Up to a 50% reduction in summer water availability is predicted in Oregon within 50 years. It will be critical for the viability of farms in our region and the security of our food system to increase knowledge and awareness of methods of crop production that require little or no irrigation. To initiate this project, a Dry Farming Demonstration was established in Corvallis, Oregon in 2015. This demonstration expanded to three OSU sites in 2016 and more than 10 farms in Western Oregon hosted dry farming trials via the Dry Farming Collaborative. Join us as Amy Garrett, OSU, shares how the OSU Extension Service is partnering with growers to increase knowledge and awareness of dry farming management practices and hear about some of the results from their field trials. Learn how these techniques can be applied in the home garden.
Our Speaker Series provides information on a range of gardening topics
Join us for one of the many garden-focused events we offer. From our Speaker Series, seminars, and Incredible Edibles Plant Sale, speakers and events inspire, educate and help you to grow! Our speakers are horticultural experts speaking on a range of gardening and environmental topics. The events are free unless otherwise stated, and all are welcome.