Food Chain$ free film screening Tues March 31st 7pm @ Pacific University

Join us at 7pm on Tuesday March 31st to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day and Farmworker Awareness Week with this free viewing of Food Chains!

From the Food Chains website: “In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.”

Sponsored by Adelante Mujeres, the Pacific University Spanish Department, and SEA Club.

​You can view the event on Facebook

Job Opening: Montavilla Farmers Market

Montavilla Farmers Market is now hiring for a Market Assistant. The position is responsible for the onsite infrastructure of the market and for coordinating volunteer help for the market. Work begins on or after May 15, 2015 and goes through November 30, 2015. The MA is required to attend every Sunday market from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm and should be professional, pleasant, and prepared for the market – rain or shine! As a part-time employee of the market, the position will be paid $10.50 per hour.

Please see a full job description at Applications will be accepted through March 29th, 2015.

Living Soils Class at Nana Cardoon instructor Harry MacCormack cost $50 March 14th

Harry’s grasp of the complexities of these topics were first unveiled in his classic book The Transition Document: Toward a Biologically Resilient Agriculture (4th edition (2010) which contains several chapters relevant to this workshop.

This workshop covers in 4 hours what it takes sometimes days to cover in other Soil Food Web oriented workshops. The material is essential to understanding how and why the dominant NPK paradigm and synthetic chemical practices work against a durable agricultural future. The microherd is our ally as we move away from inexpensive petroleum inputs. Cutting edge information is unique and guides informed organic and biodynamic practices. Soil tests showing the success of these techniques will be shared. Harry continues to promote what is still considered too controversial by those who embrace the conventional, even as that thinking is practiced in much of organic agriculture.

Vegetarian lunch and beverages are homemade from farm ingredients as the season allows and are included in the price of your reservation.
contact Charlene Murdock for more information 503-357-4992

class 10:00am – 3:00pm

Grow It Classes Start Feb. 25th

This is the line up for the Grow It! 2015 series of gardening classes in the Rogers Room at the Forest Grove public library. Please note that the first one is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 25:

Wednesday, 2/25, 6:30-8 pm, Starting Seeds Indoors
Tuesday, 3/17, 6:30-8 pm, Improving Your Soil
Tuesday, 4/21, 6:30-8 pm, Container Gardening
Wednesday, 5/27, 6:30-8 pm, Growing Herbs

The classes are taught by Master Gardeners, are free of cost, and open to the public. We hope to see you there and please bring a friend! Seeds will be available to share.

Webcast viewing at Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park Branch March 7th

Hillsboro Food Co-op and the City of Hillsboro are hosting a TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” viewing party at the Shute Park library. We will be streaming the event live on Saturday, March 7th from 10:30am to 3pm. More than ten TEDx speakers will discuss local food, health, hunger in America, food waste, among other topics over the course of 2 sessions.

Between sessions, we can mingle and talk about the ideas presented – or walk through Shute Park or find a place to grab some food in downtown Hillsboro. We are growing our food community folks! If you love food and are interested in a healthy food system, please join us.

Seating is limited – registration is encouraged (and will help us prepare), but not required. You are welcome to drop in and out according to the topics that are of interest to you. For a schedule of speakers, visit the TEDxManhattan site


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Seed 2 Supper – Beginning gardening classes

Seed 2 Supper
Beginning gardening classes
Saturdays in April 4,11,18, 25
Forest Grove Senior/Community Center
2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Seed to Supper is a comprehensive beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Sponsored by the Dairy Creek Community Food Web, Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and OSU Extension Service

For registration please contact

Soil School

Soil School 2015 will be a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The event is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Oregon Tilth, OSU Small Farms Program and OSU Master Gardeners.

Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition, as well as using beneficial insects and how to improve your soil through cover crops. Other topics will include organic weed control, control of slugs and snails, efficient irrigation and lawn replacement with low-maintenance native ground covers and grasses.

Soil School will take place from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the PCC Rock Creek Event Center (17705 NW Springville Road, Portland). Cost is $30 per person, or $50 for two people, and includes breakfast snacks and lunch.

Register online at For more information, call 503-238-4775, ext. 105 or email


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