Education & Research Spotlights
Organic Land Care Accreditation Training program is launched by Oregon Tilth. The accreditation training is intended to offer tools and market opportunities for landscape professionals to work under organic principles.
Organic Seed Alliance supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed.
Oregon Tilth launched the Transitioning Farmer Network to help growers shift to organic production. Space still available!
AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation.
Register for the OLC Accreditation Training in November! Thurston County, in cooperation with Oregon Tilth is offering a five-day training for landscape professionals focusing on organic practices including soil biology, Integrated Pest Management, organic weed management, marketing organic land care, stormwater management, toxics and pollution reduction, tree care and more.
The new informative website offers a wide range of informational resources, including basic facts about organic, tips on using organic around the house, and organic recipe ideas. The site also features the latest in organic news.
This OMRI listed, organically approved soil amendment is a crucial part of our soil fertility management, and the plants thrive!
With plenty of warm smiles, quality goods, and good quality advice, Naomi's Farm supply feeds our soil, our curiosity, and our love of friendly local business.
It has evolved into a summer celebration. A gathering that reinforces the connection between the farm and the food on your plate. Farm & Plate, well that's not very catchy. How about Plate & Pitchfork?
Shawn's images have become a stanchion of visual enhancement for our garden-based programs - from web development, to outreach materials, to slide shows, her collection is one that we return to again and again for inspiration.
Keynote: Greenhorns & Grayhorns The recently published book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmer Movement, includes nine “dispatches” from Oregon farmers and ranchers. These authors represent the growing youth movement in Oregon agriculture. The keynote session for the conference features four of the Oregon authors and greenhorn farmers representing different regions of the state: Sarahlee Lawrence, Rainshadow Organics, Terrebonne; Josh Volk, Slow Hand Farm, Portland; Cory Carmen, Carman Ranch, Wallowa; Teresa Retzlaff, 46 North Farm, Olney. Moderating the panel is well-known organic seed grower and inveterate grayhorn, Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed, Philomath. The session will include readings, lessons learned, wisdom and more than a few laughs.
Organicology - Join a full spectrum of participants in the organic foods trade for 3 days of perspective enhancement, skill development, inspiration and celebration.
The Oregon State University Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education.
Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center, offers trainings, internships, field trips, and volunteer opportunities to students of all ages.
Zenger is a working urban farm that provides land to a year round Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Each year, during our enchanted volunteer evenings, the Plate and Pitchfork team provides Oregon Tilth the opportunity to host a fundraiser raffle and silent auction.
Plate and Pitchfork is a Portland-based organization committed to offering its patrons a series of adventurous and informative dinners hosted on local farms every summer.
The Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association that represents North American organic food companies. We support our members in implementing innovative sustainable business practices across the supply chain, from farm to retail.
The wealth of diversity in our garden is largely attributed to generous seed donations from some of our favorite seed companies.