Small Farms Events
An introduction to growing mushrooms using materials from your forest.
Are you interested in growing your own mushrooms? This hands-on workshop will focus on the production of three edible species of mushrooms (Wine Caps, Lions Mane, and Shiitake) using purchased wood pellets as well as wood chips and logs sourced from local forests.
During this workshop, youll learn how to make and inoculate Lions Mane grow blocks (using purchased pellets). Youll also learn how to select, harvest, prepare, and inoculate logs to produce Shiitake mushrooms, and wood chips to produce Wine Cap mushrooms. Each person will leave with 3 ready-to-produce mushroom blocks/logs/chips, and the skills to make more!
Pre-requisite: Watch a 1-hour webinar recording before attending the hands-on workshop ...Read full story.
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OREGONS FARM AND RANCH EQUITY & ANTI-RACISM PROGRAM
(O-FREAP) is an opportunity for Oregon farmers, ranchers, and agricultural service providers to learn about, address, and dismantle racism within the food and farm systems and beyond.
Farming and ranching in Oregon and throughout the U.S. was established through oppressive systems including racial exclusion, land theft, and violence. These systems still exist and continue to cause harm. There are changes that can be made on the individual and systems level; this program lays a foundation for the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to take action. We invite you to join a self-paced online curriculum with the opportunity to connect ...Read full story.
- 8:30-8:50 am - Check-in
- 9:00-10:15 am - Keynote: Logan Bennett
- Garden Soil: Its ALL about soil! Most people only have a vague idea of what soil is and how it works. You will learn more than you ever thought possible from this lecture. The reason you are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients. The fundamentals that ALL humans on the planet Earth should know!
- 10:30-11:45 am - Session One
- A. Down Low on Dahlias: Elva Sellens, Douglas County Master Gardener. Learn about the basics of growing and caring for varieties of dahlias in the Umpqua Valley.
- B. Garden tools and their Maintenance: Fred Alley, Doulas County Master Gardener. This presentation will showcase all ...
Join the Multnomah County Master Gardener Association's March Speaker Series as Farmer Michelle of xast sqit / Good Rain Farm will share how we can all incorporate Native Food Sovereignty, ancestral food tending and seed kinship into our land-stewarding practices. Learn how this local farm is expanding biodiversity and food justice!
Michelle Week is the owner of xast sqit (hast squeit) which translates to Good Rain in the traditional language of the sngaytskstx (Sinixt). Michelle is of Sinixtalso known as Arrow Lakesancestry, a First Nations People of Okanagan country of British Columbia and north-central Washington. She is a first-generation female farmer stewarding the land, decolonizing diets, connecting with her ancestrys cultural traditions and feeding people to help restore her communitys ...
This program is for beef cattle producers and will have basic information on nutrition, weaning programs, vaccine protocols, worming protocols, marketing your calves, and handling facilities. Speakers include Austin Steele from Zoetis, Greg Roush and Dan Parks from Purina, and Shelby Filley from OSU Extension Service.
We will start the program at 5:30 with Pizza for the first 50 people to arrive, go through the program, and then spend time with a Q&A session. We hope to get to know you better and be more equipped to serve you.
This program also occurs in Coos County on March 13th. See the OSU Extension Coos County event calendar for more information.Read full story.