Copy
Tillamook County Farmer News
 
View this email in your browser

Local events and classes
  • North Coast Launch Party, Feb. 4
  • Seed Exchange, Feb. 7
  • Fruit Trees, Feb. 10
  • Poisonous Plants, Feb. 10
  • Plant Problem Diagnosis, Feb. 10

Local events and classes


North Coast Launch Party
6:30 am to 8:30pm Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

For the first time...any Oregonian can invest in an Oregon small business. Come to this free event to learn more about this new opportunity for Oregon. 

Enjoy delicious local food and drink to celebrate Oregon's new investment opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors at the Launch Oregon North Coast Party! Come out and learn about this new law that can revitalize our rural coast with local investment capital.

If you are an Oregon resident, click here to learn more about investment opportunities. And for answers to commonly asked questions click here.

Location: White Clover Grange, 36585 Highway 53, Nehalem
Cost: Free event. RSVP here
For more information: revolutionginger@gmail.com, phone: (503) 368-3044
Presented by:
  

Give Seeds a Chance: Second Annual Seed Exchange
12:00 to 3:00 Saturday, February 7, 2015

At the Exchange you can swap herb, vegetable, flower and native plant seeds and information with other gardeners, new and old.  In addition 2 presentations are planned:  at 1:00 there will be a seed cleaning demonstration and at 1:30 Joel Caris of Food Roots will host a discussion about the role local gardeners have to play in our community's resilience and security.  Screens for cleaning seeds will be available for use during the Exchange.

If you have them, bring seeds you have collected or extra commercially packaged seeds you no longer want.  Place your collected seeds in small envelopes or zip-sealed baggies and mark your seed packet with as much information as you have: plant, variety, area grown, production qualities, etc.  Small brown "coin" envelopes can be purchased at Salt & Paper in Manzanita or you can use a standard mailing envelope, seal it, and cut it in half (fold the top over and seal after filling.)  Some empty coin size envelopes will also be available at the event. 

New gardeners and those without seeds to share are still welcome to take seeds for getting started with the request to pay it forward if possible and share some of your bounty with someone else.  All seeds are free.
 
Seeds that are several years old ideally should be tested for viability. If you are not sure if a batch of seeds is still good please take a sampling of them (10 or so) and place between two moist paper towels in a warm place to see if they germinate. If 1/2 or more sprout you're good to go!

Location: White Clover Grange, 36585 Highway 53, Nehalem
Cost: Free
For more information:  (503) 368-6874.
Presented by:  White Clover Grange and Fulcrum Community Resources.  Poster design by Red Spiral Hand.

Fruit Trees - Master Gardener class
9:30 to 12:30 Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Morning class: Fruit Trees – Ross Penhallogon, retired OSU Extension Agent from Lane County, will teach about fruit tree establishment, care, pruning, fertilization, and pest control.
Location: TBCC conference room, 4301 Third St, Tillamook
Cost: $30 for partial or whole day (9:30 to 4:30)
RSVP: OSU Extension at 503-842-3433
Presented by:


Poisonous Plants - Master Gardener class
1:30 to 3:00 Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Afternoon class: Poisonous Plants – Joy Jones, OSU Extension faculty, will teach about poisonous plants in the home and landscape.

Location: TBCC conference room, 4301 Third St, Tillamook
Cost: $30 for partial or whole day (9:30 to 4:30)
RSVP: OSU Extension at 503-842-3433
Presented by:


Introduction to PNW Management Handbooks - Master Gardener class
3:00 to 4:30 Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Afternoon class: Introduction to PNW Management Handbook – Joy Jones, Evelynn Von Feldt, and Linda Stephenson will teach about how to use the
handbooks to help with plant problem diagnosis and to provide research-based treatments.

Location: TBCC conference room, 4301 Third St, Tillamook
Cost: $30 for partial or whole day (9:30 to 4:30)
RSVP: OSU Extension at 503-842-3433
Presented by:
Joy Jones, 4-H & Agriculture Agent
OSU Extension Service
2204 Fourth Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
503-842-3433
joy.jones@oregonstate.edu
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook/

 
Emily Vollmer, North Coast Grown project
Food Roots
1906 3rd Street, Suite B
Tillamook, OR 97141
503-815-2800
northcoastgrown@foodrootsnw.org
www.foodrootsnw.org
Food Roots and the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook County have created this email list to announce educational events and opportunities of interest our local farms and food related businesses. To view archived issues online click here.