Zebs Wish Equine Sanctuary is offering approximately 20 yards of lovely horse compost

We use no pesticides on the sanctuary and try to keep hay out of our compost pile to reduce any chance for surplus weed seeds so our compost is quite lovely. We also amend it with kitchen veggie scraps. It is turned several times a year to keep it beautiful.

We have been growing our pile since July and are in need of finding a good home for it as we begin construction on a beautiful O2 Compost System (Oxygen assisted hyper compost system). This will allow us to preserve our soils and produce great garden compost in 1/4 the time it takes by just creating a pile.

We are happy to get the compost delivered to you there (free to you) and think that it might be a great amendment for your new big community garden plot or for a giveaway for others who might desire some great quality and free compost for their gardens.

All my best,

Suzi Cloutier

Backyard Wildlife Program

DIrector- Zebs Wish Equine Sanctuary

Suzi.C…@gmail.com

503-341-1102

Volunteer Opportunity with Sauvie Island Center

Feb 6
VOLUNTEER FARM EDUCATORS WANTED! JOIN US IN EDUCATING LOCAL YOUTH ABOUT FOOD, FARMING, AND THE LAND!

Do you enjoy gardening and interacting with children? If so, consider volunteering with Sauvie Island Center.

Volunteers lead small groups of elementary school students through hands-on, farm-based lessons.

A trip to Sauvie Island Center is a rich and unique opportunity for Portland youth to visit and explore Sauvie Island Organics Farm

and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park, managed by Metro.

Volunteer Farm Educators are essential to the success of our program!

Our trained educators are asked to commit to leading a minimum of 5 field trips during the season.

SPRING 2015 field trips will begin Tuesday, April 7 and run through Friday, June 12.

Each trip is approximately a 5-hour volunteer day from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

By joining our farm educator team, you will gain experience in place-based, hands-on environmental education.

New Volunteer Training: Thursday, April 2, 9:30am – 4:30pm (Lunch provided)

All Volunteer Enrichment: Friday, April 3, 9:30am – 1:30pm (Snacks provided)

Location: Howell Territorial Park on Sauvie Island

To Apply:

Please complete the volunteer application form found on our website: http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/

For more information, email or call Shawna Hartung, Education Program Manager:

sha…@sauvieislandcenter.org

503-341-8627

47th Ave Farm is hiring

We’re Hiring!! Check out our website for Harvest Manager and Farm Crew jobs. There are opportunities available at Luscher Farm, near Portland and at our Grand Island Farm near Dayton. Applications are due Feb 13th, 2015. If you are motivated, love farming and want to work for one of the most experienced CSA farms in the area, then check us out!

http://www.47thavefarm.com/jobs-at-the-farm/

OSU Extension talk on Mason Bees at the Forest Grove Library in October!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 PM
FOREST GROVE CITY LIBRARY
Forest Grove City Library 2114 Pacific Avenue Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-3247
Mason Bees are one of the primary pollinators in our area. Join an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener as they share more about the lives of
these amazing creatures and how we can encourage them in our gardens!

 

Full flyer is here:  Mason Bees