, September 1, 2014 (all day event)
National Holiday. Campus closed. Enjoy a 3 day weekend!

Rural Living Field Day

Forestry Events - 32 min 40 sec ago
Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Rural Living Field Day is a fun event for rural landowners.

The event features speakers addressing a wide variety of issues that face rural homeowners, farmers, and land managers every day.

Topics include wildlife, forests, pollinators, invasive weeds, orchards, crops and health soil, horse health and manure composting.

The event is organized by our local Soil & Water Conservation Districts. To register, just visit the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District website at www.wmswcd.org and click on “Events.” The cost is only $15 per person or $20 for families.

Morning beverages and snacks will be served as well as a fully catered lunch.

Demeter's Biodynamic Garden & Lounge returns to the National Heirloom Exposition.Santa Rosa, Ca

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Thursday, September 11, 2014 (all day event)

 

 

For immediate release

Demeter's Biodynamic Garden & Lounge
returns to the National Heirloom Exposition

 

Santa Rosa, CA August 13, 2014—With a mission to heal the earth through agriculture, Demeter USA once again hosts its popular Biodynamic Garden and Lounge with a full slate of speakers and panels at this year's 2014 National Heirloom Exposition.

A three-day fair devoted to the pure food movement, heirloom seeds, and anti-GMO education, the National Heirloom Exposition takes over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 9-11, 2014.

Now in its fourth year, the Expo last year drew over 18,000 visitors and Demeter's Garden and Lounge was a favored attraction. Located in the heart of the Expo footprint, this 15,000-square-foot installation offers relaxation and refreshment for guests to enjoy while learning about Biodynamic® farming principles and products.

Offering three full days of free education with Expo admission, Demeter's Garden and Lounge featured speakers this year include Dan Kent of Salmon-Safe, a new Demeter USA partner in the national "Farming in the Wild" program; Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm, the partner-grower to the esteemed South Bay restaurant Manresa; Harald Hoven of the Rudolph Steiner College; apiarist Michael Thiele, co-founder of Melissa's Garden bee sanctuary; Demeter USA co-director Jim Fullmer; "Slow Money" expert John Bloom; and many others.

As part of the Expo's Kid's Day programming, Demeter's Garden and Lounge hosts Malibu Compost in a free activity for students ages 5-17 on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Using open-pollinated Biodynamic seeds donated by Turtle Tree Seed company, young people will be invited to start plants that can be taken home for their own gardens—helping them grow into a healthier future as adults.

Interest in Biodynamic farming, viticulture, and products has never been higher, particularly in Northern California, where some 40 producers are either Demeter-certified or amid the transition to certification.

More comprehensive than organic, Biodynamic production treats the farm as a closed loop, a holistic whole in which all elements from the people to the soil are interdependent. Grape growers and vintners have been enthusiastic adopters of Biodynamic farming, not only because it is the best for their land, but because such wines are of avid interest to educated consumers. Look for a display of Demeter-certified products, including wine, onsite.

Join us at Demeter's Biodynamic Garden and Lounge this September at the National Heirloom Exposition, quickly becoming known as "The World's Fair of Pure Food."

 

Details: Demeter's Biodynamic Garden & Lounge at the National Heirloom Exposition

Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 9-11, 2014

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Open 11am to 8pm

Exposition admission, $10 a day; $25 for all days; under 17, free.

Demeter Lounge and Garden admission included

 

Participating Organizations: Amanda Lane Photography, Blossom’s Farm, Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDNAC), Bohemian Stoneworks, Dark Horse Farming Company, Demeter USA, DIY Edible Gardens, Frizelle Enos, Gaia Bees, Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products Inc., Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, Healdsburg SHED, Healing Spirit Plants, Hundred Acre Wood Farm, Live Power Farm, Love Apple Farms, Lundberg Family Farms, Malibu Compost, Permaculture Artisans, Quantum Culture, RSF Social Finance, Robinwood Construction, Rudolf Steiner College, Salmon-Safe, Whole Foods Market

 

 

Sponsors: Demeter USA, Whole Foods Market, Presence Marketing, Dark Horse Farming Company, DIY Edible Gardens, Frey Vineyards, Healdsburg SHED, Lundberg Family Farms, Frey Vineyards, RSF Social Finance

 

Media

Contact: Elizabeth Candelario

Co-Director, Demeter USA

707.529.4412

Elizabeth@demeter-usa.org

 

About Demeter USA

Demeter USA is the United States’ representative of Demeter International. It is a not for-profit that was incorporated in 1985 with the mission to enable people to farm successfully, in accordance with Biodynamic® practices and principles. Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture. For more information, please visit www.demeter-usa.org.

 

About the National Heirloom Expo

Produced by the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company and the Petaluma Seed Bank, the 4th annual National Heirloom Exposition is a significant voice in the worlds of heirloom and artisan food and products, non-GMO, and sustainable farming. Known as "The World's Fair of Pure Food," this year’s event is expected to draw close to 20,000 people from all over the country. With emphasis on the increased awareness of label GMO campaigns, there will be a particularly large presence of pure food advocates, truth in labeling activists, and many more interested in promoting healthy living. In addition to the Demeter Biodynamic classes and workshops, over 100 speakers will present on subjects as diverse as seed saving, GMOs, home gardening, food politics and policy, farming, marketing local foods, and more. 

 

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a multi-part series including sessions on forage assessment, harvest management, irrigation, renovation techniques, and fertility and includes indoor meetings as well as outdoor to demonstrate the principles of the series.  We will have a "project ranch" that we work on together, including site visits and an on-line document sharing blog.  The project ranch will be the Wilson Farm, the OSU sheep facility with sheep and cattle grazing the pastures.  You can also work on your own ranch as a side project if desired.  The object of the series is to improve knowledge about managing forage on properties in the Willamette Valley.

Instructors:  Shelby Filley and other OSU faculty and local experts

Fee:  $25 per evening per individual or ranch/family group and $100 for the series of five sessions.

Please pre-register by completing the registration form

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

2014 Seed Crop and Cereal Production Meetings

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

3 ODA PESTICIDE CREDITS AVAILABLE

3 LOCATIONS AND TIMES

FULL AGENDA FLYER:  http://oregonstate.edu/valleyfieldcrops/2014-fall-seed-crop-and-cereal-production-meetings

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

In-Field Tractor Maintenance & Troubleshooting Workshop

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on tractor safety, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting common issues.  Topics covered will include:  routine lubrication, easy methods to hook up equipment, maintenance checklists, winterizing tasks, and more.  The workshops will include a substantial Q&A discussion with our instructor, Jack Williams.  Participants are encouraged to bring questions.

Pre-registration is required, by calling Jared Pruch at (541) 359-8987 or online at:

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/cascadepacific/event/185303/

Cost is $10

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a multi-part series including sessions on forage assessment, harvest management, irrigation, renovation techniques, and fertility and includes indoor meetings as well as outdoor to demonstrate the principles of the series.  We will have a "project ranch" that we work on together, including site visits and an on-line document sharing blog.  The project ranch will be the Wilson Farm, the OSU sheep facility with sheep and cattle grazing the pastures.  You can also work on your own ranch as a side project if desired.  The object of the series is to improve knowledge about managing forage on properties in the Willamette Valley.

Instructors:  Shelby Filley and other OSU faculty and local experts

Fee:  $25 per evening per individual or ranch/family group and $100 for the series of five sessions.

Please pre-register by completing the registration form

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Small Farm School

Small Farms Events - 32 min 41 sec ago
Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Small Farm School is a full day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmer and small acreage rural landowners. Join us the first Saturday of September at Clackamas Community College.

Field and classroom workshops include pig and poultry management, fruit and vegetable production, soil management, tractor safety and operation, on farm veterinary care and much more.

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

YACHATS OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN TOUR

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tour the Master Gardener DEMONSTRATION GARDEN  at Oregon Coast Community College in Lincoln City, and see the bounty -- including POTATOES in many forms!!!

 Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

FOOD PRESERVATION DEMONSTRATION

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Master Food Perserver will demonstrate safe way to preserve this year's garden harvest.  RSVP IS REQUIRED.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN TOUR

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tour the Master Gardener DEMONSTRATION GARDEN  at Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach area, and watch & taste the locally-grown (by Master Gardeners) TOMATO TASTING COMPETITION!

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

MASTER GARDENER'S NATIVE GARDEN TOUR

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tour a local Master Gardener's NATIVE GARDEN in Newport.  RSVP REQUIRED.  CALL FOR LOCATION.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

MASTER GARDENER ADAPTIVE GARDENING Presentation

Gardening Events - 32 min 42 sec ago
Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn from a Master Gardener about ADAPTIVE GARDENING.  This event will be held at Oceanview Senior Living in Newport.  PLEASE CALL OSU EXTENSION, 541-574-6534, TO RSVP.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.