“Tapped”, Who owns the water we drink? September 17,2015

                                           COMING TO YOUR USUAL “THEATER NEAR YOU!”  
                         FOREST GROVE GRANGE and DAIRY CREEK COMMUNITY FOOD WEB sponsor 

                         “TAPPED” – WHO OWNS THE WATER WE DRINK? 

                           SEPTEMBER 17, 2015, 7:30 PM, FG GRANGE, 1917 “B” STREET


Save the date, September 19 th!



 Who is 14 feet tall, can hold more than 6 adults in her mouth, and is migrating up I-5 to attend our 60th birthday party and 10th Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ? Claudia Chinook, of course! Be sure to save September 19 to celebrate with Claudia and the District. With fun for the whole family, the day will go just swimmingly! Details to come this summer.

The 2015 Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ will be held on the third Saturday of September (9/19/2015).

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District has been serving Washington County since 1955. Although we had a name change along the way, we have continuously provided conservation technical assistance and education to landowners for 60 years!

This year, we dedicate our 10th Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ to celebrating this exciting anniversary. What better way than to return to the scene of our very first Conservation Tour and BBQ in 2005?

As usual, the tour will highlight conservation in action. By returning to Lyle’s place, at 3150 NW Thatcher Road in Forest Grove, we can check in on how our projects are doing and share our successes there. New to the BBQ? You can expect to see how his streamside restoration project works, as well as learn how he has worked on water quality, wildlife habitat, soil health, and erosion with both the District and NRCS.

In the celebratory spirit of our diamond anniversary, we are spicing things up a bit. While planning is still underway, we can share a few details to entice you to call Judy at 503-648-3174 extension 117 (RSVP appreciated, not required):

A tasty catered lunch from Reedville Catering able to serve 150 people.

Our honorary guest, Claudia Chinook! Weighing in at over 2,800 pounds and 14 feet tall, you may have seen Claudia trucking it through the 4th of July parade in Hillsboro.

Many local agencies and community groups will join us, adding to the festive mood.

We plan to offer some fun and educational activities for the whole family, including make-your-own fish print or wildlife track t-shirts.

We have other secrets up our sleeves, but cannot divulge them yet.

Be sure to join us Sep 19th for more surprises!

Questions? Contact Judy Marsh, Office Coordinator, at 503-648-3174 x117

Homestead Harvest Sunday September 13th 10:00-3:00 pm


This Sunday Design Your Garden For Year-Round Food Harvest.
Suburban/Urban Homestead: Being Your Own Food Source

Plan your garden or larger area to grow and harvest high-quality foods for your family or neighborhood. Harry MacCormack of Sunbow Farm offers valuable advice in this hands-on workshop. Bring a map of your yard or larger property – leave with a plan for year-round harvest and food storage.

Sunday, September 13th, 10 am to 3:00 pm


Farm sourced vegetarian lunch and beverages included.

See full class description.

Contact Charlene at 503.357.4992 or email her for more information and to register for class.

Classes on traditional crafts, painting, and important farming and gardening topics will be held this Fall.

Check out our complete list of upcoming classes. 

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Contact Charlene via email or at 503.357.4992 for information

or to sign up for a class. We look forward to hearing from you! 


DCCFW in partnership  with Adelante Mujeres/Forest Grove Farmers Market is seeking a location for the Winter Markets in 2015

We are currently seeking leads for a location in the Forest Grove  area to hold the 2015 Winter Market . 

The following requested location  items include the following: 

 Low-cost rent, to no rent for 4 Sundays in Nov. and Dec.Space for 35 vendors/booths at 10×10 spaces, plus seating and music area (4,000 – 5,000 square ft??? I don’t know how to figure that out in sq ft?)

Space for 2-3 hot food vendors to be placed outside in parking area.

Access to lights & electricity (heat would be a bonus).

Access to restrooms and/or space for 2 port-a-porties

Ample Parking

Visibility – close to downtown core and/or main traffic ways in Forest Grove

Added bonus would be to store tables, chairs, and other equipment between events, but we could haul things back and forth as well.

Ability to hang banners on outside of building for promotions.

Ability to access building before hand for set-up and clean-up.

Would need to access building space from 9:00AM to 7:00PM each of the event days (Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec.6, Dec. 20)

If you have any leads please contact Robin Lindsley at : lindsley@frontier.com

Or leave a message on the DCCFW phone : 971-713-5679


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