Another Busy & Productive Year at the OEC!
Growth, it is what we do every day whether we realize it or not. The Organic Education Center grew this year in more ways than one. Below is a summary of some of our key accomplishments. All of the below were made possible through our dynamic team of educators, gracious volunteers and our gardener and program assistant plus two cats! Thank you.
Growth, it is what we do every day whether we realize it or
not. The Organic Education Center grew this year in more ways than one. Below
is a summary of some of our key accomplishments. All of the below were made
possible through our dynamic team of educators, gracious volunteers and our
gardener and program assistant plus two cats! Thank you.
- Part of the 1100 pounds of food donated in 2012!
19 free, one hour demos for the Portland Community Gardens thanks to the East
Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and the Portland Garden Club
total student participation
another set of 16 Comprehensive Organic Gardener’s
the community in the demo garden, tabling at Westmoreland farmer’s market’s and
at Ecotrust’s Sundown Honoring Food community event
new classes in partnership with the Home Orchard Society and Lake Oswego Mom’s
4 weekend volunteer Work Parties in our demo garden
kids and adults for tours and service-learning opportunities
an increase in volunteer hours reaching 425 total hours so far. Achieving an
awareness and funds at our 6th annual Plate & Pitchfork dinner
and 2nd annual Plant Sale
1,100 pounds of food to people in need
more beneficial perennials and shrubs thanks to Portland Nursery and Dennis 7
Views on the Tilth Toolshed Resource Page
Contact Hours (Classes, Outreach, Tours and Events)
Hear what people have been saying in Class Evaluations on changing behaviors:
- “I will look for organic products, reinforced ideology,
will pay closer attention to purchases and go for organic”
- “I try to buy organic as much as I can. This class only
- “Now that I am growing organically, I choose to buy
- Colleen Teaching a Putting Your Garden to Bed class in NE Portland
Besaw’s strives to support local, organic and sustainable farmers; limited availability of some produce may apply. We exclusively use local, grass-fed beef, local cage-free eggs and 100% hormone-free dairy products. Supporting our valued community is of the utmost importance.
Permaculture Design Course Winter/Spring 2014 in Ashland, OR
Feb 01, 2014
HACCP for the Organic Professional
Mar 10, 2014
Friends of Family Farmers Listening Session: Portland, OR
Mar 10, 2014
Food Safety “Train the Trainers” Workshop- Woodburn, OR
Mar 12, 2014
Practical Soil Biology Webinar
Mar 13, 2014