The second Community Food Land Trust (CFLT) informational meeting will be held at Mary's River Grange Hall Saturday, March 11th, from 3 - 5pm. Please join us to discuss Ten Rivers Food Web's latest project, expanding our mission to, "hold food land in perpetuity within a public benefit land trust".
The CFLT will provide new farmers affordable access to food production land as well as a direct means for the local community to support and enhance a durable food system.
This is a project that will interest retiring farmers, homestead land holders, and people who have retired from some other career and are "retired new farmers". Also, Beginning Farmers (BF's) who are seeking land, and others who would like to see this project for a durable food future succeed.
Oregon Tilth is offering a monthly webinar series in 2017 on a variety of professional and technical topics in organic agriculture and food production. Everything from transitioning to organics for farmers newly interested to regenerative agriculture and updates on new legislation that will affect current organic producers. Sign up for one or all!
Two years of conversations with farmers in the Ten Rivers region have resulted in expansion of the Ten Rivers mission to “hold food land in perpetuity within a public benefit land trust.” The Community Food Land Trust (CFLT) provides new farmers affordable access to food production land. It also provides a direct means for the local community to support and enhance a durable food system.
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Calling all gardeners and farmers! This is the last week of the Soil Amendments Sale online ordering period. There is still time to order soil amendments for your garden or farm, it's easy as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Here's how it works:
We're thinking about your soil!
Soon it'll be time to order soil amendments to feed the microbes, fungi, and other members of the soil micro-herd, who will in turn help feed your plants.Order with us in January to get bulk pricing and save on freight charges. We'll group your order with those of other local farmers and gardeners so we all share in the savings. On March 4, everybody will meet up to get their items and enjoy the day. Proceeds help support Ten Rivers Food Web.
Here's how it works:
If you can, please volunteer to help us make it all happen!
For info and assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, it is the end of the year 2016 and TRFW along with all the other non profits is asking you for financial support. TRFW is a 501(c) 3, and your donation is tax deductible. We appreciate any size donation. In a brilliant article by Jonathan Latham, Ph.D , published in Independent Science News (independentsciencenews.org) there is a list worth remembering of why you should give your money, time, and purchasing power to those promoting a locally based, regional food system. We are: Grass Roots, as in from the soil to the table; low budget; local in our work but international in that we’re happening everywhere; and we’re based on a fundamental biological understanding of the world.
Latham points out that “rather than a mere ideology, the food movement is based on pure biology and is therefore in a position to supply what our society lacks: mechanisms to align human needs with the needs of ecosystems and habitats.” And, as the work of TRFW over the years demonstrates, do this in the face of the onslaught of those whose habits and practices wreak destruction of those very biological systems and habitats.
TRFW works with three focus areas:
(1) Protection and Development of our Locally Based Food Lands, both now and for future generations;
(2) programs to Distribute the food produced on these lands in ways that get those foods to local and regional consumers affordably, while being supportive of small farms, and pointed toward a delivery system that can become carbon free and supports renewable energy systems;
(3) and providing everyone with information regarding the highest quality nutrition in our human and animal diets, from a team that includes Doctors, Researchers, Farmers, and citizens concerned about human and animal health.
TRFW relies on individual donations as a base from which to operate our programs that are sometimes supported with grants. That base, used carefully by our board, amounts to about $13,000 per year. We hope that in this season of thanks and giving you will continue to support TRFW as we continue our mostly volunteer-run work in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, that work has a wide-ranging influence across Oregon and beyond.
Harry MacCormack and The TRFW Board of Directors
You can donate on-line, by mail, or leave a community legacy by remembering Ten Rivers Food Web in your will or estate plan. Together we are a powerful force for positive change.
Send checks to:
Ten Rivers Food Web
PO Box 2680
Corvallis, OR 97339
Pre-ordering for Fill Your Pantry has been extended to Saturday, October 29th. Check out all the details and place your order here!
The 7th Annual Fill Your Pantry in Corvallis is Sunday, November 6th, 2016 in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds (the same building that hosts the Corvallis Indoor Farmers’ Market). Fill Your Pantry will take place from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Fill Your Pantry is a one-day farmers’ market offering bulk quantities of beans, grains, storage crops, and preserves. We believe this event is a great way to facilitate local eating throughout the fall and winter months. It also allows our local food farmers, ranchers, orchardists, and beekeepers to move large quantities of produce before the winter season while demonstrating the ability to raise edible staples across the Willamette Valley.