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Scouting for Vegetable and Fruit Pests on Organic Farms (Online, from Apr 25, 2013 11:00 AM to Apr 25, 2013 12:00 PM)
Crop consultant, Doug O’Brien, and organic farmer, Helen Atthowe share their pest monitoring and decision making tips and shortcuts. Learn how to look for insect, disease, and crop quality problems on organic vegetable and fruit farms. They will also touch on some ideas about how to maintain records that will help you better understand pest problems and what to do about them.
Researcher and Farmer Innovation to Increase Nitrogen Cycling on Organic Farms (Online, from Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM to Apr 23, 2013 12:00 PM)
Learn, Grow and Engage with Oregon Tilth (Luscher Farm, from Apr 20, 2013 01:00 PM to Apr 20, 2013 04:00 PM)
Dig in and get your hands dirty at this Community Work Party. This event is FREE!
Introduction to your 20x20 Garden Plot (Luscher Farm, from Apr 20, 2013 10:00 AM to Apr 20, 2013 12:00 PM)
We'll teach you all you need to grow the most in your space this season.
Supplementing the Organic Dairy Cow Diet: Results of Molasses and Flaxseed Feeding Trials Webinar (online, from Apr 18, 2013 11:00 AM to Apr 18, 2013 12:00 PM)
As certified organic grain prices continue to increase, dairy farmers are interested in finding ways to maintain or improve milk production while reducing feed costs. In the quest to find lower-cost alternatives, there has been increased interest in supplementing pasture-based livestock diets with products like molasses and flaxseed.
Creating Quality Compost (Corvallis, OR, from Apr 18, 2013 09:00 AM to Apr 18, 2013 10:00 AM)
Free Webinar for Specialty Crop Farmers (Online, from Apr 17, 2013 03:00 PM to Apr 17, 2013 05:00 PM)
On Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m., the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will offer a free webinar designed for specialty crop farmers titled, “Estimating Cover Crop Nitrogen and Choosing Organic Fertilizers for Your Farm.”
Oregon Tilth Board Meeting (Online, from Apr 16, 2013 05:00 PM to Apr 16, 2013 07:00 PM)
MAKING AND UNDERSTANDING COMPOSTS AND COMPOST TEAS (Corvallis, OR, from Apr 14, 2013 10:00 AM to Apr 14, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructor: Harry MacCormack is owner/operator of Sunbow Farm and has written and lectured internationally on these topics. He has extensive experience in making the products he uses. This popular workshop is a practical and hands-on introduction to the complexities of the Soil Food Web paradigm. Science for non-scientists, our approach leaves you with basic information and techniques. Essential information for gardeners or farmers.
Portland EcoFilm Festival (Portland, Oregon, from Apr 11, 2013 07:00 PM to Apr 11, 2013 09:30 PM)
Spring 2013 NOSB Meeting (Portland, OR, from Apr 09, 2013 12:00 AM to Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM)
Mark your calendars for the upcoming NOSB Spring Meeting
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)
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