Hello, I am Diane, an ORA member in La Grande and worker bee on the Eastern Oregon Food & Farm Guide Project. Over my last few months working on the guide, I have met many of the incredible farmers and ranchers who put local food on our table, including Rob & Linda Cordtz, of Eagle Creek Orchard in Richland, OR. Rob & Linda lost most of their crop (and income potential) due to weather this year, and I am writing to urge you to join me in a "new-fashioned barn raising" effort for Eagle Creek Orchard. Please take action right now and contribute to Eagle Creek Orchard's frost protection fundraiser. Read on to support this local, organic, family orchard!
A hearing on HB 2922, the Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Plan Act, is scheduled for May 13th, 1:00 p.m. by the House Health Care Committee in Salem. Take Action Now to support affordable health care FOR ALL OREGON! Contact your legislators today!
April 17th and 18th ORA, OSU Extension and OSU Small Farms hosted two workshops entitled "Exploring the Small Farm Business Dream" in La Grande and Ontario. About 32 landowners, curent and aspiring producers attended the workshop presented by Garry Stevenson of OSU Small Farms in Corvallis. More workshops to come! Read on.
Calling all Gardeners! Help us spread the word (if not the manure/or compost). Springtime across our region is prompting the re-opening of Community Gradens in several counties, and there are garden plots available for you, your friends, neighbors, local food pantries, 4-H clubs or Master Gardeners. There are also "open garden" times scheduled all season at the garden in Ontario. Read on!