Friday, August 20, 2010

  • SAVE the Date - Greenhorns Farmer Social
  • September InFARMation (and Beer!) at New Location
  • Cover Crop Price List
  • Up to $750 Reimbursements for OR & WA Organically Certified Growers/Producers
  • Chicken Workshops & Fall Organic Gardening Courses
  • Queen of the Sun-Bee Documentary Screening

Greenhorns Documentary & Farmer Social with Friends of Family Farmers!

Sunday, October 10, 3:30-8:00pm
@ Naomi's Organic Farm Supply

2500 SE Tacoma (at 99E)
Portland, OR 97202

The event:

We're SO excited to be hosting a farmer gathering this fall! Plans are in progress and will include yummy food, a root vegetable tart contest, workshops, music and much fun. The evening will include screening of the Greenhorns' documentary film footage, some socializing and networking, and best of all, dancing! More details coming soon. **Please know that although the Greenhorn project emphasizes uniting young farmers, you neither need to be young nor a farmer to come! Any folks passionate about farming of all ages are welcome.

The Documentary:

"The Greenhorns documentary film, now in post-production, explores the lives of America's young farming community - its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker's hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture - to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming." --

The Greenhorns organization hosts community gatherings around the country in the same vein as ours: here's what they have to say:
"These events provide a venue for networking, socializing, skill-sharing, telling stories, confirming gut feelings, sharing equipment, sharing insight, and building community relationships and team-strength. As we work to represent young farmers, communicate about young farmers, connect young farmers, and gather resources for young farmers -- it really helps to spend time listening to the banter, concerns, and gossip of our constituents, particularly as we start focusing our energy around the coming Farm Bill. The technology needed to gather that critical insight is not complicated: a few bulletin boards, good beer, a bonfire, a farm, a seasonal/technical theme, + a posse of cohorts. If there are others of you interested in convening these gatherings, supporting these relationships and throwing some parties...please be in touch!"

Check out our partners: + JOIN their Farmer Map

September InFARMation (and Beer!) with FOFF at New Location & back to Tuesdays
Moon Shark, DIO and Mayhem would like a cold drink
Tuesday, September 14th, 5:30-8:30pm
@ the Holocene

SE Morrison and SE 10th
Portland, OR

InFARMation (and Beer!) is always free and open to the public, and will now always be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. September's topic will be Organics! Stay tuned to their website for more info.
(this location is 21+, bring ID) (Moon Shark, DIO and Mayhem would like a cold drink and did flash their IDs at me...whoa.)

5:30-6:30 – Arrive, networking, food, beer drinking
6:30-8:00 – Speakers(s), Q & A
8:00-8:30 – Additional discussion, networking & beer drinking

Crimson Clover from Pitchfork & Crow* * * Cover Crop Prices are In! * * *
And we're accepting orders on a rolling basis through the fall - see the cover crop link

We are excited to offer you excellent cover crop pricing this year by ordering in bulk from local growers and wholesalers, saving on shipping costs. Thanks to all who pre-ordered earlier this month!
Plenty of time to still order and any & all input is welcome.

Info on Varieties & How to Pre-Order your Cover Crop seeds on the link above. Pre-Orders are welcome as early as you know what and when you'll need it : )

Chicken Workshops & Fall Organic Gardening Courses

COG - Comprehensive Organic Gardening - Oregon Tilth
September 9th
- 30th

OGCP - Organic Gardening Certificate Program - OSU & Oregon Tilth

September 11th - November 13th


September 11th - 12 - 1pm FREE
Urban Livestock: Backyard Goats @ Muddy Boot Festival

September 25th -
Chicken Coop Design & Building with Growing Gardens and John Carr @ Naomi's Organic Farm Supply

October 2nd - 9 - 11am
Chicken Keeping Basics by Naomi, through PCC @ Naomi's Organic Farm Supply

October 30th - 9 - 11am
Adv. Chicken Keeping: Troubleshooting by Naomi, through PCC @ Naomi's Organic Farm Supply we are unable to bring the seeds

Up to $750 Reimbursement available to OR & WA Organically Certified Growers and ProducersWSDA logo
ODA logo
This year Oregon and Washington are providing up to a $750 reimbursement for farmers and producers who have gone through the process of becoming organically certified. Sweet!

Queen of the Sun Documentary Showing at the Hollywood Theater

September 17th - 30th
@ Hollywood Theater

4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
(Just blocks away from the off-ramp from Interstate 84 in both directions)

(503) 493-1128 - Show times will vary

*Film makers will be in attendance on FRIDAY, September 17th*

We love this film and hope you can come see it. We'll be there in support on the 17th
with information about the benefits of organic growing methods for pollinators.

"Without bees, Albert Einstein said, “man would only have four years of life left.” From the director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, QUEEN OF THE SUN weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, QUEEN OF THE SUN reveals both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature."