Join the Food Film Fest folks for “Symphony of the Soil” next Thursday….

F102_SymphonyOfTheSoil_082912Join us at 7:30 pm on Thursday the 20th, at the Forest Grove Grange.

 

“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
- New York Times *Critics Pick

“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.”
- Washington Post

This screening is free, 7:30 pm on Thursday the 20th, at the Forest Grove Grange… See you there!

Please spread the word about this LOCAL CATTLE CLASS!

‘Cattle 101′ With Nita Wilton

Saturday, April 5, 2014

10am -3pm

Location: TorWynd Farm
21000 NE Cove Orchard Rd.
Yamhill, OR 97148

Learn about rotational grazing and intensive pasture management,
nutrition, fencing, breeds and conformation, the art and science of grass,
etc. Class will be held outside, and warm clothes and muck boots are suggested.
No dogs, please.

Cost: $60 in advance, $65 day of class (bring your lunch)
Coffee, tea and water provided

Class is located at TorWynd Farm, a 100-year old farmstead on 40 acres
in Yamhill, now in its 1st year as a beef cattle operation on reclaimed
pastures, located south of Forest Grove on Hwy 47. Limited overnight
accommodations are available, please inquire for information and directions.

About Nita Wilton, cattle mentor and instructor: “Our farm is a 180-acre, 1881 homestead located near the Columbia River Gorge. Our goal is to be as
self-sufficient as possible. We rotationally graze our beef cattle, and raise
most of our own food, use wood from our woodlot for heat, and maintain our own watershed, using a hydraulic rams for water delivery.”    Nita is available for private consultation. Follow Nita’s humorous and informative blog “Throwback at Trapper Creek” at http://matronofhusbandry.wordpress.com/.

Contacts:

For class reservations and inquiries: Farmclass@hotmail.com
For directions and accommodations: Dahe@TorWynd.com, 971.219.1344

F.E.A.S.T. is coming to Forest Grove again… in March!

FOOD. EDUCATION. AGRICULTURE. SOLUTIONS. TOGETHER. – F.E.A.S.T. is coming to Forest Grove again!

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 1:30 to 4:30  p.m. at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center,

co-sponsored by the Oregon Food Bank, Diary Creek Community Food Web and the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.

This community-wide event is free and includes snacks.

Come share your ideas, concerns and solutions about our local food systems.

Three years ago, in February 2011, almost one hundred people attended our first FEAST.  Since then,  the Dairy Creek Community Food Web has been working to bring together all the groups, agencies and individuals who are reporting their efforts regarding:

  • FEEDING HUNGRY PEOPLE,
  • SUPPORTING NEW FARMERS,
  • ESTABLISHING YEAR-ROUND FARM MARKETS AND COMMUNITY KITCHENS,
  • DEVELOPING SCHOOL GARDENS, NUTRITION EDUCATION & FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS,   AND
  • CREATING APPROPRIATE LAND USE POLICIES  FOR FEEDING ALL OF US.

We need your participation!  Free childcare –advance reservation required. Go to http://dccfeast.eventbrite.com and click on “contact the organizer”.

Click here to download the official flyer! F.E.A.S.T

Food Film Festival Next Thursday!

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Even if you are too busy, consider coming to celebrate our FOOD this season!

“We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden..”  Joni Mitchell

Co-sponsored by Dairy Creek Community Food Web and Forest Grove Grange

MY FATHER’S GARDEN
A FILM ABOUT THE PAST AND FUTURE OF GROWING FOOD

“OUTSPOKEN, PERSUASIVE AND POIGNANT”

Third Thursday Food Film Festival
at  Forest Grove Grange
1917  “B” Street

DECEMBER 19, 2013       7:30 pm

Free film, free popcorn, fine conversation!

“The environmental, social, and moral costs of modern agriculture are clearly explained in this deeply personal film…an engrossing documentary.”

Coming to Forest Grove… BIOCHAR!

A BIOCHAR WORKSHOP to help increase nutrition available through your soil to your crops and garden plants.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm, our presenter will be Jim Karnofski, owner and chemist from BioCharm Farm in Ilwaco, Washington.

 

“My soil talk is all about providing the ideal habitat for soil microbiology which is the only way to produce excellent quality of nutrient dense vegetables and feed. The proper care of soil fertility is the human answer to ideal health and wellness. I teach what I consider the fundamental basics of soil fertility with the use of custom mineral fertilizers and biochar.”

 

Please come, and invite your grower friends and colleagues to Jim’s presentation at St. Anthony’s House, 1660 Elm St, Forest Grove, 97116, from 3 to 5 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

{No-host dinner afterwards, location to be determined, previous notification needed by Monday, December 2, to: lindsley3@frontier.com}