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BACKYARD POULTRY (Corvallis, OR, from Apr 07, 2013 10:00 AM to Apr 07, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructors: Steve Rose and Olaf Sweetman Steve has a long history of raising chickens, geese, and other animals as part of an integrated small farm. Olaf has brought ducks back to Sunbow and has successfully raised them from day olds to producing egg layers.
Organic Gardening 101 (Luscher Farm, from Apr 06, 2013 10:00 AM to Apr 06, 2013 11:30 AM)
Learn about soil, plants, compost, beneficial insects, and how your garden can become a living, thriving ecosystem.
Practical Soil Biology (Online, from Apr 04, 2013 09:00 AM to Apr 04, 2013 10:00 AM)
This webinar will teach the practical applications of soil biology and managing this resource. Its a perfect class for those new to soil biology or as a review for using these practices. Soil testing will be covered. $50.
Complete Organic Gardening Course (Corvallis, OR, from Apr 03, 2013 12:00 AM to Apr 27, 2013 12:00 AM)
A month long in-depth gardening program. Learn all you need to grow your own food!
Farm Equipment with Josh Volk (Oregon City, OR, from Apr 02, 2013 01:00 PM to Jun 10, 2013 05:00 PM)
Josh Volk, Slow Hand Farms, will be teaching Farm Equipment at CCC Hort Dept. Students will learn effective on-farm use of hand & power tools through study of historical, traditional, and modern small-farm crop planting, cultivation, & harvest tools.
Organic Systems Research at the University of Nebraska (online, from Mar 26, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 26, 2013 12:00 PM)
This webinar will present an overview of research being conducted at the University of Nebraska on organic farming, and will include 10-minute summaries by researchers of projects that emphasize production issues, grain quality, and agrosystem impacts.
Mushroom Cultivation Design Course w/ Fungi For the People (Dexter, OR, from Mar 25, 2013 09:00 AM to Mar 29, 2013 06:30 PM)
A unique opportunity the learn the practices of Mushroom Cultivation in a forest community homestead, and from a team of experienced cultivators. This is a Hands-On course focusing on ecologically and regionally appropriate mushroom growing.
BEAN, GRAIN & EDIBLE SEEDS: Homestead Scale (from Mar 24, 2013 10:00 AM to Mar 24, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructor: Harry MacCormack Harry has been working with grains, beans, and seeds on a homestead scale for 40 years. During the past 7 years the research plots at Sunbow Farm have been a large part of the drive to create the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. Some of the plot plantings have included black, pinto, soy, lentil, red and garbanzo beans, over-wintering peas, 3 rye varieties, 2 triticale varieties, 4 wheat varieties, 2 varieties of quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and sunflower and will all be demonstrated during this workshop.
CSA Farmer's Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments (Online, from Mar 21, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 21, 2013 12:00 PM)
Oregon Tilth Board Meeting (Online, from Mar 19, 2013 05:00 PM to Mar 19, 2013 07:00 PM)
Research Update on Non-antibiotic Control of Fire Blight (Online, from Mar 19, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 19, 2013 12:00 PM)
2013 Family Farm & Ranch Day (Salem, OR, from Mar 18, 2013 09:30 AM to Mar 18, 2013 12:30 PM)
Family Farm & Ranch Rally day brings producers and eaters from across the state to Salem for a full day of citizen lobbying training, meetings with legislators and a rally on the capitol steps. We even set up a Farmers Market in the capitol galleria! All of this is to build support for sustainable, family agriculture for current and future generations. Citizens lobby legislators on specific legislation and talk to them about barriers and opportunities for agriculture and food production.
NOP Update Webinar (Online, from Mar 13, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 13, 2013 12:00 PM)
Join eOrganic for a webinar by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the USDA National Organic Program. In this webinar, he will provide an update about National Organic Program (NOP) priorities and key projects. The content will focus on updates of interest to organic producers, handlers, and certifiers. The webinar will take place on March 13, 2013 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). It's free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.
National Organic Program (NOP) Update (onl, from Mar 13, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 13, 2013 12:00 PM)
by Miles McEvoy, NOP. In this webinar, he will provide an update about National Organic Program (NOP) priorities and key projects. The content will focus on updates of interest to organic producers, handlers, and certifiers.
Growing Farms (Corvallis, OR, from Mar 12, 2013 04:30 PM to Apr 23, 2013 09:00 PM)
Growing Farms is designed for beginning farmer in their first 5-years of business. Come and learn how to navigate the biological, financial and human aspects of specialty crop farming while getting to know the local small farm community.
NRCS Conservation Practices, Organic Management and Soil Health (online, from Mar 11, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 11, 2013 12:00 PM)
Dr. Susan Andrews will provide an overview of NRCS' Soil Health Initiative and then present the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis to explain why organic practices can be part of this effort. Drs. Michelle Wander and Carmen Ugarte will review the NRCS enrollment tool for the Conservation Stewardship Program and discuss how well organic practices perform when evaluated by this tool.
SURBURBAN/URBAN HOMESTEAD: BEING YOUR FOOD SOURCE (from Mar 10, 2013 10:00 AM to Mar 10, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructor: Harry MacCormack Harry's work with Ten Rivers Food Web helping individuals and groups use lawns and neighborhoods to create an organized food source prompts this class. Harry has consulted with many who have transitioned yards to food sheds. He will also lay out some principles for organizing a food community within neighborhoods.
Occupy Science: Support Critical Organic Research (Anaheim, CA, from Mar 08, 2013 07:00 PM to Mar 08, 2013 10:00 PM)
This year's program will feature an inspiring presentation by the Organic Trade Association's CEO/Executive Director Christine Bushway, our favorite MC Sara Snow, and the introduction of The Organic Center's new Director of Science.
Natural Products Expo West (Anaheim, CA, from Mar 07, 2013 10:00 AM to Mar 10, 2013 04:00 PM)
Natural Products Expo West is the world's largest and premier tradeshow for the natural, organic and healthy products industry. Since 1981, Natural Products Expo West has been the leading independent voice and industry event. In 2012, Natural Products Expo West hosted over 60,000 industry members and over 3,000 exhibits showcasing products in the categories of natural and specialty foods, organic, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products. Nowhere else can you get your products in front of so many buyers within the natural and organic products industry. View further information below and join us in 2013!
Pemacultural talk with Tom Ward (Portland, OR, from Mar 07, 2013 07:00 AM to Mar 07, 2013 10:00 AM)
Tom Ward/Hazel, long time permaculturalist and visionary is coming to Portland! Presenting on 'Land conservation and Permaculture connect in Social Forestry.'
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