Despite 6-12 inches of fluffy white snow, a dozen collaborators trekked out to Sisters Library in Sisters, Oregon, to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming Farm School. A schedule of workshops was organized on a variety of topics, designed with both producers, interns, and the general public in mind, with the first of the series debuting on April 9th and 10th.
We had a fantastic group of people assembled for this project, including the local Slow Food Chapter, Central Oregon Locavore, and Oregon State University. We can’t wait to get started! We’re looking for fundraising ideas – got any good ones? Leave them in the comments section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We will soon be accepting applications for our 2011 Farm School internships. Internships are May through October and will consist of daily work on an organic farm paired with visits to neighboring producers and lectures on a variety of topics from local experts.
Interns will learn how food is produced, prepared, and consumed. Interns will learn to be good stewards of the land and build a base of knowledge that they may take with them, including an understanding of local food systems including production, processing, marketing, distribution, acquisition, and consumption. Interns will learn the basics of nutrition and pathways to accessing nutrition.
Our goal is to build stronger ties between farmers and consumers, and to give consumers a greater knowledge and appreciation for their food sources. We aim to improve our students’ health through physical contact with the land via experiential outdoor classrooms. Plots to Plates also aims to demonstrate the value of growing and eating local, sustainably produced food.
Applications for the 2011 program will be posted in late fall. Contact us via email at email@example.com for more information! We hope to hear from you soon.
October harvest from Rainshadow Organics.