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Growing Organic: Potluck and Farm Tour

Sunday, October 11 | 5:30 PM

Organic vegetarian potluck and garden tour. Bring your own plate, utensils and a dish to share.

4 Wands Farm
23818 Henderson Rd, Corvallis, OR

Katie Stokes has extensive winter gardens and a greenhouse. This is our traditional end of the season tour.

Cider pressing at 4:30 pm. If you wish to press your own apples, call (541) 929-4354 to confirm.
Farm tour begins promptly at 5:30 pm.
Vegetarian potluck to follow at 6:30 pm.

Directions:
From Muddy Creek Charter School/corner of Decker Rd and Bellfountain Rd go west on Decker Rd 2.5 miles. Left on Beaver Creek .7 mile. Right on Henderson (poorly marked but there is a sign) 1.3 miles. Driveway “Y’s” to the left off […]

Growing Organic: Potluck and Garden Tour

Sunday, September 13 | 6:30 PM

Organic vegetarian potluck and garden tour. Bring your own plate, utensils and a dish to share.

Home of Steve and Beatrice RoseGrowing Organic chapter potluck TRFW Ten Rivers Food Web
25456 Bull Run, Alpine, OR
(off Bellfountain Rd)
Please park in the designated area along the gravel road.

Steve and Beatrice are doing a mix of gardening, farming and animal husbandry. Their work towards sustainability is ongoing. Cattle provide meat and revenue. A greenhouse facilitates the garden, with early seed starting, and also makes it possible to grow citrus and figs. They care for a portion of woodland, which provides wood for fuel and […]

Growing Organic: Potluck and Garden Tour

Sunday, August 9 | 5:30 PM

Organic vegetarian potluck and garden tour. Bring your own plate, utensils and a dish to share.

Sharing Gardens
664 Orchard St, Monroe, OR (at the bright yellow house behind United Methodist Church)

Sharing GardensThe Sharing Gardens is a unique model for community gardening. In their 7th season, they run entirely through volunteer efforts, and cash and material donations. The acre of vegetable gardens yields tremendous harvests, which are shared by those who have contributed in […]

New Benton County Community Food Assessment Released

The new Benton County Community Food Assessment—just released in January 2015 by Ten Rivers Food Web—is a document every resident of Benton County should read. If you do, you’ll come away proud to be a Benton County resident.

We have an incredible locally based food system. It is so complex that it took three years and more than a few researchers and authors to produce this document. Once you understand the history and development of this local food system, you will understand the questions raised in the conclusion. We still have a lot of basic work to do, in order to move the local food system into a future where […]

Growing Organic Soil Amendment Sale | Pre-order is now closed

Each year there is a chance to order your organic fertilizers and soil amendments through the Growing Organic Soil Amendment Sale! This annual sale is your chance to get items at discount prices. Most of the same excellent amendments are available again this year, plus an all-purpose organic fertilizer blend.

This is a pre-order only event. All items must be pre-ordered by the full sack or container. People with small gardens may want to get together a group of friends to share an order. No additional items will be available for purchase on pickup day. Check back in December for information about next year’s sale!

If you wish to be notified about the 2016 sale send an email to: growingorganic@tenriversfoodweb.org with subject line: Add to Annual Sale Mailing List.

Beans for Bags

Here’s an easy way to support Ten Rivers Food Web. Bring your own grocery bags when you shop at First Alternative Co-op and receive one bean for each bag you use. Ten Rivers Food Web will receive 5¢ for each bean you drop in our slot through the end of March.

Beans for Bags Donation Ten Rivers Food Web Jan-March 2015

Join the TRFW 100!

TRFW 100

Ten Rivers Food Web is announcing an opportunity for you to join the TRFW 100, a community endowment to fund its core operations.

It is a simple goal. We are asking 100 people to commit $100 annually for 10 years. Will you be one of the 100 we are seeking?

For more information about the TRFW 100, read the attached letter from our board of directors.

 

 

 

 

Report on the TRFW Convening

Convening Report imageTen Rivers Food Web held a convening on October 19, 2014. The purpose of the convening was to get public input, that will help guide the board of directors as they shape the future of TRFW.

To learn more about the convening and the direction TRFW is headed, read the attached report.

 

 

 

 

The American Carbon Foodprint

By Jaimee Hanna, TRFW Public Health Intern

For having such small feet, humans leave a big carbon footprint. Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in our atmosphere. However, through various human activities that consume energy we release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment that contributes to global warming and climate change. Transportation, in particular, is one of the greatest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and a key element in our current global food system.

Labeled Apples

The transport of produce around the world involves trains, ships, trucks, and planes. It is estimated that 15% of food consumed in the U.S. is imported. When breaking this percentage down into certain food groups, the […]

Compost For Beginners

By Jaimee Hanna, TRFW Public Health Intern

We’ve all thought it: Compost is smelly, time-consuming, attracts unwanted guests to our homes, and is really just for serious gardeners. It’s time to reconsider! These common misconceptions that many of us are guilty of have stopped us from participating in this environmentally and economically friendly process.

CaptureComposting nourishes the environment. It enriches our soils and crops without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and surplus irrigation. Using compost reduces our exposure to dangerous carcinogens found in most fertilizers and pesticides. Compost can also absorb and store water so composters don’t need to irrigate as often. These features make compost very cost-effective; it saves us from purchasing external inputs and can greatly […]