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Living On the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages
There are 4 classes and 1 field tour included for one low price. Sponsored by the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council & the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program
6:00 to 9:00 PM
37141 Row River Rd
$20 per person or $30 for a couple from the same farm for the entire series
Scholarships are available for residents in the Row River watershed. Please contact us to learn more.
October 1- Weeds & What to do about them!
>Learn about management strategies for common weeds in your watershed from a panel of local experts.
October 8- Identifying Farm Goals & Managing Healthy Soil
> Discuss planning and goal setting for your land resources. Learn about soil and how it functions, ways to reduce erosion and improve soil health for plant growth.
October 15- Pastures, Prairies & More
> Learn how to improve pastures for livestock grazing or forget the animals and manage your prairie for wildlife and other uses. We’ll also talk about management of small woodlands and native plants.
October 22- Understanding Your Water: Domestic Wells, Surface Water & Septic Systems
>Consider ways to protect drinking water sources and how to manage septic systems. Discuss water rights for irrigation and about the drinking water protection area. Bring well water for a free nitrate screening.
A farm tour will be held the afternoon of Sunday, October 11. More details soon!
The OSU Extension Service Small Farms program serves Lane, Benton and Linn County. For more information about the Living on the Land series, scholarships, or to pay by check, please call Chrissy Lucas at (541) 766-3556.