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Rogue Valley Farm to School Warm Winter Greetings
December 13th, 2012
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Before the year is over RVF2S needs to raise funds to meet our budget goals.
Y o u   c a n   h e l p !

Please make a gift at whatever level you can and support RVF2S programs, empowering people all over the Rogue Valley to know where their food comes from and to take care of the environment. Community support is the key to our successful programs. You make the difference, please share with us in owning the accomplishments of Rogue Valley Farm to School. We would really like to grow our recurring gift option as a little ground in which we can plant with certainty each month!  Making a recurring donation is an easy way to give that allows more of each dollar to directly benefit our programs.  This option allows you to give as little as $5 per month, you may increase, decrease or suspend your gift at any time. It is so nice to have enthusiasm for our programs expressed in all the ways you all do, thank you!

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RVF2S is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.


Give the gift of Farm Education!
When you purchase RVF2S clothing & gear, you support our programs and the recipient of the mug, t shirt or hoodies knows you care about RVF2S.

RVF2S & SC GEAR 
is avaiable through
our
website or by email

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Local delivery can be arranged, shipping elsewhere in
the USA is included.  

RVF2S Wish Lists 
If you have any of the following that you could donate to our organization, we'd sure appreciate it and be happy to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.  Used or hand-me-downs are always welcome. Thank you.
Office Supplies
 Storage shed
Storage bins    Paper cutter

Garden Supplies 
Hand spades /clippers
Wheelbarrow/garden carts
Kids garden gloves
Pegboard     Rototiller
Utility sinks      Shovels 

Kitchen Supplies
Aprons     Outdoor tables
Knife blocks for knife storage
Propane BBQ with side burner
Propane hot water heater
Sturdy harvest baskets
Tablecloths
Kitchen cabinets/shelves
Hand washing sink


Tracy Harding, Executive Director
general information
farm to cafeteria
siskiyou challenge
541-488-7884

tracy@rvfarm2school.org

Melina Barker, Education Director
education programs
volunteer coordinator
541-890-7004

melina@rvfarm2school.org


Learn More...
Visit our website
to find out more about RVF2S staff, board of directors and programs.

Hello,
What a great year RVF2S has had! And what exciting plans we have for 2013
!
We hope the same is true for all of you!


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The Siskiyou Challenge is much more than a fundraising event for RVF2S, it is an amazing community building event for all. While we can measure the proceeds, approximately $11,000 - thank you - it is difficult to measure the other important impacts. The increased awareness for RVF2S programs and for the vital relationships between schools, consumers, local businesses, including local farms - are all equally valuable.  

Thank you to all the Siskiyou Challenge sponsors, volunteers and participants!  

     2013 Siskiyou Challenge - September 28th                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                           photo credit: 
George Rubaloff


U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

2013 Siskiyou FilmFest 
February 8th & 9th

Performing Arts Center at the Grants Pass High School

RVF2S will be hosting
KidFest on Saturday at 11am 
featuring environmental shorts for families!


The Siskiyou FilmFest also hosts a youth filmmaking contest,
see the web for details soon.


New Sammy's Dinner 
Sunday, February 24th


The 5th Annual fundraising dinner to feed RVF2S programs!

Reservations 541-535-2779 ~ more details coming soon!


Onions

On-Farm Programs - What a beautiful Autumn we’ve had on the farms! We did not have to cancel any of our Fall programs due to weather – what a treat! We provided 32 Harvest Meals at the four farm sites that host our education programs – Eagle Mill Farm in Ashland, Dunbar Farm in Medford, Rogue Valley Brambles in Talent and White Oak Farm & Education Center in Williams. Children from Kindergarten through 8th grade collected seeds and created seed packets, searched for and identified beneficial insects and pests, cared Lick 4for farm animals, harvested lots of produce, and whipped up scrumptious meals. Some of the dishes enjoyed this season were wood-fired oven baked pizza with farm-grown toppings, creamy pumpkin sage soup, sautéed kale with garlic, oven-roasted delicata squash, and all sorts of salads.
For the younger learners, we hosted 34 Pumpkin Tours at Eagle Mill Farm in Ashland. Many of the groups participating in these tours were Head Start preschools. We had a bumper crop of pumpkins this year – from preschooler-size pie pumpkins to giant Jack O’ Lanterns. It’s safe to say that every child who came got his or her pick! Following this successful season, we’ve already started booking classes for next Spring.


Spring is Just Around the Corner

RVF2S will offer Harvest Meals again this Spring at farms in Ashland, Talent, Medford, and Williams. Hundreds of students will visit these farms with their class to learn about where their food comes from and to develop relationships with a local farms. RVF2S always needs help from community members interested in teaching kids about farming and healthy food preparation. 
 
Let us know if you would like to get involved!

We appreciate your help in cross-pollination, please forward our eNewsletter to other people you know who may be interested. If you are new to our eNewsletters, back issues are archived on our website. Thank you.

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