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Small-Scale & Urban farming Series

Small Farms Events - 38 min 37 sec ago
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

OSU Extension Horticulturist Brooke Edmunds will explain the difference between sprouts, microgreens and baby greens.  This class will cover the latest research on the health benefits of microgreens, how to grow your own, and taste test different types. Participants will plant a container of microgreens to take home

For more information, contact the OSU Lane County Extension office at (541)344-5859, or stop by the office at 996 Jefferson Street in Eugene, to pick up an application.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Cost of session is $25.00.  Pre-registration is required.

For payment with a credit card see the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

 

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Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - 38 min 38 sec ago
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

 

For more information contact Shelby Filley (541) 672-4461  shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu

 

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Linn-Benton Livestock & Forages Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - 38 min 38 sec ago
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

 

For more information contact:

Shelby Filley (541)672-4461   shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu

 

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OSU Extension Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Training

Gardening Events - 8 hours 35 min ago
Monday, January 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Learn about climate change science, transportation options, energy conservation, sustainable food systems, waste reduction, water conservation, sustainable gardening and landscaping, ecosystems and habitats, outreach and volunteering.  Includes guest presenters, classroom activities, & 2 half day field trips. Class is 8 weeks.  Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/812 

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:39pm
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The Role of Environment in the Multiple Routes to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)" Joel Nigg, PhD Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics Director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Nigg's research focuses on the underlying mechanisms and causes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The primary focus is on cognitive and neuropsychological mechanisms. However, studies of genetics, family dynamics, personality and temperament, environmental toxins, and neuroimaging of ADHD are also ongoing.

Facutly Profile

This college-wide research seminar, is Co-Sponsored by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Hallie Ford Center; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and the Center for Global Health. The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researcher to present their current research in public health and human sciences in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Finding David Douglas

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015 Starker Lecture Series - Douglas Fir: The Legacy & Future of the Pacific Northwest's Most Iconic Tree

Take the Initiative, Join the Initiative (TIJI)

Food Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Student Sustainability Initiative will be hosting TIJI: Take the Initiative, Join the Initiative on Thursday at 6pm in Owen 103. Snacks will be provided.
Come meet current staff, learn how the SSI is structured, and find lots of opportunities for student involvement. If you are interested in working on issues of environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic equality, this is your chance! We are looking for students from all educational backgrounds to join the SSI, take on new challenges, and meet great people. 
Here are just a few of the exciting things we'll talk about: 
  • Earth Week events and activities
  • OSU Fair Trade - campaign to increase responsible purchasing
  • Green Campus Coalition - encouraging all OSU organizations to adapt sustainability norms
  • Campuses Take Charge - a two month-long energy conservation effort
  • Growing Food Security - a Clinton Global Initiative to provide fresh produce to the OSU Food Pantry
  • openings for volunteers and interns
Please RSVP on Facebook.
We'll see you in Owen Hall (Room 103) on Thursday at 6pm! Snacks will be provided. Feel free to contact us with any questions at ssi.admin@oregonstate.edu.
Accommodation requests related to a disability can be made to ssi.admin@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-753-4072.

Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This class is for small-scale and backyard poultry producers.  It will cover the ins and outs of raising chickens, turkeys and other poultry for eggs or for meat.  Dr. Jim Hermes, OSU Extension Service Poultry Specialist, will cover topics including hatching eggs, brooding and raising chicks, poultry nutrition, flock and bird health, breeds of poultry and housing for poultry.

For more information, contact the OSU Lane County Extension office at (541)344-5859, or stop by the office at 996 Jefferson Street in Eugene, to pick up an application.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Cost of session is $25.00.  Pre-registration is required.

For payment with a credit card see the website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

 

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Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 This class is for small-scale and backyard poultry producers.  It will cover the ins and outs of raising chickens, turkeys and other poultry for eggs or for meat.  Dr. Jim Hermes, OSU Extension Service Poultry Specialist, will cover topics including hatching eggs, brooding and raising chicks, poultry nutrition, flock and bird health, breeds of poultry and housing for poultry

For more information, contact the OSU Lane County Extension office at (541)344-5859, or stop by the office at 996 Jefferson Street in Eugene, to pick up an application.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Cost of session is $25.00.  Pre-registration is required.

For payment with a credit card see the website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

 

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Making a difference

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:10pm

I am an evaluator, charter member of the American Evaluation Association, and former member of the forerunner organization, Evaluation Network. When you push my “on ” button, I can talk evaluation until (a lot of metaphors could be used here); and often do. (I can also talk about other things with equal passion, though not professionally.) When my evaluation button is pushed or, for that matter, most of the time, I wonder what difference am I making. In this case, I wonder what difference I am making with this blog.

One of my readers (I have more than I ever imagined) suggested that I develop an “online” survey that I can include regularly in my posts. I thought that was a good idea. I thought I’d go one better and have it be a part of the blog. Then I would tabulate the findings (if there are any ). Just so you know, I DO read all the comments; I get at least six daily. I often do not comment on those, however.

So, reader, here is the making a difference survey . This link will (should) take you to Surveymonkey and the survey. Below, I’ve listed the questions that are in the survey.

Check all that apply.

Reading this blog makes a difference to me by:

  1. _____ Giving me a voice to follow
  2. _____ Providing interesting content
  3. _____ Providing content I can use in my work
  4. _____ Providing dependable post
  5. _____ Providing me with information to share
  6. _____ Building my skills in evaluation
  7. _____ Showing me that there are others in the world concerned with similar things
  8. _____ Offering me good reading about an interesting weekly topic
  9. _____ Offering me content of value to me
  10. _____ Other. Please specify in comment

Please complete the survey.

my .

molly.

 

 

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CPHHS's Center for Global Health NGO Panel

Health & Wellness Events - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:36am
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences' Center for Global Health invites you to its first NGO Panel, featuring representatives from several non-profit organizations with whom students can pursue internships, both internationally and domestically, with a cross-cultural focus.

During the panel discussion, each organization will describe its work and specific internship/fieldwork opportunities. Representatives will also discuss broader themes around working internationally and how students can maximize learning from their experiences. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Wednesday, January 28th, 12:00-1:30pm
Willamette West room, OSU Valley Library

Please RSVP or send any questions to to cfgh@oregonstate.edu.

Attendees can bring their lunch.

Videos of Critical Issues in Adapting to Climate Change

Breaking Waves - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:04pm

A set of three short videos highlights some critical issues related to climate change at the Oregon coast. Those issues are flagged by the video titles:

How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

. . . How Should We Adapt?

. .  and the overarching goal of having Community Resilience.

The videos, intended primarily for those involved in or concerned about the issues that adapting to climate change presents for coastal areas, were produced by Oregon Sea Grant with the cooperation of a range of climate researchers and coastal professionals who are interviewed on camera. The themes of the videos emerged from surveys, interviews, and workshops conducted by Sea Grant and partners in the last few years.

Coastal professionals in other states, as well as in Oregon, may find the perspectives and insights of these videos useful or provocative.

In addition to the high definition versions on Vimeo.com linked above, the same videos are on YouTube, where closed captioning is available:

 How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

How Should We Adapt?

Community Resilience  (Neskowin, Oregon, is the focus.)

NB: The URL for the last video above has been corrected (1/28/15)

 

 

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Videos of Critical Issues in Adapting to Climate Change

Sea Grant - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:04pm

A set of three short videos highlights some critical issues related to climate change at the Oregon coast. Those issues are flagged by the video titles:

How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

. . . How Should We Adapt?

. .  and the overarching goal of having Community Resilience.

The videos, intended primarily for those involved in or concerned about the issues that adapting to climate change presents for coastal areas, were produced by Oregon Sea Grant with the cooperation of a range of climate researchers and coastal professionals who are interviewed on camera. The themes of the videos emerged from surveys, interviews, and workshops conducted by Sea Grant and partners in the last few years.

Coastal professionals in other states, as well as in Oregon, may find the perspectives and insights of these videos useful or provocative.

In addition to the high definition versions on Vimeo.com linked above, the same videos are on YouTube, where closed captioning is available:

 How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

How Should We Adapt?

Community Resilience  (Neskowin, Oregon, is the focus.)

NB: The URL for the last video above has been corrected (1/28/15)

 

 

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Washington County

Forestry Events - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:36am
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic:  Agency Updates and Funding Opportunities

Local representative from three agencies will update us on available programs for 2015 and beyond.

Gail Stinnett, County Executive Director for the USDA-Farm Service Agency, will share details abou the Tree Assistance Program now available for Christmas tree growers, the Emergency Forest Reforestation Program, and the Emergency Conservation Program.

Santiago Misquez, District Conservationist for USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service based in Hillsboro, will update us on EQIP funding available to forest owners for activities such as Forest Stand Improvement, Tree and Shrub Establishment, and Herbaceous Weed Control.

Jennifer Nelson, OVE Program Manager for the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, will share recent successes in and changes to the streamside restoration program, as well as ask for our input on classes and other assistance the District may provide forest owners in the future.

Winter Webinar Series: Fire in Riparian and Aquatic Systems

Forestry Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, January 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Winter Webinar Series

http://www.nwfirescience.org/events/winter-webinar-series-fire-riparian-and-aquatic-systems

 

Forest Tax Symposium

Forestry Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, January 26, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join fellow landowners, foresters, and trained tax and estate planning professionals to learn about the myriad of taxes related to forests and forest land ownership.

 To see flyer:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/sites/default/files/taxsymposiumflier.pdf

Registration:  http://taxsymposium.eventbrite.com - discount for registering online.

Continental breakfast, a buffet lunch, beverages, and snacks will be provided for each registrant.

Continuing Ed Credits for Attorneys, CPA's, & Foresters.

Scholarships Available!

Growing Farms - Southern Oregon

Small Farms Events - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management

A hybrid course for beginning farmers that teaches those new to farming how to plan and manage a farm, while giving them tools to produce and market farmed and raised goods. The course also encourages interaction and community building among participants, helping build a professional network among small farmers and ranchers.

While developing a whole-farm plan, participants will learn about sustainable practices and land stewardship. The course encourages farmers to see how small farms and ranches fit into our community’s economic and environmental success.

Class meets:
6 - 8:30pm, Monday, January 26th
6 - 8:30pm, Monday, February 9th
Full Day, Saturday, February 21st
6 - 8:30pm, Monday, March 9th

REGISTER HERE:  https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/growing-farms-hybrid-course-beginning-farmers#introduction-section  

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4-H Critter Campus

4-H Events - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:34am
Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

4-H Critter Campus

Saturday, January 24th, 2015   10am - 2pm

Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR

See details and registration here!

Schedule

2015 EcoFarm Conference

Small Farms Events - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:34am
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Saturday, January 24, 2015 (all day event)

The Ecological Farming Association presents the 35th annual EcoFarm Conference at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, January 21-24, 2015

As the largest and oldest ecological agricultural gathering in the West, the EcoFarm Conference offers more than 70 workshops featuring an array of educational and technical workshops for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, consumers, students, and educators, along with notable keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, live entertainment, discussion groups, mixers, delicious organic meals and libations.

Visit www.eco-farm.org for more info and to register.

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Caught between

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:33pm

I was reading Harold Jarche’s blog, Perpetual Beta and he is talking about the interface of the digital and analog worlds; he is talking about connections. I find that that concept applies to evaluators. Here’s how.

I was trained as an evaluator in the 1980s; we didn’t have access to the web, internet, email, FB, or many of the other high technology options available today. I did an NDE (wasn’t called that then) volume (Vol. 62) which was all done by hard copy and the USPS (a tedious and laborious process). I just completed another NDE (now called that) volume (Vol. 145) that was done electronically (no longer tedious, though still a laborious process). This last volume was quick. Although most of the authors entered the field after I did, my co-editor didn’t; he entered before I did. These authors had the luxury of electronics that we didn’t have. I have had to learn how to use electronics; I know my co-editor did, too. (I remember saying to myself and my colleagues, what will my secretary [yes, we used that title] do now that I’m composing on a key-board?) Now I do all my composing and other things on a keyboard; most of my work is augmented with electronics (i.e., the digital world). But I am truly a digital immigrant; learning how to use this new technology, to be in this digital world, is hard for and on me. (My children laugh at me and get exasperated; it is so simple to them.)

Today’s evaluators are highly connected, largely due to the electronic capabilities. Yet there is still evaluator isolation. Makes me wonder if evaluators really connected? Sheila Robinson (the only evaluator in her organization bemoans this fact here). She advocates for connections through EvalTalk and AEA’s LinkedIn account. I still see these as digital, albeit, opportunities to connect. Social media is also mentioned for connections. Still I wonder–are you really connected? With colleagues scattered around the world, this may truly be the only way to stay connected today. Letters and phone calls are truly analog and perhaps passe. Still they are appreciated and sometimes welcome as the only way to connect. What will this world look like if the only way to connect is via digital?

Jarach advocates changing the way we organize. To me that talks about changing the way we work. Maybe evaluators will work in isolation. In order to “see as many possible roads ahead”, perhaps we need to “work in self-managing networks”. “If those who are educated, knowledgeable, and experienced do not push for a better world of work, then who will? An effective knowledge network cultivates the diversity and autonomy of each worker. Knowledge networks function best when each person can choose with whom and when they connect. Solving problems together is becoming the real business challenge.” (From Jarach)

And that affects evaluators!

To whom are you connected? How do you connect? Are you caught in-between?

my.

molly.

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