Wednesday, August 23rd, 4-6 pm: Dry Farming Field Day at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, Corvallis, OR
This year their demo includes a variety trial of diverse crops that are traditionally dry farmed in northern Africa and the Middle East, including sorghum, sesame, millet, cowpea, melon and African rice. Furthermore, they will be demonstrating different tillage and interplanting practices in a dry farmed context. Other featured dry farmed crops will include winter squash, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers – there will be plenty of tasty dry farmed tomatoes and melons to try as well!
Details and RSVP Here: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/dry-farming-field-day-oak-creek
Thursday, August 31st, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Dry Farming Field Day at OSU Vegetable Research Farm, Corvallis, OR
This field day will feature OSU experiments on dry farm culinary corn breeding, management of blossom-end rot in dry farmed tomatoes, and dry farmed melon and dry bean variety trials. There will be dry farmed melon and tomato tasting at this event!
Wednesday, September 6th, 3-6pm: Dry Farming Field Day at North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC), Wilsonville, OR
Join us outside for an afternoon focused on dry farmed vegetables. There will be field demonstrations of crops that thrive without the aid of irrigation, such as tomatoes, melons, and winter squash. Learn from farmers and researchers as they discuss dry farming vegetables in the Willamette Valley. There will be field tours of the different crops grown in the new agrivoltaic plot (solar panels) as well as out in the control plots. NRCS and SWCD conservationists will be present to share information about programs that support farmers. This event is for farmers of all small-scale vegetable farmers, but is specifically designed to benefit farmers with at least three years of experience.
Saturday, September 16th, 11-3pm: The Tomato Festival (3rd Annual!) at Wellspent Market (935 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232)
The Culinary Breeding Network, Oregon State University (Dry Farming Project & Vegetable Breeding Program), the Dry Farming Institute (DFI). There will be a diverse array of tomatoes (many dry-farmed!) to try, learn about and buy. DFI will have an assortment of dry-farmed tomatoes and melons for sale and educational materials available. Come see us!
Saturday, October 7th: Water Resilience Learning Circle in Central Point, OR
American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) Veteran Women for the Land in the PNW program will host a Water Resilience Learning Circle in Central Point, OR, with OSU Extension and the Dry Farming Institute. For more information visit https://farmland.org/project/pnw_vwfl or contact Chantel Welch (AFT’s PNW Project Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-726-2676.
Sunday, October 22nd, 6-7:30pm: MRWC Pub Talk at Common Fields in Corvallis, OR
Mary’s River Watershed Council’s October Pub Talk at Common Fields (545 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333) will be on Dry Farming: What is it and how does it affect our watershed? with Amy Garrett (DFI) and Nate Johnson (Sunbow Produce).