Hands on workshop on how to assemble a high tunnel with Able Farms and OBC Northwest

May 9th from 9 am until 3 pm

Hands on workshop on how to assemble a high tunnel with Able Farms and OBC Northwest Representatives. Learn about high tunnels types, construction, and various purposes. Bring a dish to share, water, and a wireless drill if you have one.

Please RSVP to ablefarms@gmail.com and dress appropriately. Directions will be given once you RSVP. An Able Farms coffee blend will be provided by Trailhead Coffee Roasters, so bring your mugs. Lunch is at noon!

Third Thursday DCCFW Food Film Festival, April 16, 7:30 pm, Botany of Desire

The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will show Botany of Desire, based on Michael Pollan’s best selling book. The film explores the natural history and cultivation of four plants: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. It holds fascinating stories of apple seed diversity and hard cider,how the tulip created a wild economic bubble in Holland, behind the scenes of medical marijuana, and scary GM potatoes. Please spread the word, join us, and bring a friend!
Location: Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B St.

Mon April 13 + 20 – Soil Health Workshops for Agriculture, Wash. County

Soil Health Workshops for Agriculture, Washington County
Fact: One inch of good quality topsoil takes 500 years to produce. Join us to learn more about how to improve our most valuable resource – the soil beneath our feet! Each workshop will include presentations on what soil health is and how to improve it, as well as hands-on demos in the field. You will take home a free textbook on soil health and enjoy a free lunch, provided by our sponsors Recology Inc. and Soil Test Consultants. The workshops are free, but registration is required.  Register online at: http://www.swcd.net/soil-health-workshop

Monday April 13th 9am-1pm Behrman Farm, 32755 SW Johnson School Rd, Cornelius Agricultural Soil Health Workshops Focus on Larger Farms,Conventional Systems, and Perennial Crops with Cory Owens, NRCS State Soil Health Coordinator

Monday April 20th 9am-1pm Swallowtail School & Farm, 332 NE 6th  Avenue, Hillsboro Focus on Small Farms, Organic Operations and Annual Crops with Nick Andrews, OSU Extension Small Farms Program

You can also email or call Jen: 503-648-3174 x121 tualatinswcd@gmail.com
If you are a Washington County resident, we would like your feedback on natural resource concerns. Please take a moment before April 16, 2015, to take our online survey:


We also appreciate your help sharing this survey link with other Washington County residents. Thank-you!
Jen Nelson
Outreach,Volunteer and Education (OVE) Program Manager
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
1080 SW Baseline Suite B-2
Hillsboro, Oregon  97123
503-648-3174 x 121
Cell 423-298-6986
Facebook /tualatinswcd
Twitter @tswcd
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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 https://www.facebook.com/events/622610584542778/


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

http://www.montavillamarket.org/about/jobs/. 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   charlene@nanacardoon.com

class 10:00am – 3:00pm


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