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High Tunnel Greenhouse Workshop (Vancouver, WA, from Nov 02, 2012 09:00 AM to Nov 02, 2012 03:00 PM)
Rural landowners interested in raising high value crops for the local markets will be interested in attending a workshop on High Tunnel Greenhouses, offered by WSU Extension Clark County. A high tunnel greenhouse is a farm built, plastic-covered hoop house that is naturally ventilated by rolling up the sides or opening the doors. Crops such as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, and raspberries are grown in the ground underneath the cover of the high tunnel. Tunnels are typically tall enough that farmers can drive their tractors beneath them. Drip irrigation lines are laid within the crop rows to keep the plants growing through the summer.
Plowing with Draft Horses Workshop (Cottage Grove, OR, from Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM)
This workshop is designed for participants who have some experience in working with draft horses and would like to learn plowing and plowing techniques, including the proper adjustment of plow components for efficient and quality work.
Fall 2012 NOSB meeting (Providence, RI, from Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM)
NOP announced that the fall 2012 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held in Providence, RI, Oct. 16-19 at the Providence Biltmore.
Learn, Grow and Engage with Oregon Tilth - Community Work Party (Luscher Farm, from Oct 14, 2012 01:00 PM to Oct 14, 2012 04:00 PM)
End your weekend on a productive and positive note!
Putting Your Garden to Bed (Luscher Farm, from Oct 14, 2012 10:00 AM to Oct 14, 2012 11:30 AM)
Be ahead of the game this season and join us for a hand’s on class demonstrating putting your garden to bed.
FoFF Aid (Friends of Family Farmers Benefit Concert) (Portland, OR, from Oct 11, 2012 07:30 PM to Oct 11, 2012 10:30 PM)
A benefit for Friends of Family Farmers, a grassroots organization promoting and protecting socially responsible farming in Oregon, with performances by The Robinsons, Northeast Northwest, and Max's Midnight Kitchen.
Pork Charcuterie (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 08, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 08, 2012 12:00 AM)
We'll cover hands-on sausage making, as well as starting our farmers with their own bacon, guanciale, pancetta and any other specialty items they need in their larder for the winter. Salt, pork and patience are our ingredients: no nitrate necessary.
Hands-on Pork Butchery (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 06, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 06, 2012 12:00 AM)
Come carve two pigs to meet our farmer’s order. We put the knife in your hand and walk you through traditional pork butchery. We will limit ourselves to knives, cleavers and hand saws for bone, thus eliminating waste.
Traditional Pork Slaughter Class (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 05, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 05, 2012 12:00 AM)
You’ll learn humane slaughter, sticking, hanging,scalding, de-hairing and eviscerating working with two pigs at their home-farm. This is a hands-on, all day course in traditional pork harvesting and cookery.
Sales Basics Webinar (Online, from Oct 03, 2012 09:30 AM to Oct 03, 2012 11:00 AM)
This webinar includes tips and tricks on how to determine a fair price for an organic product, create an availability list, and make an invoice. Participants will receive a template prior to the webinar to draft a sales pitch, and a chance to practice the pitch live with our expert presenter.
Oregon Tilth Special Membership Meeting (American Institute of Architects, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, from Sep 29, 2012 02:00 PM to Sep 29, 2012 05:00 PM)
Your Vote Counts!
Links between Biodiversity Requirements of Organic Systems and NRCS Practice Standards (Online, from Sep 27, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 27, 2012 10:00 AM)
From a conservation perspective, biodiversity and protection of natural resources are covered in the National Organic Program’s (NOP) regulations. Biodiversity conservation is part of the definition of organic farming, and the NOP requires that farmers and ranchers maintain or improve their soil, water, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife.
Marketing 101 Webinar (Online, from Sep 26, 2012 09:30 AM to Sep 26, 2012 11:00 AM)
Learn the basics of how to bring your product to market from leading organic market experts, including the benefits and pitfalls of working with different market channels. This webinar includes a self-assessment tool to help you determine the right market channels for your operation.
Governance for Sustainability Webinar (online, from Sep 26, 2012 09:00 AM to Sep 26, 2012 10:00 AM)
New Belgium Brewing Co. has taken a commitment to "High Involvement Culture" to create a governance structure that is unique and effective. From Open-book management, employee ownership, zero based budgeting, employee autonomy, and other employee benefits, New Belgium has an unwavering commitment to culture that has resulted in innovative ideas and a compelling case study why creative governance is an essential component for sustainability.
Harvest Those Veggies (Luscher Farm, from Sep 20, 2012 05:30 PM to Sep 20, 2012 07:00 PM)
Join us in this hands on class as we harvest our way through Tilth’s organic demonstration garden. Learn the correct techniques to help your produce stay fresher and your plants stronger and healthier.
OTA's Annual Awards Gala (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 06:00 PM to Sep 19, 2012 11:00 PM)
Get on board with OTA and honor the 2012 Organic Leadership Award winners at the B&O Railroad Museum Roundhouse! Enjoy a delectable organic meal and cocktails in the roundhouse while touring one of the nation's most important railroad collections.
All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 22, 2012 04:00 PM)
Natural Products Expo East is the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show on the East Coast, and draws up to 25,000 international industry professionals 1,500 booths showcasing the latest trends and new product launches including: organic products, natural gourmet, health and beauty, pet products, supplements, and natural living.
The Organic Summit (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 07:30 AM to Sep 19, 2012 06:00 PM)
The Organic Summit is the place to participate in non-partisan, thoughtful discussion of key issues facing the organic industry. Attendees have a unique opportunity to engage at a very intimate level in the discussion and in developing solutions to the issues that are presented at the event and continue throughout the year.
National Small Farm Conference (Memphis, TN, from Sep 18, 2012 12:00 AM to Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM)
The 6th National Small Farm Conference, "Promoting the Successes of Small Farmers and Ranchers", will be hosted by Tennessee State University, College of Agricultural Human and Natural Sciences and the University of Tennessee. Successes in small farm activities will be shared, as well as innovative ideas in research, extension and outreach to strengthen collaboration and partnership among state specialists who work to ensure that small farmers and ranchers not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy.
SFTA’s Sustainability 101 workshop (Washington, D.C., from Sep 17, 2012 09:00 AM to Sep 17, 2012 05:00 PM)
Building the capacity for sustainability within the organic food trade through understanding, implementation, and reporting.
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