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In honor of October being American Archives Month, Oregon State University's Valley Library will host on Oct. 17 a sampling of dishes made from recipes published mainly during World War I. The recipes were originally published by the Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU) Extension Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture largely for homemakers and youth clubs. The archives staff will prepare some of the dishes for the event, but they are also seeking volunteers to join in. Anyone interested in doing so can stop by the archives reference desk at the library and peruse a folder containing more than 300 recipes.
Community gardens in six Oregon counties have received grants totaling more than $20,000 to begin or improve efforts to grow produce for their neighborhoods.