We Can Grow It

Alaska Community, School, and Family Garden Website. Encouraging all to grow a garden whether you are in a village, town or city in ALASKA.

We can grow it in the land of the midnite sun! Yes we can!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture


Mary Peabody, Mary.Peabody@uvm.edu



August 18, 2016

registration now open for the 2016
Conference for women in sustainable agriculture
“Building Connections towards Resiliency” this November
Portland, OR, August 18, 2016–The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, educators, technical assistance providers and activists engaged in healthy food and farming to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers.

Every few years, a regional women’s network or agricultural organization takes the lead in planning this national conference for women, supported by the Women, Food & Ag Network (WFAN) and others. The first national conference was held in fall 2005 in Vermont. This year, organization of the conference is being led by Oregon State University Small Farms with support from a national team of leaders in sustainable agriculture and agricultural women’s organizations.

The conference is scheduled November 30 through December 2, 2016, at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland, and will feature keynote speaker Natasha Bowen, founder of the The Color of Food, a multimedia project focusing on Black, Latino, Native and Asian farmers. Participants will also enjoy eight concurrent, interactive workshop sessions, a trailblazer panel of venerable sustainable agriculture pioneers, a diverse sponsor trade show, author roundtable, incredible tours of area food and farms, and capstone speaker Cathy Whims, Chef and owner of Nostrana, a top Portland restaurant.

Registration for the conference only is $200. Tour selections and additional events may be added for a modest fee. Sponsorships are still available. For $200, sponsors receive an 8’ table and may sell product at the trade show. Registration, tour descriptions, lodging information and more are live on the conference website, http://2016wisa.org/, and news and updates will be posted to facebook: www.facebook.com/WiSA2016.

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For more information, please contact Mary Peabody (Mary.Peabody@uvm.edu), Maud Powell, 541-776-7371(maud.powell@oregonstate.edu), or Melissa Fery, 541-730-3538 (melissa.fery@oregonstate.edu.)

Jo Lynne, Spokane RMA

Jo Lynne Seufer, Risk Management Specialist
USDA/Risk Management Agency
Spokane Regional Office
(Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)
11707 East Sprague Ave, #201
Spokane, WA 99206
(509)228-6335 Office
800-205-9953 (in AK, ID, OR, WA) Toll Free
(509)998-6902 Gov't Cell

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Soup at the Sullivan TODAY

The 11th annual

Soup at the Sullivan

Roadhouse Museum (SRM)

11:30 a.m. ‘til soups gone (usually 1:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


• “garden fresh” home made soups

• fresh baked breads

• home made ice cream

• tea, rhubarb punch, and cucumber water

This FREE event is graciously sponsored by the Delta

Chamber of Commerce and friends of the SRM.

Donations are welcome - proceeds go towards

the care of the SRM gardens and grounds.

Thank you to our generous volunteers who provide this wonderful lunch
served in our community.