September 11, 2022 from 12 – 3pm: Tomato Fest (hosted by Culinary Breeding Network and Wellspent Market) in Portland. DFI tabled here to do outreach and education on dry farming and pomodoro d’inverno, which are tomatoes which are traditionally dry farmed in Italy, stored and eaten in the winter months. DFI has dry farmed them in Oregon for the past couple of years, harvested in September, stored them through the winter months, and offered them at various outreach events.
April 2, 2022 from 11am–3pm: Agrarian Sharing Network (ASN) Propagation Fair Outdoors at Emerald Park (1400 Lake Ave., Eugene, OR): ASN is a decentralized, collaborative network focused on distributing plant diversity to friends and neighbors and creating a shareable reproducible model for others to implement. Don’t miss their last propagation fair of the year! DFI sponsored the drought tolerant rootstock for this event.
May 7, 2022: Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group – Annual Plant Sale. DFI tabled at this event and have starts and/or seeds of top-performing varieties (tomato, squash, melon, bean, corn) from dry farm trials in Western Oregon.
August 26, 2021 – OSU Dry Farming Project Field Day – Corvallis, OR
“Why Buy Dry?” – Washington Water Trust informational and tasting table at the Wallingford Farmers Market with in Seattle, WA on July 21st and 28th 2021.
6th Annual Dry Farming Collaborative Winter Meeting – February 26, 2021. A virtual event for farmers and gardeners organized by the Oregon State University Dry Farming Project, with invited speakers sponsored by the Dry Farming Institute
Adaptive Ag Water Symposium – November 6th 2020. A virtual event with three presentations. As Oregon and other western states deal with drier growing seasons and higher wildfire risks, it is critical to increase our knowledge of how to grow more food with less water, design for enhanced water retention and infiltration, understand the future of water law in Oregon, as well as how to protect farms and crops using green fire breaks.