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Willamette Valley Agriculture Expo

Gardening Events - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:10am
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Largest Agriculture Expo in the Pacifici NW!  Over 175 exhibitors featuring over 140,000 square feet of exhibits.  Classes and CORE training, goods and services for the agriculture industry 3 Big Days, 4 BIG Buildings FULL of displays.

Free Admission for Agriculture students (pre arrangements requirement)

Willamette Valley Agriculture Expo

Gardening Events - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:10am
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Largest Agriculture Expo in the Pacifici NW!  Over 175 exhibitors featuring over 140,000 square feet of exhibits.  Classes and CORE training, goods and services for the agriculture industry 3 Big Days, 4 BIG Buildings FULL of displays.

Free Admission for Agriculture students (pre arrangements requirement)

Willamette Valley Agriculture Expo

Gardening Events - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:10am
Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Largest Agriculture Expo in the Pacifici NW!  Over 175 exhibitors featuring over 140,000 square feet of exhibits.  Classes and CORE training, goods and services for the agriculture industry 3 Big Days, 4 BIG Buildings FULL of displays.

Free Admission for Agriculture students (pre arrangements requirement)

Visitor Center at Hatfield Center to close Dec. 5 for maintenance

Breaking Waves - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:08pm

11/21/2017

by Mark Floyd

The Visitor Center at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, which annually draws some 150,000 visitors, will close on Dec. 5 for maintenance and renovation.

Oregon Sea Grant’s Visitor Center at HMSC will close for maintenance on Dec. 5. (Photo by Tiffany Woods)

The Visitor Center’s front exhibits and auditorium are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Feb. 1, though there will be no public access to the back exhibits. The rest of the Visitor Center, which is operated by Oregon Sea Grant, is scheduled to reopen on March 25.

“A couple of the larger tanks in the back exhibits need to be re-secured to the foundation, and we’ll take the opportunity to do some additional plumbing and renovation,” said Bob Cowen, director of the Newport-based HMSC. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but the maintenance is overdue.”

Some of the Visitor Center’s exhibits include a large octopus tank, tanks with near- and offshore sea life, touch pools, coral tanks, displays featuring marine studies and current research, three wave tanks, an augmented sand table, and a variety of other hands-on educational exhibits.

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Visitor Center at Hatfield Center to close Dec. 5 for maintenance

Sea Grant - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:08pm

11/21/2017

by Mark Floyd

The Visitor Center at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, which annually draws some 150,000 visitors, will close on Dec. 5 for maintenance and renovation.

Oregon Sea Grant’s Visitor Center at HMSC will close for maintenance on Dec. 5. (Photo by Tiffany Woods)

The Visitor Center’s front exhibits and auditorium are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Feb. 1, though there will be no public access to the back exhibits. The rest of the Visitor Center, which is operated by Oregon Sea Grant, is scheduled to reopen on March 25.

“A couple of the larger tanks in the back exhibits need to be re-secured to the foundation, and we’ll take the opportunity to do some additional plumbing and renovation,” said Bob Cowen, director of the Newport-based HMSC. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but the maintenance is overdue.”

Some of the Visitor Center’s exhibits include a large octopus tank, tanks with near- and offshore sea life, touch pools, coral tanks, displays featuring marine studies and current research, three wave tanks, an augmented sand table, and a variety of other hands-on educational exhibits.

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Gratitude.

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:58pm
Gratitude.

The day after tomorrow is a national holiday. One of gratitude.

It is the lead up to the end of the year holidays and the long dark.

Yep. Thanksgiving.

(I couldn’t decide which was more representative…certainly the Norman Rockwell painting isn’t; so I didn’t include it.)

Real meaning?

I recently read an article from my Alma mater on the “Real Meaning of Thanksgiving”. What I didn’t know is that “since 1970, Native Americans… commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday.”  It is a “reminder of the genocide of millions of indigenous people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture.” This day of remembrance and spiritual connection protests the racism and oppression which the Native Americans continue to experience.  A similar gathering will take place in San Francisco, California, on Alcatraz Island.

This is because of the concept “described by scholars as settler colonialism”.

Ronald Trosper, professor of American Indian studies at the University of Arizona, presents a short quiz about Thanksgiving Day (three questions only). Although he cites the web site  GlobalSocietyTheory.com, that link doesn’t work. He says “Settler colonialism persists in the ongoing elimination of indigenous populations, and the assertion of state sovereignty and juridical control over their lands.” Although Thanksgiving is an US holiday, “…Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa also are examples of countries formed by settler colonialism.”

Criteria.

Everyone has a criteria for determining what Thanksgiving means to them. What is the value, merit, worth of that program.

Is is just a two day break from work? Is it just another holiday? Or is is about the food? For me, I look at the food and I am thankful. I have not gone hungry. Sometimes it is any food; sometimes it is only green food.

This year, I will be celebrating the holiday with my brother, his wife, his son, and his son’s girlfriend. We will feast of foods for which we are thankful. That does not include turkey.

I made a new pie for gathering. Dulce De Leche any one?

 

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Gentlemanly Masculinities: Visions of Family Reforms, Colonialism, and Gender in Taiwan under Japanese Rule

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:35pm
Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This lecture explores the formation of Taiwanese masculinities in the blurred boundaries of families and marriages under Japanese rule. Male Taiwanese elites played a vital role in discussing family issues in newspapers and professional journals in the 1920s through 1936. At the core of new visions of Taiwanese family and marriage was not only the woman question, but also the man question.

Speaker: Tadashi Ishikawa, PhD, Research Associate in Taiwan studies in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion. He received a doctorate from the Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

Co-sponsors: Center for Global Heath, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; and the Chiu Program for Taiwan Studies, School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by
contacting 541.737.8560 or buenon@oregonstate.edu

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:39pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes include:
     • Getting Started - Assessing your property and your site
     • What’s Going on in Your Woods? - Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
     • Taking Care of Your Woods - Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
     • Getting it Done - Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Women In Ag Conference

Small Farms Events - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:39pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 (all day event)

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference!

 

Whether you are on Facebook or face to face,

it matters how you connect with others.

  

"We Can Do It"

is the theme for the sixth annual Women in Agriculture Conference. This year's conference will be an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers.  The conference is a one-day event held simultaneously in 40 locations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. 

 

Featured Speakers

Both of our 2017 speakers, Alexis Taylor, Oregon Department of Ag Director, and Anne Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm owner, will inspire participants to strengthen their leadership skills, become leaders in their communities, become more involved with long-time farmers and guide and mentor new farmers.

 

Panel

Each event location will have a panel of local women farmers who will talk about their leadership roles, the challenges they have faced and how they have used a mentor to develop their skills.

 

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact. It will be a full day of learning and networking!

 

This conference is designed for all women farmers and anyone who works with women farmers.  If you have been farming for years, are a new and aspiring farmer, a banker, lender or anyone in the agricultural industry, this conference is for you!

 

Registrations fees are: $25 if you register between October 5 and November 5; $30 if you register between November 6 and November 17.  Your registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch and all the conference materials, along with a great bag to take everything home!

 

Limited scholarships are available for college and high school agriculture students, 4-H members and FFA members.  Visit our website for the application.

 

If you are an aspiring farmer and need financial assistance to attend this conference, please contact us directly at viebrock@wsu.edu.

 

For more information, find event locations or to register, visit WomenInAg.wsu.edu or contact me at WSU Extension. We hope to see you at one of our locations listed below!

 

2017 Locations

 

Washington: Bremerton, Chehalis, Colville, Coupeville, Des Moines, Elma, Everett, Goldendale, Mount Vernon, Nespelem, Olympia, Pasco, Port Angeles, Pullman, Raymond, Republic, Ritzville, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima

 

Idaho: Bonners Ferry, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, McCall, Salmon, Sandpoint and Twin Falls


Oregon: La Grande, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem and The Dalles

 

Montana: Broadus, Great Falls and Missoula

 

Alaska: Delta Junction, Fairbanks and Palmer

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CANCELLED - DCWFN - WSU Women Involved in Agriculture Conference

Small Farms Events - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:39pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Due to low enrollment, this conference has been cancelled.

The conference will be at Phoenix School of Roseburg, 3131 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470.  For more informatoin click here

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Agriculture & Commercial Pesticide and Empty Container Collection Event

Small Farms Events - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:39pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
There will be a Agriculture & Commercial Pesticide and Empty Container Collection Event at Valley Agronomics, 13007 Downs Road, in Mt. Angel from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (by appointment) on November 18, 2017.

Agricultural, commercial, forestry, and institutional wastepesticides from pesticide users in Marion, Clackamas andadjacent counties will be accepted. Chemicals not included inpesticide products (e.g., fertilizers) will NOT be accepted

While the COST = FREE, you must complete an application form. More information and links to the application are available at the link.

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/Pesticide_Collection_Event_brochure_Mt._Angel_November_2017.pdf
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Good ideas.

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:24pm
Good ideas. Maybe.

Did I get good ideas? Maybe.

I recently returned (Saturday,November 11, 2017, late) from the 2017 annual American Evaluation Association conference. This year the meeting was held in Washington, D. C.  (Thank you Lance Wyman, for this photo.) I realize that this is not the iconic view of D.C. that one imagines (like this: .) It was fall and it was mostly clear. I did get to the zoo as part of the conference.

As you know, I determine if a conference is good by seeing three long time friends, meeting three new people I want to see again, and getting three new ideas . This year was bitter sweet. Yes, I did see three long time friends (however, there were only 10). Used to be that I could not go across the lobby without seeing someone I knew well and wanted to see again. This year, many friends (both professional and personal) were not there–they had retired; they were frail and not traveling; they had died and I thought of my own mortality and realized that I had less time to take breaths, even those that take my breath away. I did not meet (although I did interact with young people) three new people I wanted to see again. I think I got only two good ideas–maybe three; hard to say.

Expanding horizons?

I had the good fortune to attend a professional development workshop on Social Network Analysis. For those of you who do not know (myself included) social network analysis (SNA) is “a method of analyzing and visualizing social structures, represented in a form of graphs”. It can result in a graph that looks like this:

(with the blue dots being the measures of centrality) or this (with the red person being key). Perhaps I can use this technique in my work.

Economic Evaluation.

I also had the good fortune to hear Henry (Hank) Levin talk on economic evaluation in education.

This is the cover of his new edition published this year.

This may be the last time I see him live and in color as he is older than I am (although he is not frail as many 80+ are). I grew up with him and his first edition called Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

and had the good fortune of hearing him talk about economic evaluation in education (although he didn’t call it that at the time). He (with Patrick McEwan) had a second edition published in 2001.

Levin spoke about the neglect of cost effectiveness. (Most resources will talk about cost-benefit analysis [or benefit-cost analysis]). While CE compares costs for similar effectiveness, BC puts a monetary cost to a monetary benefit, with outcomes measured in monetary values. I think there is more to evaluation than monetary value.

Principles-focused evaluation.

I also heard Michael Quinn Patton talk about principles-focused evaluation.

Michael served as the chair and discussant on a panel sponsored by the Systems TIG.  What a thought provoking session, not unlike the book. That it included one of the most “creative contemporary thinker about how best to advance evaluation practice” provided a bonus.  Just listening to the interplay was valuable.

Now having said all this, the question remains: Can I use these ideas in my work?

I’ll think about it. A lot.

My .

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Making Cities Healthy

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:35pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, PhD, is Co-founder and Director of the International Making Cities Livable Conferences, LLC, and Co-Founder & Executive Director of Child-Friendly Communities.

Suzanne's work concerns the social, cultural and psychological aspects of architecture, urban design and city-making, clarifying how the built environment affects social interaction, health and quality of everyday life.

Her studies encompass making cities livable for children, youth and the elderly; the relationship between physical health, social health, and the built environment; walkability, bikeability and transit; and balanced transportation planning to enhance health, social life, and community.

Through case studies of numerous European cities that have been implementing innovative approaches to land use planning, transportation planning, housing, architecture, urban space design and sustainability, she has identified strategies and successful solutions that contribute to creating livable cities.

Suzanne has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Royal Institute of British Architects, New York State Council on the Arts, Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, and the Graham Foundation for Fine Arts.

She has her BA degree from Bristol University, England, and a Masters and PhD in Human Aspects of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley.

She is co-author of 5 books that summarize this work and she has published numerous articles in professional journals. 

 

 

The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by the College Research Office; the Hallie Ford Center; the Center for Healthy Aging; 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 researchers to present and discuss current research topics 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.

We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte: “Ann Kosanovic-Brown (Bassoon) in recital” to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science! This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music-la-carte

Westside Pasture Calendar Training 2017

Small Farms Events - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:35pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017 (all day event)
Westside Pasture Calendar Training 2017
Funded in part by WSARE Professional Development Program A multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team was awarded a PDP grant from Western SARE to host a total of eight training events in western Oregon and Washington in 2017 – 2018 focused on training ag professionals. The team has developed and now published the Westside Pasture Calendar as a PNW Extension Bulletin through the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University. The Calendar summarizes key concepts for good decision making and pasture management concepts for westside pasture and livestock producers. Training ag professional is the best means to extend the information and bring the Calendar life. With today’s professional facing limited travel and low budgets, the team approached WSARE with the idea of bringing the training to key westside locations for intensive, 8 am until 5 pm training workshops. The training events will take place November 14 – 17 at Coquille, Roseburg, Rickeall and Tillamook, OR, respectively. Starting December 5 – 8 at Mount Vernon, Port Hadlock, Olympia and Vancouver, WA, respectively, will complete this opportunity for Pasture Calendar training. A very intensive training schedule has been developed for this one-day event. Training starts with an overview of westside pastures, Calendar overview, Calendar details 1 (macro view), Calendar details 2 (micro view), westside pasture grasses and legumes, westside soils and fertility, grazing management and animal performance, then wrapping up training with attendees participating in different westside pasture situations and challenges. Greenhouse grown seedlings of adapted grasses and legumes will be viewed during lunch and there will be multiple evaluations throughout the day. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day, including lunch, all at no cost to attendees. Trainees will be provided with a pasture stick, designed for westside pasture conditions and USB drives with the Calendar, presentations and other resources uploaded. To attend the Calendar training and to view the agenda, please visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Pasture Calendar Training” or visit the URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pasture- calendar-training- tickets-38046264401
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Exploring your property’s past: a trip back in time

Tree Topics - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 5:51pm

By Amy Grotta,  OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension – Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

Old basins found at the Matteson Forest probably belonged to a dairy farmer in the mid-20th century.

Ah, November. The wet and the darkness set in and we feel like turning on the teapot and bundling up. For woodland owners, winter lends an opportunity to catch up on indoor projects: accounting, taxes, and maybe updating or writing a management plan.

Another indoor activity that I guarantee will be more interesting than any of the above is researching and putting together a history of your woodland. It may mean digging through old family files or recording the memories of an elder relative, if your property has been in the family for a while. For those with a newer relationship to their land, it may mean a lot of online research. Either way, it can be a revealing and rewarding process; and by documenting what you learn you will gain a richer connection to  your woodland and ensure this history is not lost to future generations.

Not all woodland owners are history buffs, but fortunately Pat Wheeler, a Benton County Master Woodland Manager, is one of them. After painstakingly researching the history of her own property, she not only shared many of the online resources she used with her Extension agent, but also volunteered (or was arm-twisted?) to write up a history of the Cameron Tract (an OSU Research Forest in Benton County).

Once I learned about Pat’s efforts, I became very intrigued and immediately saw an opportunity to put together a similar document for the Matteson Forest. The donor, Marion Matteson, bequeathed the property to OSU in the his will, and we never had an opportunity to meet him or learn much about his relationship to the property (he had no children). We obtained some information about recent management activity from a distant cousin, and we knew from old aerial photographs and some remnants of foundations and machinery that there had once been a couple of homesteads on the property. But that was about it.

So, armed with Pat’s resource list, I set to work. And soon I was in far deeper than I anticipated. It turns out that the Matteson ancestors came over on the Oregon Trail, and were among the first white settlers in the Gaston area, so there was a lot of history to discover. I found myself examining census records from the 1860’s, cemetery inventories, and land patent records, all available online.  I checked out a book about the history of Gaston from my library, and even made a trip to the Pacific University historical archives to look at the proceedings of a 1973 symposium related to the construction of Scoggins Dam.

Eventually I was able to piece together as much as I could into a cohesive, semi-complete story, which I then sent to the distant cousin for fact checking. I learned that what is now the Matteson Forest had been parts of three separate land claims dating to the 1870’s. Over the next century these ownerships changed hands many times, from homesteaders and land speculators, to bank foreclosure during the Depression, to loggers and small farmers.

1909 ownership map of the Matteson Forest vicinity. Source: www.historicmapworks.com

Meanwhile the Mattesons who had come on the Oregon Trail staked claims elsewhere in the area, including where the town of Gaston is now situated. Eventually one branch of the family, Marion Matteson’s grandparents, operated a dairy farm on the Scoggins Valley flats. When the Scoggins Dam was built and farmers were bought out to make way for the reservoir, Marion Matteson and his brother started buying property upslope (including the current Matteson Forest) and transitioned from dairy to timber.

The history of the Matteson Tract will be included in the management plan for the property, which is currently in development. Having knowledge of the property’s past gives me and others involved with managing the Matteson Tract a new lens with which to view the land and frame our management decisions. We can deduce, for example, that the oldest timber stands on the property are second-growth, having regenerated naturally after early owners cleared the merchantable timber. These areas may have subsequently seen light use by the early homesteaders, perhaps for livestock ranging and firewood. On the other hand, the areas now occupied by medium-aged Douglas-fir plantations had been in pasture for decades. A rambling apple tree in a small clearing dates back to the earliest known homestead on the property, and may be 100 years old.

I admit I spent far too many hours developing this property history – once you’ve gone down the rabbit trail, it’s hard to pull yourself back out. But I consider it time well spent. On a personal note, I have been facing some serious health issues and this was the perfect project to distract me from reality for a while.  Perhaps you or another member of your woodland family are also in need of a distraction this winter. If so, I encourage you to dig into your own property history and record it for others in the future. You can find our resource list for getting started, along with the Cameron and Matteson Tract examples, on the Oregon Forest Management Planning website.

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Food Science Camp 2013 and Erik Fooladi

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:44pm

We participate in the Oregon State U Food Science Camp for middle school students.

Part of the STEM [science technology engineering math] Academies@OSU Camps.

We teach about bread fermentations, yeast converting sugars to CO2 and ethanol, lactobacillus converting sugar to lactic and acetic acids, how the gluten in wheat can form films to trap the gas and  allow the dough to rise. On the way we teach about flour composition, bread ingredients and their chemical functionalities, hydration, the relationships between enzymes and substrates [amylases on starch to produce maltose for the fermentation organisms]; gluten development, the gas laws and CO2′s declining solubility in the aqueous phase during baking which expands the gas bubbles and leads to the oven spring at the beginning of baking; and the effect of pH on Maillard browning using soft pretzels that they get to shape themselves..

All this is illustrated by hands on [in] activities: they experience the hydration and the increasing cohesiveness of the dough as they mix it with their own hands, they see their own hand mixed dough taken through to well-risen bread. They get to experience dough/gluten development in a different context with the pasta extruder, and more and more.

A great way to introduce kids to the relevance of science to their day to day lives: in our case chemistry physics biochemistry and biology in cereal food processing.

We were also fortunate to have Erik Fooladi from Volda University College in Norway to observe the fun: http://www.fooducation.org/

If you have not read his blog and you like what we do here: you should!

 

endless pasta

 

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Good Cheese, Bad Cheese

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:25pm

pH, colloidal calcium phosphate, aging, proteolysis, emulsification or its loss and their interactions lead to optimum melting qualities for cheeses. A module in this year’s food systems chemistry class.

This module was informed by this beautiful article “The beauty of milk at high magnification“ by Miloslav Kalab, which is available on the Royal Microscopical Society website.

http://www.rms.org.uk/Resources/Royal%20Microscopical%20Society/infocus/Images/TheBeautyOfMilk.pdf

Of course accompanied by real sourdough wholegrain bread baked in out own research bakery.

Inspired by…

“The Science of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

by: Jennifer Kimmel

in: The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Edited by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van der Linden

 

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February 2011- Nutrition Education Volunteers taking “vacation”

Family Food Educators of Central Oregon - Tue, 02/01/2011 - 8:24am

I’m back from maternity leave and getting resettled into some new responsibilities.  We had a staff member leave us, so Glenda and I are having to pick up the work load until we find someone new, or our responsibilites change.  Being a new mom is lots of work too, so I’ve gone part time (24 hours aweek) but am still trying to get everything done… that being said, we’ve decided to put our nutrition education volunteering on hold, until I have a managable workload.

We look forward to being able to start things back up in the summer or fall of 2011.  Thanks so much and since a few of you have been asking, here’s a photo of our boy.  He is 5 months old today!

Bundled out in the cold!

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