New Permanent Signs for the Fairgrounds Gardens!

On Monday Mike Nelson and I installed the 6 new full color metal signs on the five Firewise Demonstrations Garden beds at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.  One sign is for the project as a whole and the rest describe the purpose of each garden bed; the Permaculture Garden, the Bees and Pollinator Garden with Mike's … Continue reading New Permanent Signs for the Fairgrounds Gardens!

The Landscape of Environmental Justice

Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM Large Meeting Room – Medford Public Library 205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501 RCC’s Diversity Programming Board & SO Health-E invite you to join us for dinner & a discussion about climate, environmental, & social justice, food security, and health outcomes. Please register for the event … Continue reading The Landscape of Environmental Justice

Right to Repair

Stand up for your Right to Repair! State Legislators have the power to protect you from unfair and deceptive policies that make it difficult, expensive, or impossible for you to repair the things you own. Right to Repair or Fair Repair Bills have been introduced in 18 states, but they  will only pass if you … Continue reading Right to Repair

Oregon Master Naturalist Training

The Oregon Master Naturalist Program provides an opportunity to learn about natural resources through the study of scientifically sound information: the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology, the history and processes of landscape change, as well as the most relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management. Participants volunteer for natural resources programs, agencies, organizations, … Continue reading Oregon Master Naturalist Training

Swallows Raising Family in Permaculture Garden Bed at Fairgrounds!

While weeding the Fairgrounds Demonstration garden beds this week, we noticed a pair of swallows darting in and out of one the birdhouses that David Sligar made for our Permaculture Garden bed!  Needless to say we are pretty psyched about that!   We have had Monarchs lay eggs in the Monarch Butterfly Garden and many many … Continue reading Swallows Raising Family in Permaculture Garden Bed at Fairgrounds!

Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference

Fruitdale Grange is hosting Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference May 23, 2018, 9-12 noon Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527 Overview All over our state and country there are disasters that happen—fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, blizzards and even occasional dislocations of essential food and water due to economic disasters. In order to … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference

Update on RCC Bioswale/RainGarden Project

  The new gravel path is nearly finished and runs from one end of the garden to the other, the boulders have been placed, and four bird houses hung: three have larger holes for Bluebirds or Swallows (most likely violet green), and one is for smaller birds (Chickadees or Nuthatches) (see below).  SRV member Mike … Continue reading Update on RCC Bioswale/RainGarden Project