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The Future of Soil Session 2

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15.

Our Family Farms will offer a monthly series to educate the community as to how their food is produced using both cutting-edge 21st century technology and time-tested farming techniques.

Session two: February 20th
Soil is Alive to Nurture the Next Crop Without Added Toxic Chemicals
Agricultural Industry Track 1-4:30 pm; Community Track 6-8 pm
Location: Medford Library
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ingham – Soil Foodweb Inc

This will be followed by 3 more sessions:

Session three: March 20th
Pest Management beyond Neonicotinoids: Predatory Insects and Regenerative Agriculture
Agriculture Industry Track 1-5 pm; Community Track 6-8pm
Location: Medford Library
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Lundgren – Blue Dasher Farm

Session four: April 17th
Pesticide Impacts on Farm Workers, Consumers, and the Environment
Agriculture Industry Track 3-5 pm; Community Track 6-8pm
Location: Medford Library
Featuring:

“Legislative update”, Lisa ArkinBeyond Toxics
“Pesticide Exposures”, Dr. Ray Seidler, retired EPA scientist
“Why We Must Better Manage Exposure and Risks From Pesticides”, Dr. Richard Fenske, Acting Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School Public  Health, University of Washington
“Pesticide Drift is Real”, local resident and farm worker

Session five: May 15th
Oregon Businesses and Regenerative Organic Agriculture
Agriculture Industry Track 1-5 pm; Community Track 6-8 pm
Location: Medford Library
Local farmers, vintners, orchardists, restaurateurs, and consumers will discuss why they have chosen an organic-based business model.
Celebrate Our Local Bounty!
June TBA
At this final event, the Agricultural Industry and Community will come together to celebrate the bounty of our local food system at a local farm. Tantalize your taste buds with the foods and libations of Southern Oregon. Certificates of completion will be given out to those who attended the entire series.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$15.
Website:
http://www.ourfamilyfarms.org/the_future_of_soil_registration

Organizer

Our Family Farms
Website:
http://www.ourfamilyfarms.org

Venue

Medford Library
205 S Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Phone:
(541) 774-8689
Website:
http://jcls.org/home