Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
GROWERS Anastasia Saur and Brady Jacobson hug as they meet at Gorge Grown Farmers Market in September at Springhouse Cellar. How to get others in the community to embrace the local agriculture experience is a mission of the Nov. 18 community conversation.
As of Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Gorge Grown hosts a “Community Conversation” on local agriculture Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Grange. Everyone is welcome to attend, be they vendors, shoppers, or community partners.
Rockford Grange is located on Barrett Drive, one and a half miles west of Windmaster Corner.
Join Gorge farmers’ market vendors, managers, and food fans to ponder some tough questions: Where will markets be next year? What time and day is best? How can we, together, get our neighbors to shop locally more?
All Gorge Grown’s markets will be discussed. Bring your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the markets.
Would you like to learn more about plants and gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with other people?
If you are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program, and have time to attend training and complete volunteer work, you should consider becoming an OSU Master Gardener. The program consists of two parts, classroom training and volunteer service, extending home gardening information to others in the community. Both parts must be completed to become a certified OSU Master Gardener. Now is the time to apply for the OSU/Hood River County Extension Service Master Gardener Program, one of the most popular volunteer programs in Oregon.
Contact Rachel Suits at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-386-3343 ext. 38257, or pick up an application at Hood River County Extension office, located at 3005 Experiment Station Drive. Applications are due back to the Extension office by Dec. 4.