Our Family Farms

April 2021 eNewsletter

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Remember This Day?

We do, and we can't wait to celebrate it with you!

May 20th is a special day for Our Family Farms: On May 20, 2014, voters passed Measure 15-119 establishing the GMO ban ordinance. On the same date one year later, May 20, 2015, we defended the ordinance in federal court and won! 
Our Family Farms is still here protecting Jackson County's Seed Sanctuary!

Join us for a special celebration on Thursday, May 20th via Zoom with guest speaker George Kimbrell, Legal Director of Center For Food Safety. 

A Farmer to Farmer Event: Is the changing climate affecting the way you produce your crops?

The changing climate presents many challenges for farmers. Applying Regenerative Agriculture practices that focus on soil health can make your farm more resilient to changes, help you grow more nutrient dense crops, and help reduce costs.

Join us for a conversation and learn more! 


This free farmer educational event has been made possible by a grant from WSARE.


Our Family Farms is now able to accept your stock and bond donations! 
Donating appreciated securities is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization. The donor does not pay capital gains on the donated stock and our family farms receives the full value of the stock at the time of the sale. Please consult your financial advisor for more ways you can support Our Family Farms.


Sunday, July 18th
10am - 3pm:

Meet local farmers and learn about Southern Oregon’s abundant local food system in this free annual event! Visit farms around the valley and participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours. LEARN MORE

We'll be at Oshala Farm in the Applegate sharing information about Pollinators and Regenerative Agriculture practices. Come visit our table!



Join The Berry Center on Earth Day, April 22 at 7 p.m. for a Facebook Live Event  featuring Sterling College's Dr. Leah Bayens, director of The Wendell Berry Farming Program, with her presentation, "The Liberal Arts Farmer." Dr. Bayens will discuss the work of farming education and what the liberal arts have to contribute to an educational model that historically has valued "how?" over "why?" 
Rogue Valley Earth Day Safe & Sustainable EcoQuest Adventure! The annual event will be modified for 2021 from the usual in-person celebration to a COVID-safe and fun pursuit of hands-on learning online. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25, take part in activities at home and outdoors that are organized by local the nonprofits, business and agencies that usually have exhibits at Rogue Valley Earth Day. 

A free series April 28 and 29 looking at 
how we can adapt to feed a growing population during unprecedented changes in our planet's climate, culture, and political landscape.

Part of UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems Confronting Climate Change series. This annual event brings together scientists, artists, policy experts, and community members to discuss our planet’s wellbeing and share solutions for our future. The series is free and encourages audience participation!

Learn more

Other Ways to Support Our Family Farms: