Posted by: plreber | June 26, 2008

“Living on the Land” Small Acreages Workshop Series

Living on the Land in Lane County

Creswell, OR

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners. There are four workshops in the series and one field tour. Workshops will be taught by agency and industry professionals and local landowners. The field tour will have stops to visit with landowners in the Coast Fork Willamette River Watershed area. Participants will learn about some of the management practices these neighbors are implementing on their land. Living on the Land is sponsored by OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program, East Lane Soil and Water Conservation District and Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council.

The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 PM, beginning July 24 and concluding on August 14th at the Creswell Community Center. Topics include Managing Soil to keep it Productive, Pasture and Grazing Management, Understanding Water Resources, Wells and Septic Systems and Weed Management. The Saturday field tour will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 2, 2008. Picnic lunch will be provided.

The registration fee for the entire series is $20.00 per person or $30 per couple from the same farm. Each participant will receive a class binder of educational materials and snacks will be provided during the evening sessions. Registration is required prior to the workshop series, class size is limited.

Registration materials are available online at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/. For more information or to request a registration form contact Chrissy Lucas at the OSU Extension Small Farms Program, 541-766-3556 or Chrissy.Lucas@oregonstate.edu

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