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May 2022

Growing Veteran Agripreneurs

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - October 1 @ 8:30 pm
Oregon State University – Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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$50.00

Growing Veteran Agripreneurs is an educational program series designed for veterans interested in beginning farming.  Veterans interested in pursuing a career in small-scale agriculture an opportunity to receive in-depth farming education over the course of a farming season. Cost for the entire training is $50. The training begin the first week of May and runs through October. The program is limited to 10 veterans interested in farming. Apply:   Applications are due by April 15, 2022 Register on-line at:  http://bit.ly/Agripreneurs2022 Questions? …

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September 2022

STRATEGIES FOR FARMING WITH DROUGHT – FARM TOUR SERIES

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Martin Family Ranch, 2673 Taylor Rd,
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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$20

Learn about Strategies for Farming with Drought, at the Farm Tour Series, brought to you by the OSU Extension Service in partnership with Our Family Farms and the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District. The first workshop starts August 23rd in Central Point and runs through September. Workshops allow you to tour four local farms and see real-world examples of dry farming, water catchment systems, tarping and managing pastureland. Cost is $20 per tour and $70 for the series. August…

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Metal Shop Safety Orientation | CraterWorks MakerSpace

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CraterWorks: MakerSpace, 419 North Front Street
Central Point, OR United States
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$50

Ready to dive in? Let's get you prepped with all our safety information first! Walk through and work hands on with our shop masters to learn our safety culture, procedures, and few nifty hints and tips along the way! Every tool and shop at Crater Works requires you to first attend our shop safety orientations before you launch that awesome project, so let's get you working! Get oriented with the plasma cutter, grinder, band saw and other metal tools. **Orientation…

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October 2022

“Get Yer Goat” Goat Education Day

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$18 – $35

OSU Extension-Small Farms and the Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association bring you Goat Education Day, a day filled with learning and networking opportunities, Saturday, October 1. Goat Education Day is popular with both novice and experienced goat owners. There is always lots to learn about caring for your bucks, does and kids! Topics include: Dairy Goat 101 Farm Marketing Fertility Kidding Problems Soapmaking Making Felted Soap Cheesemaking Fecal Testing

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“Get Yer Goat” Goat Education Day

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$18 – $35

OSU Extension-Small Farms and the Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association bring you Goat Education Day, a day filled with learning and networking opportunities, Saturday, October 1. Goat Education Day is popular with both novice and experienced goat owners. There is always lots to learn about caring for your bucks, does and kids! Topics include: Dairy Goat 101 Farm Marketing Fertility Kidding Problems Soap-making Making Felted Soap Cheesemaking Fecal Testing

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Make Botanical Ink!

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$5 – $60

Write, sketch, and paint with materials your hands have crafted from nature’s abundance! Smoosh and simmer plant parts into exquisite colors – we’ll make gorgeous black ink from oak galls, rich brown ink from black walnut hulls, and one other locally harvested color. You’ll also get to play with many other colors of handcrafted inks. Finally we’ll experiment with various tools for using your inks, including handmade twig and feather dip pens. You’ll get hands-on learning, handouts, three inks to…

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Free Yourself Up! Abstract Layering in Watercolor With Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G St
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Free Yourself Up! Abstract Layering in Watercolor With Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass at the Grants Pass Museum of Art.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass to learn more about intuitive layered abstraction using watercolor. In addition to exploring and experimenting, individuals will also learn how to incorporate textural elements into their own creative style. For more information, please click here.

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HYBRID Class: Creative Clothing Mending Series

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center, 24353 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531 United States
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$25 – $45

Have you ever wondered how to save your favorite pair of pants or socks after a tear? This fall, The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to learn more about the art of MENDING as a creative, meditative, and sustainable mindfulness practice. Explore how old clothes can become more beautiful and kept out of the landfill. Join local Illinois Valley creative Tracey Reed on Sundays October 2 & 9 from 12-2pm for a HYBRID workshop on the art of Creative Clothing…

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Botanical Drawing: Fall Foliage and Seed Pods

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$115

Fall is the season of warm and vibrant colors on leaves and time to spot complex forms of seed pods. In this workshop we’ll capture the changing colors of the season, including various patterns of fall foliage as well as interesting forms of fall fruit and seed pods. Work with colored pencils and focus on blending and layering as well as depicting form. Feel free to work in your sketchbook, toned paper, or any surface of your choice. Although drawing…

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Humboldt Latin Dance and Music Festival

October 6 - October 9
Redwood Raks Collective, 824 L St
Arcata, CA 95521-5766
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Announcing the 3rd Annual Humboldt Latin Dance and Music Festival coming to the North Coast this October 6th-9th. Celebrate the beautiful dances and music from Cuba, the Caribbean, Africa, Brazil, Columbia and more! You are invited to join this amazing 4- day latin dance and music festival whether you are coming for the music, the dancing or both! Workshops are taught by world- renowned dance professionals with three evenings of late night dance parties, including live Salsa bands and latin…

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Improvisational Quilting Adventures at the Phoenix Public Library

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phoenix Public Library, 510 W 1st St
Phoenix, Oregon
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Improvisational Quilting Adventures at the Phoenix Public Library.

Join the Phoenix Public Library to connect, collaborate, and share a love for colors, fabrics, and quilting! Learning the various techniques that are used in improvisational quilting, individuals will be free of precise measuring, matching, and perfection. Instead, using a few well thought out limits, instructors will lead and provide innovative creation. For more information, please click here.

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Bike Maintenance Workshop at Talent Maker City

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Talent Maker City, 102 Home Street
Talent, OR 97540 United States
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Bike Maintenance Workshop at Talent Maker City.

Join Talent Maker City for a Bike Maintenance Workshop! This free, hands-on workshop will introduce riders to the finer details of their steeds. Individuals will learn how to inspect the major systems of their bikes to assess safe working conditions and needed adjustments, as well as some simple repair and maintenance techniques to keep things running smoothly. Beginners are welcome. For more information, please click here.

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Meet the Trees in Autumn

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$35

Can you tell a fir from a pine? An ash from a maple?  Tree blindness, especially conifer confusion are common maladies, but this course will cure you! Riverside Park is known for an abundance of great fall color, and seeds, nuts and fruit offer new clues for identification at the end of the growing season. You will learn how to use all of your senses to identify trees by their bark, leaves, flowers and seeds plus interesting stories about their…

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Fall Foray: Mushrooms of the Cascades

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$75.00

Learn how to safely identify, collect and then eat local mushrooms! Discover key characteristics of typical species and acquire skill in differentiating the poisonous and inedible from the edible types. We’ll take to the field and identify fungi commonly found in forests of the Southern Cascades, as well as discuss cooking techniques and share recipes.

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Fall Foraging: Nuts and Roots

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$10 – $80

The bounty of nature doesn’t end with summer! Explore the many useful roots, berries, bark, and nuts all around you during fall in the Illinois Valley. Learn basic botany and plant identification skills, and get to know medicinal, edible and otherwise usable plants in the field. Finally, we’ll ethically harvest ingredients to make a warm drink, bay nut “chocolates”, and an acorn treat. Ages 12+ welcome.

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November 2022

Fall Foray: Mushrooms of the Siskiyous

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$75.00

Learn how to safely identify, collect and then eat local mushrooms! Discover key characteristics of typical species and acquire skill in differentiating the poisonous and inedible from the edible types. We’ll take to the field and identify fungi commonly found in forests of the Siskiyou Mountains, as well as discuss cooking techniques and share recipes.

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