Our Family Farms: The Future of Soil

The Future of Soil: A 5-part Workshop Series in Southern Oregon
Starts this weekend!



Series Launch: February 4th, 2018  6-8 pm
History of seed, food and farming practices in Southern Oregon, Our State and Nation
Location: Talent Community Center
We’ll explore the foundation of our agricultural heritage and where we are heading in the future.
An Indigenous People’s Perspective“, Red Earth Descendants
The Bounty of the Earth: Jackson County Agriculture 1850-1920“,
Larry Mullaly, S.O. Historical Society
Sourcing Seeds – Where do seeds come from, past and present“,
Don Tipping, Siskiyou Seeds
Food terminologies of the present time. What does it all mean?”,
Our Family Farms   | Free Event, Donations accepted at the door

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
LocationMedford Library
SpeakerDr. Elaine Ingham – Soil Foodweb Inc

Session three: March 20th
Pest Management beyond Neonicotinoids: Predatory Insects and Regenerative Agriculture
Agriculture Industry Track 1-5 pm; Community Track 6-8pm
LocationMedford Library
SpeakerDr. 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 (google map)

Legislative update”, Lisa Arkin, Beyond 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

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