Soil School April 16,2016

Soil School 2016!Soil School 2016 will be a day packed full of information for small acreage farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The health of your soil determines the health of everything growing in it—the food you eat and the crops you produce.  

When: Saturday, April 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Check-in from 8:00-8:30 a.m.)

Where: PCC Rock Creek Event Center, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland

Cost: $30 per person or $50 for two people (Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided)

Register: https://wmswcd.org/soil-school-2016-registration/

Attendees will learn about soil structure, composition and test analysis. Sessions also include planting for pollinators, stormwater management, cover crops, irrigation, organic weed control, landscaping with native plants, composting, invasive weeds, and lawn replacement methods. Finally, we’ll have a session on slugs and snails, which ones you want to get rid of and the most effective way to control them. 

Speakers/panelists to date include:

James “Dr. Soil” Cassidy, Oregon State University soil scientist

Dean Moberg, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Weston Miller, OSU Extension Community & Urban Horticulturist

Kim Galland, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Mary Logalbo, West Multnomah SWCD Urban Conservationist

Kammy Kern-Korot, West Multnomah SWCD Senior Conservationist

Clair Klock, Clackamas SWCD, Senior Resource Conservationist

Claudia Groth, “The Slug Lady” and OSU Master Gardener

Soil School 2016 is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and OSU Extension.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. 

For more information in Washington County, please call Jennifer Nelson, Tualatin SWCD at 503/648-3174 x121 or email tualatinswcd@gmail.com.

Jen Nelson Sneed

Outreach,Volunteer and Education (OVE) Program Manager

“There are no lost causes, only causes that have not been won.” – Norman Thomas

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

1080 SW Baseline Suite B-2

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-648-3174 x 121

Cell 423-298-6986

http://www.swcd.net

Facebook /tualatinswcd

Twitter @tswcd

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Soul School 2016!

Soil School 2016!

Soil School 2016 will be a day packed full of information for small acreage farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The health of your soil determines the health of everything growing in it—the food you eat and the crops you produce.  

When: Saturday, April 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Check-in from 8:00-8:30 a.m.)

Where: PCC Rock Creek Event Center, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland

Cost: $30 per person or $50 for two people (Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided)

Register: https://wmswcd.org/soil-school-2016-registration/

Attendees will learn about soil structure, composition and test analysis. Sessions also include planting for pollinators, stormwater management, cover crops, irrigation, organic weed control, landscaping with native plants, composting, invasive weeds, and lawn replacement methods. Finally, we’ll have a session on slugs and snails, which ones you want to get rid of and the most effective way to control them. 

Speakers/panelists to date include:

James “Dr. Soil” Cassidy, Oregon State University soil scientist

Dean Moberg, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Weston Miller, OSU Extension Community & Urban Horticulturist

Kim Galland, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Mary Logalbo, West Multnomah SWCD Urban Conservationist

Kammy Kern-Korot, West Multnomah SWCD Senior Conservationist

Clair Klock, Clackamas SWCD, Senior Resource Conservationist

Claudia Groth, “The Slug Lady” and OSU Master Gardener

Soil School 2016 is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and OSU Extension.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. 

For more information in Washington County, please call Jennifer Nelson, Tualatin SWCD at 503/648-3174 x121 or email tualatinswcd@gmail.com.

Jen Nelson Sneed

Outreach,Volunteer and Education (OVE) Program Manager

“There are no lost causes, only causes that have not been won.” – Norman Thomas

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

1080 SW Baseline Suite B-2

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-648-3174 x 121

Cell 423-298-6986

http://www.swcd.net

Facebook /tualatinswcd

Twitter @tswcd

Google +SwcdNet

   

Dry Land Farming evening at InFARMation 01/12/2016

Portland InFARMation (and Beer!) is every second Tuesday of the month at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison). Doors open at 5:30, Presentation begins at 6:30. 

Dryland Farming

Tuesday, January 12th 5:30-8:30

Oregon summers are becoming hotter and drier. Water rights are difficult to come by, and wells run dry.

As a result, farmers are returning to the age-old method of growing food without additional irrigation. Not only are producers dabbling in dryland farming, but consumers are learning the benefits through the instensified flavors that dry-farmed crops flaunt. 

Our panel for Tuesday, January 12th includes:

Amy Garrett- Instructor for the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program serving Benton, Linn, and Polk counties. 

Jeff Fairchild- Produce buyer for New Seasons Market. 

Anne Berblinger- farmer and co-owner of Gales Meadow Farm. 

Join the Conversation and Bring Your Friends & Family! 

When: Next Tuesday, January 12th, and the second Tuesday of every month

What Time: Doors open at 5:30 for mixing and mingling, Presentation begins at 6:30

Where: Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland

Cost: FREE, open to the public and all ages

The topic changes each month but the focus is always on food, farming, policy and the connections in between. Read more about InFARMation and see upcoming and previous topics here>>>

For questions or to suggest a topic please contact:

Erinn@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org

Cheers!

Dairy Creek Community Food Web Donation Ask

  • In 2015, Dairy Creek Community Food Web:
  • Hosted the monthly Third Thursday Food Films at the Forest Grove Grange for the fourth year
  • Partnered with the Forest Grove Library and OSU Master Gardeners to provide food gardening class series at the Forest Grove Library
  • Partnered with the Oregon Food Bank to host Seed to Super beginning gardener series
  • North Plains Farmers Market -a direct project of DCCFW- garnered national press from Salud America for the “Market Sprouts” children’s nutrition program 
  • Hosted the 3rd annual Farm Your Yard : Kitchen Garden Tour
  • Started a children’s community garden at Rose Grove Mobile Community
  • Partnered with the Forest Grove Grange to upgrade Thelma’s Community Kitchen
  • Participated in organizing the Forest Grove Gleaning Project and donated 243lbs of fruit and squash that went to local pantries from two initial harvesting sessions
  • Hosted a local Farmer Mixer , the first event in the Fields for Food Series
  • Donated a large collection of food and gardening books to the Forest Grove Library that are currently available for check out
  • Created a DCCFW lending library of gardening, farming and food -issue books and magazines
  • DCCFW replaced the lumber on ten raised bed gardens at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center
  • In collaboration wth the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission, DCCFW is developing school garden opportunities with the FG District nutrition-garden educators
  • Forest Grove Farmers Market First Wednesday’s – DCCFW in collaboration with Forest Grove Community Gardens, distributed free vegetable seeds and gardening information
  • Partnered with the Adelante Mujeres Forest Grove Farmers Market for our extended season winter market series at the Forest Grove Elks Lodge

With your help

We can build a stronger local food system and promote access to nourishing food from our local farmers,ranchers,bakers and fishers from our communities in Western Washington County.Please make a donation today by visiting our website or by mailing your check to PO Box37 Forest Grove , Oregon 97116

On behalf of our board of directors, our volunteers and those who benefit from our work, thank you for your generous support!

Dairy Creek Community Food Web is a tax deductible 501(c)3 non profit

                          Happy Holidays! 

   

  

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