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GMO presentations Jan 28-9

Jan 28 and 29, Howard Vlieger will be making several presentations in the Rogue Valley. The 28th at SOU, the 29th at the Medford library, and also a to-be-announced presentation in Grants Pass. details coming later Howard’s conservative bona fides are impressive, he’s a strong Libertaran, an outspoken Christian and quite committed to education of […]

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[Oregon_small_farm_news] Oregon Extension Statewide Survey – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

[Oregon_small_farm_news] Oregon Extension Statewide Survey Inbox x Oregon Small Farm News <oregon_small_farm_news@lists.oregonstate.edu> 3:19 PM (1 hour ago) to Oregon_small_f. Hi all, forwarding a message from Scott Reed, the OSU Director of Extension who is asking Extension volunteers and/or clients to take a few moments to answer some survey questions to help develop and improve Extension […]

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FW: Douglas Co. landowners receive ‘Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year’ title at World Forestry Center today – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Douglas County landowners Rick and Audrey Barnes were honored as Oregon’s 2013 “Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year” today at Oregon Tree Farm System’s annual awards luncheon held at the World Forestry Center in Portland. The Barneses have owned and managed a 704-acre tree farm 30 miles south of Roseburg for 13 years. During this […]

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My zucchini bloomed this morning, for that matter, so did my tomato plants.  nothing remarkable about that, except that the temperature outside is in the range of the low 20s. this plant is in my Tower garden, and it stood a good chance of being severely frosted when a week ago, I moved it from […]

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Agricultural safety featured on new YouTube Channel

    The best agricultural safety videos are one click away on the new YouTube channel, “U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,” www.youtube.com/USagCenters. The channel is a joint project of the 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.   Videos can be accessed from a mobile device to conduct […]

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Update on the tower garden

I can’t help taking a peek inside the greenhouse every now and then to see how my produce is growing in the Tower Garden.  Our hot days have increased the usage of water, and the tank was down quite a ways from when I last checked.  but the good news is that everything is growing […]

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I have to admit . . .

it is a different time of year for the squash and cukes to be blooming, but a visit to the greenhouse early this morning showed that some have already bloomed and others are ready.   those that were growing in the garden aren’t doing so well.     I keep a light on in the […]

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Time to check in at the fall garden

Time to check in at the fall garden

those that have been following the hydroponic garden, remember that it was planted about a month ago.  since then, it has been moved to the greenhouse and is doing well.  we continue to harvest lettuce and also use the chard greens in salads.   the framework around the tower is the tomato cage, to keep […]

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What Brew’n October 2013 – Save Big by Learining a New Skill! – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

LEARN TO HOMEBREW! Homebrewing is easy and fun, which is why Bear Creek Homebrew Club and Grains Beans & Things are hosting an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Learn to Homebrew Day event. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Grains Beans & Things, November 2, 2013. Organized by […]

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The Fall garden

just about a month ago, I started plants in the tower garden.  look how they’ve grown.     this is one of the cucumbers, the other plants were smaller.           Tomato plants at the bottom, cukes, chard and lettuce.  we began harvesting lettuce one week ago.  the leaves are tender and […]

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