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Standing Up for Small Farms at the Oregon Legislature

by Natalie Danielson, Central Oregon Organizer for Friends Of Family Farms Rising land prices, too little water, too much water (or snow!), climate change, one-size-fits all regulations…in the midst of all these threats and more, how can our community work together to protect Oregon’s agricultural legacy? As a grassroots organization, we at Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) strive to listen, to mobilize and be the voice for Oregon family farmers who responsibly steward their land…

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The Relationship Between Soil & Water in the High Desert

by MOLLY McDOWELL DUNSTON of North of South Landscapes A successful garden is not based on any singular component or attribute of the garden, it is a combination of the many factors that came together to create the garden. It could be the plant stock, seed variety, specialty fertilizer, the perfect exposure of morning sun and afternoon shade, or the aged manure compost amended soil, or just luck. There are so many factors that can…