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September 2019

Protect the Soil-Plant Fall Cover Crops

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR United States
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$10

Plant a cover crop this fall to protect and grow your soil over the winter. In this class, we will discuss the benefits of using fall-planted cover crops, learn about the species and mixtures well suited to southern Oregon, and detail the process of growing and managing cover crops for multiple benefits to your farm or garden.

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October 2019

Deer Resistant Plants

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR United States
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$10

Yes, there are plants that local deer (usually) avoid in your home garden landscape!   After 14 years specializing in deer resistant plants at Shooting Star Nursery, Christie Mackison shares her experience with what works in the Rogue Valley, delving into how to incorporate deer resistant plants in your space with techniques to keep deer from feeding in the garden. Register: Online at http://bit.ly/JacksonMGWorkshops or call 541-776-7371 for info.

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Authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey at Hanley Farm

October 5 - October 6
Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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  October 5 & 6 - Hanley Farm Scarecrow Festival Welcomes: Fermentation Authors Kirsten & Christopher Shockey!   Best-selling fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey will share their fruit pressing skills at the October Annual Scarecrow Festival at Hanley Farm. The Shockeys have co-authored several books, including the best-selling Fermented Vegetables, and share their passion with others as they teach worldwide, and host workshops on their 40-acre homestead in Southern Oregon. We invite you to meet the Shockeys, sample their…

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Plan for Profit: Small Farms Goal Setting

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
OSU Extension Office, 215 Ringuette St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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$25

REGISTRATION: On-line registration available:  http://bit.ly/jocosmallfarms or contact: OSU Extension Josephine County Small Farms,sharon.evans@oregonstate.edu  541-476-6613 or OSU Extension Jackson County (SOREC) Small Farms, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu  541-776-7371 ABOUT THE EVENT Plan for Profit, Part 1: Goal Setting-You will have a better life if you run the farm, rather than the farm running you. Do you feel exhausted instead of invigorated?  Overwhelmed? Decisions impact us financially, socially and environmentally.  So, how do we balance our values in each area of life? Goal setting for…

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Fall Vegetable Seeds Variety Trial

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On Oct. 22, from 5 to 6:30 pm, visit the OSU Extension Small Farms Fall Vegetable Seeds Variety Trial for Kales (both oleracea and napus), Salad Turnip, Romaine Lettuce, Radish and Beet.  Compare how different varieties performed. You’ll get to taste and to score our results.  RSVP for this event, please: maud.powell@oregonstate.edu  There is no charge to participate. Each crop includes four (4) varieties from both regional and national sources (details attached and listed below). Supported by SARE.

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Soil Testing for Productive Gardens, Pastures, & Farm Fields

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
OSU – Josephine County Extension Service, 215 Ringuette St.
Grants Pass, OR 97527 United States
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$15

Learn about methods for collecting a soil sample, where to send soil for analysis, and most importantly, how to interpret the results and correct problems. We will use examples from both organic and conventional production systems. Bring in the soil test report from your garden, pasture, or field to review during class (suggested but not required).

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Fall Celebration Plant Sale

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Forestfarm, 14643 Watergap Road
Williams, OR 97544 United States
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Plan for Profit-Farm Enterprise Analysis

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Learn how to conduct a Gross Profit Analysis and plan for profit as an expense.  Take a close look at your farm or rural property.  Does profit have to just be what you have left over? You can identify which ideas and endeavors are winners and which are losers. While diversification can increase your farm’s overall financial health, keeping or adding unprofitable enterprises robs you of time and energy while decreasing overall financial sustainability. What is profitability? Instructor Angela Boudro…

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November 2019

Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
RCC SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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$45 – $55

Dig into a full day of garden immersion to plan next year’s spectacular garden. The Jackson County Master Gardener Association’s annual gardening symposium presents classes, demonstrations, Master Gardener™ program information, and bulb and book sales. Among a 4-session palette of classes taught by subject experts are: Sustainable Landscaping & Regenerative Gardening; Natives Why-What-How; Garden Pests; Fruits & Veggies; Gardener Health & Safety; Plant Maintenance; Bees & Birds; and Soil Health.

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December 2019

Seed to Supper

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 9, 2019

Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Learn to grow your own food for you family, by creating a garden.

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