|April 14, 2010|
|12:00 am||to||8:30 pm|
First United Methodist Church at 13th and Olive.
Deepen your connection to 15 local farmers at the restructured 11th annual That’s My Farmer event. Learn directly from the farmers about topics as diverse as preserving farm land; growing, cooking, and preserving vegetables and fruits; all-about-chickens; making sauerkraut; building soil or a backyard greenhouse; working with draft horses.
Join 15 local faith communities, the farmers and your neighbors for music, unique raffle prizes, and opportunities to buy a CSA share or Farmer Bucks.
Tom Bettman, OSU Extension Master Gardener, will lead a workshop on urban gardening. Donation suggested: $5 per person or $10 per family. All proceed go to the low-income fund.
Call 683-1155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|April 10, 2010|
|12:00 am||to||4:00 pm|
On April 11th, The newly formed Amazon Bee C0-Op will be installing bees into the 10 new hives members built over the past couple of weeks. We’ll be starting about 9am and plan to be finished by about 4pm.
Persons interested in helping or just watching are welcome to email: email@example.com for more information.
|April 11, 2010|
|12:00 am||to||2:00 pm|
There will be a plant swap on Sunday, April 11, at the corner of 25th and Emerald in the Amazon neighborhood (2489 Emerald St. in the driveway). All are welcome. Bring your extra perennials, seeds, starts, whatever – even indoor plants and garden tools! No money is exchanged. Come meet your neighbors and take home new plants.
There are always plenty of plants, so come take some home even if you have none to bring! Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
|March 27, 2010|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
Support the FOOD for Lane County Gardens by planting yours! Join us at the GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Rd., on Saturday March 27th from 10 AM to 5 PM, and choose from a wide selection of edible and ornamental perennials, natives and organically grown annual vegetable, flower and herbs. All proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale support FOOD for Lane County’s efforts to grow healthy and organic food for our community. Call 541-343-2822 for more information. http://www.foodforlanecounty.org/index.php/events/
|March 29, 2010|
|8:30 am||to||4:00 pm|
|8:30 am||to||4:00 pm|
Catch, store, & use rainwater
Learn how to design, build, and install a rainwater cistern for your school
Location: Northwest Youth Corps Campus
2621 Augusta Street, Eugene
Date: Monday, March 29th (4J School District – Professional Development/Planning Day)
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Workshop content: Learn how to build low cost and efficient rainwater cisterns to support school gardens and container plantings. We will discuss the history and current use of rainwater
cisterns as a resource saving technique. We will also explore ways to engage students in projects when designing and building a rainwater cistern at your school. Lastly, we will participate in the physical design and implementation of a rainwater cistern for a 400 sq. ft. greenhouse at the Laurel Valley Farm at the Northwest Youth Corps.
Cost: FREE (BYO bag lunch, refreshments provided)
Number of participants: This workshop is open to 15 faculty and facilities staff. We are also inviting two students to participate in this workshop.
Registration: This is open to the first two teachers or staff from any one school. Teachers and staff, please register by Sunday, March 14th with Sandra by e-mail or phone.
Join us tomorrow, March 6th, for a garden work party at Camas Ridge Community School (Harris and 29th Ave). We will be mixing compost into the beds, weeding, organizing the garden shed and more! Help us prepare the beds so the students can begin planting this week. We always welcome the community’s help. Contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
|March 14, 2010|
|6:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
|6:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Come see this Oregon produced film, featuring interviews with Oregon farmers. “At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system… and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local. Movie details here
Bring a potluck dessert to share with as many local ingredients as possible and that is at least enough for your party.
Sunday, March 14th
Doors @ 6:30pm
Movie @ 7:15pm
1st United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Hosts: Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Helios Resource Network
541-284-7020, email@example.com; http://www.heliosnetwork.org/Food_networking.htm
|March 18, 2010|
|5:30 pm||to||7:30 pm|
Anyone in Amazon interested in working with me to form a neighborhood bee co-op is invited to an informal brainstorming meeting March 18th 5:30pm at McMenamin’s East 19th Street cafe.
The season to make new hives is rapidly approaching, but there’s still time!
Goals I have in mind are:
- Increase the number of bee-friendly hives in the neighborhood
- Work with others to enjoy these wonderful creatures
- Produce lots of great hyper-local honey!
I build my own hives and can help other co-op members do the same in my shop for cost of materials. Swarm season is coming soon and will provide opportunities to start new hives.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.543.6458 to RSVP or learn more.
|March 6, 2010|
|10:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
FAMILY GARDEN EVENT
CAMAS RIDGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Harris and 29th Streets
Saturday, March 6, 10am-noon.
Garden bed clearing and working in compost to get a headstart on spring planting!
Students, parents, neighbors welcome!
Opportunities to continue gardening with us.
Bring gloves and tools and any extra garden supplies
and a snack–to use, to share, to donate.
|March 13, 2010|
|10:00 am||to||4:00 pm|
The 2010 Spring Propagation Fair will be held in the Student Cafeteria at LCC and consists of two parts: a free exchange of fruit-tree cuttings (called ‘scions’) and a free exchange of vegetable seed. You don’t have to bring any scion or seed to the event to be able to attend and share freely in the bounty. All are welcome. This is a free, volunteer-driven event designed to support home orchardists and vegetable gardeners
in and around the S. Willamette Valley.
The 2010 Fair marks the first occasion of a joint scion-exchange and seed-swap in our bioregion, and is co-sponsored by a broad array of local, non-profit and volunteer groups including: the Eugene Permaculture Guild, the Seed Ambassadors Project, Lane Community College Garden Club, Victory Gardens For All, the School Garden Project of Lane County, Huerto de la Famila, ECOS, the Springfield Transitions Garden, Food Not Lawns, the Gardens Program of Food for Lane County, the Urban Farm Program of the U of O, and the OSU Extension Service in Lane County.
A great variety of scions, and vegetable seed, will be provided free of charge by local fruit enthusiasts and seed-savers at the exchange. Rootstocks will be available for a nominal fee. Grafting assistance and workshops will be provided at and around the Propagation Fair.
Bus service to LCC is available from Eugene Station.
Free parking is available at LCC.
Spanish-language support will be offered.