Harvest Seed Community Potluck and Update
Saturday, Sept 23 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Ashland's Bellview Grange
The public is invited to a Community Potluck followed by an informative program to update us on regional concerns on agriculture, climate and legislation. Potluck will begin at 5:30 pm at the Bellview Grange. The program, beginning at 6:30 pm, will include Dr. Ray Seidler, retired Senior Research Scientist for the E.P.A., speaking on Regional Agriculture and Climate Impacts, Kathy Conway, Co-Founder of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, introducing their Master Climate Protector Class, Dr. Alan Journet, Co-Founder of SOCAN, speaking on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, and Hannah Sohl from Rogue Climate giving us a regional legislative overview. A free event co-sponsored by the Bellview Grange and Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community.
OSU Small Farms Farm Stand Education Series
Series of workshops beginning November 30
With a generous grant through the Western Center for Risk Management Education, OSU has an exciting opportunity to improve access of locally raised farm products to consumers through increasing the number of farm stand and agritourism operations in Southern Oregon. This project aims to educate producers on how to work with county and state planners to comply with the regulations of running farm stands and agritourism operations; to write a business and marketing plan for a farm stand or agritourism operation; to understand the process of accepting EBT payments (food stamps); and to use social media to attract and retain a reliable customer base. More information and registration is available here.