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Join our 2022 End-of-Summer Social Barbecue!

Flier: 2022 End of Summer Social Barbecue! / Multnomah and Clackamas County farmers and farm supporters are invited to share food, drinks, stories and games at our end-of-summer social barbecue. / When: Sunday, September 11th, 4-7 PM / Where: Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230 / Who: Up to 300 local farmers and farm supporters / What: Free dinner, drinks, music, and cornhole and disc golf competititions. Your hosts: Clackamas County Farm Bureau, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Mt. Hood Chapter of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, Multnomah County Farm Bureau

Join us on Sunday, September 11th for our end-of-summer barbecue! All farmers and farm supporters are welcome for an evening of fun, food, drinks, stories and games.

  • When: Sunday, September 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
    Socializing and drinks will begin at 4:00 PM, food service at 5:00 PM
  • Where: Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230 (map link)
  • Who: Up to 300 local farmers and farm supporters
  • What: Free dinner, drinks, music, and cornhole and disc golf competitions

RSVP by August 29th by contacting multnomahcfb@gmail.com or by calling (206) 595-5078. First 10 RSVPs will receive a free Multnomah County Farm Bureau cap!

This event is hosted by the Clackamas County Farm Bureau, EMSWCD, Mt. Hood Chapter of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the Multnomah County Farm Bureau.

Hot weather alert – cooling stations and locations, and related info

Interactive map of Multnomah County cooling centers

Here are some resources and information on staying cool through this hot weather! This post will be updated with any new information and resources as they become available.

For more information or to find a cooling station near you, visit 211info.org or dial 211.

Garlic Mustard Dumpster

a field of invasive garlic mustard is flowering

EMSWCD is once again providing a dumpster for disposing of pulled and bagged garlic mustard. The dumpster is located on the Historic Highway, in front of the ball field across the street from the Corbett Water District.

The dumpster is marked clearly as GARLIC MUSTARD DUMPSTER. A tracking sheet is located below the dumpster – please fill out all of the information requested on the sheet so we can track how much time was spent pulling garlic mustard and where it came from. A dumpster will be provided each spring to help the community dispose of garlic mustard.

Additionally, starting in 2022 we are also allowing residents to dispose of tansy ragwort in this dumpster. Please only use this dumpster to dispose of garlic mustard and tansy!

2022 Update: our garlic mustard/tansy dumpster is featured in the Corbett Area Newsline!

Have any questions? Send an email to Chris    Learn more about pulling invasive garlic mustard

 

Remember: Re-visit pulled sites frequently to make sure no new garlic mustard plants grow and go to seed.

Tema del Seminario – Insectos benéficos: cuáles son y cómo nos pueden ayudar

23 de mayo 18:00 a 19:00

Los insectos proveen muchos servicios benéficos en nuestros jardines y nuestras granjas. Aquí en Oregon, tenemos cientos de especies de abejas nativas, junto con numerosas moscas, escarabajos, polillas, y mariposas que polinizan nuestras flores y cosechas. Tenemos también un ejército de insectos benéficos, incluyendo escarabajos, moscas, avispas, chinches de alas de encajes que proveen control de plagas gratuito al atacar las plagas que viven en nuestros jardines y nuestras granjas.

La foto: CASM Environmental

En este taller, aprenderá sobre los diferentes tipos de insectos benéficos en Oregon, y usted descubrirá plantas y prácticas de manejo que proveen alimentos, agua, y refugio para atraer insectos y sostenerlos todo el año.

Acompáñenos a un taller de una hora y después tendrémos tiempo para preguntas y respuestas.

Organizado por Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District y East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. La grabación se publicará en el canal de YouTube de Tualatin SWCD después del taller.

Regístrese al Insectos Benéficos

OSU Extension’s Regenerative Pasture Management workshops

Join OSU Extension for an engaging and informative two-part course on Regenerative Pasture Management! You’ll hear from Dr. Shayan Ghajar, Organic Pasture and Forages Specialist from OSU Extension, and Jackson Morgan, Farm Specialist with Polk Soil & Water Conservation District.

When: December 14th and 21st from 6:00 – 7:15 PM
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free

Visit this link to register

Part 1:

  • Setting goals for your pastures
  • Selecting/identifying pasture species
  • Understanding soil health and how it affects pasture plants
  • An introduction to the pasture calendar
  • Mud and manure management

Part 2:

  • Balancing forage production with livestock forage demands
  • Determining when to graze
  • How to gauge if your pasture management is meeting your goals
  • Assistance available for farmers and land stewards

OSU Extension’s Wildfire Wednesday webinar series

graphic showing a forest and hills in silhouette, saying "Fire Aware. Fire Prepared."

“OSU Extension Fire Program’s Wildfire Wednesdays webinar sessions are back this fall! These weekly webinars offer important information on fire safety and preparedness, and related actions people can take to make their homes and landscapes safer. The workshops will run through December 8th, 2021. Visit the Online Webinar Guide on the Fire Program website for more information:

View the Online Webinar Guide here.

Remaining workshops:

  • November 10th: 2021 Fire Season – A learning opportunity
  • November 17th: Prioritizing your home hardening approach
  • November 24th: Thanksgiving BREAK – no webinar
  • December 1st: From the home to the landscape (defensible space): Fall Edition
  • December 8th: Prescribed fire

Office hours

Office Hours Horse

We’re coming to you, virtually!

Join Jeremy for a live (and free) one on one discussion about your farm. Bring your questions and explore strategies and solutions around:

  • Management of livestock
  • Pasture care and grazing management
  • Mud management
  • Manure management and composting
  • Cropping and cover cropping
  • Integrated Pest Management- using beneficial plants to attract beneficial bugs
  • Soil health and how to take a soil sample
  • Irrigation systems and water management to reduce your costs
  • Noxious weed control
  • Natural areas and planting for wildlife and birds
  • General farm planning

Sessions will be scheduled for 50 minutes but may require additional time. You can work with Jeremy to schedule follow up visits as needed.

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    Contact Jeremy Baker at:
    (503) 488-9939
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    Join our upcoming online workshops on farm transition planning!

    Headwaters Farm graduate lessee doing field work at Mainstem

    It’s never too early (or too late!) to begin securing your farm’s future. A farm transition plan is essential to protecting your interests and minimizing attorney fees, taxes, and family stress. This free virtual workshop series will help you understand your options and navigate the planning process.

    In partnership with the Clackamas Small Business Development Center at Clackamas Community College, Clackamas SWCD and Tualatin SWCD, EMSWCD will host four virtual workshops covering the following topics, each from 1 to 4 PM:

    • January 27th: The estate planning process and options
    • February 10th: Strategies for having difficult conversations
    • February 24th: Organizing your finances and business structure
    • March 10th: Preparing your operation and heirs for transition

    Pre-register for the workshops here! You can also find out more about the importance of farm transition planning here.

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