Growing Dryland Vegetables- Lecture Series*
5540 Southeast Kellogg Creek Drive
Learn about strategies for growing select summer vegetable crops without supplemental irrigation in our maritime climate. Hear about results from Oregon State University Dry Farming Project field trials, and how you can get involved with the Dry Farming Collaborative.
As an Assistant Professor Amy researches and teaches ways to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of our food production systems. Amy has over 20 years of experience in the horticulture industry ranging from landscape design, installation and maintenance to organic farming. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from Purdue University and a M.S in horticulture, studying ‘nitrogen management with cover crops in organic broccoli production systems’. She has managed a diverse three-acre farm which provides farm fresh produce, meat and eggs for a local inn and Farmer’s Market.
Drought mitigation tools and strategies for growing with little or no irrigation have become a focus in Amy’s work over the past several years. The Dry Farming Project she is leading will be expanding to include several Dry Farming Demonstration (http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dry-farming-demonstration) sites in Oregon, a series of workshops called Growing Resilience: Water Management, and participatory dry farming research with the Dry Farming Collaborative (http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dry-farm/dry-farming-collaborative).
*MG Education Credit