February 10, 2012

February Events

Some events around the Portland area this month:

February 11th 
Join the Zenger Farm Beekeepers to learn the basics of backyard beekeeping. Learn about city regulations, bee needs as well as the various hive options, equipment needed, and seasonal tasks. If weather (and bees) permit, we will be taking a closer look at the Zenger Farm hives.
Cost: $35-50 sliding scale
Taught by Laura Dalton

February 14th
InFarmation and Beer - Genetically Modified (GMO) Crops, specifically from the viewpoint of a farmer and seed grower, a local food processor and a professor that has done extensive research on genetically modified crops.

Sponsored by Friends of Family Farmers
Location - Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland)

February 15th
Love Your Farmer Day: February 15th, 3:30-7: Stop by the Farmers' Market and warm up our winter farmers with some love. Warm drinks will be flowing, seeds will be swapping, and vegetables will be abundant.
Location - People's Food Co-Op (SE 21st and Tibbets, I block north of Powell, Portland)

Seed Swap: 3:30-5:30: bring your seeds - old and new - to swap with other garden enthusiasts. We will provide small bags to carry your new seeds home in.

Garden Planning Workshop: 5:30-7pm: Taught by our friends at Growing Gardens, learn the basics of starting and maintaining your own vegetable garden. Free and open to the public. Call the store to register.

February 26th
Backyard Chicken Keeping Basics, Urban Farm Store
Details and tickets: http://urbanfarmstore.ticketleap.com/basic-chicken-keeping-class/

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