Session 3 of Our Family Farm’s The Future of Farming…is Regenerative, a six part series to learn about and implement regenerative agriculture practices on your farm or in your garden.
We will visit Le Mera Gardens field with Joan Thorndike, who has been farming organic, fresh cut flowers in Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley since 1992.
The Slow Flowers Movement aspires to reclaim the act of flower growing, recognizing it as a relevant and respected branch of domestic agriculture. Slow Flowers connects consumers with the source of their flowers, putting a human face of the flower farmer and floral designer behind each arrangement.
Bring a pair of garden clippers or even kitchen scissors so all can cut some fresh flowers to take home.
$30 day of the event
$25 with Preregistration
$20 for Our Family Farms members
Who’s going to get the farm, and what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead?
Map of my Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the drama, Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land successions.
Doors open at 6:00 with the one-hour performance beginning at 6:30. The event includes a brief panel discussion facilitated by Mary Swander. A $10 donation is requested.
This event is made possible with generous contributions from Gorge Grown Food Network, Columbia Gorge Winegrowers, Six Rivers Mediation Center, Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar, Peoples Company and private donors.
Learn how to save water and money by improving irrigation efficiency on your property. Great for farmers and gardeners alike.
Will cover topics such as converting to drip irrigation, sprinkler efficiency, moisture monitoring, frequency and duration of watering.
“Pest Management beyond Neonicotinoids: Predatory Insects and Regenerative Agriculture” with Dr. Jonathan Lundgren.
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has won prestigious awards for his ground breaking work, and is regarded as one of the top scientists in the country specializing in applied entomology and agroecology. As director of ECDYSIS Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farm, Dr. Lundren has combined multidisciplinary research to develop sustainable farm management systems that use biodiversity as a tool to rebuild soil health and profitably produce nutrient dense foods.
He will share his ecologically based agriculture techniques with the Rogue Valley on March 20th as part of Our Family Farms six session series to learn more about soil health and how to preserve it for future generations. Agricultural professional session from 1-4 pm and Community session from 6-8 pm.