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Rogue Valley Farm to School Summertime
August 14th, 2012
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Rogue Valley Farm to School is always so grateful and touched by the support of our community. If you would like to help RVF2S cultivate healthy kids, environmental stewardship, farm relationships and the local economy we'd love to hear from you. RVF2S volunteers can lend a hand on the farm or in school gardens when children are present or not. Interested volunteers can join a Board of Directors sub-committee, help organize fundraisers like the Siskiyou Challenge or offer other expertise. 

Of course, financial
donations are also a great way to help RVF2S achieve it's mission. We would really like to grow our recurring gift option as a little ground we can count on planting in each month! 


It's 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.


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
Digital camera

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

Kitchen Supplies
Aprons
Knife blocks for knife storage
Large mixing/serving bowls
Serving tongs
Propane BBQ with side burner
Propane hot water heater
Sturdy harvest baskets
Tablecloths
Kitchen cabinets/shelves
Outdoor tables
Hand washing sink
Cloth dish & hand towels


RVF2S GEAR

   RVF2SMug

Mugs are $12

    BrynTshirt 2 

T-shirts are $16
Childrens 2 - 12
Unisex Adult S - XL
Women's cut too S - 

XL

Local delivery can be arranged, shipping elsewhere in the USA is $5.  Contact us to place an order. Thanks.
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

Susan Muller, Education Assistant
ducation programs
summer camps
530-902-5251

susan@rvfarm2school.org

Leland Fulton, AmeriCorp Volunteer
education assistant
siskiyou challenge
541-482-2424

leland@rvfarm2school.org


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

Hello all,
What a fantastic summer!
How are your gardens growing? So many delicious things to eat! So many amazing adventures! We have a few things we'd like to share, please read quickly so you can get back outside!


S E P T E M B E R   2 2nd,  2012
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Everything is coming together,
we just need YOU!

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Summer Fun on the Farm!

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Children from all over the valley have been experiencing peak farming season and all it’s bounty. At Rogue Valley Brambles in Talent, summer camp participants are tending the cows, pigs, rabbits and chickens, making cheese, and investigating the science of farming. F2T 3Kids Unlimited Summer Camp at Dunbar Farms in Medford are learning about vegetable production, growing and processing grain, food preservation, and harvesting for market. Campers have been vending at the Thursday Medford Market!
RVF2S has added a new summer camp, an Overnight Camp at Rogue Valley Brambles with room for a few more  8 - 11 year olds for a whole lot of farm fun. August 21 - 23


RVF2S Rockstar Volunteers - Barbara & Michael

Barbara RVF2S is lucky to have dedicated volunteers who help us lead educational programs, support fundraising events, and maintain school gardens and farm sites. This summer we are especially grateful to Barbara Rapp and Michael White, who have gone above and beyond to support RVF2S.  Barbara and Michael volunteered as educators during our spring Harvest Meals, and have since adopted RVF2S's large greenhouse at Eagle Mill Farm. Their skilled efforts are insuring that there will be a bounty of melons, tomatoes, peppers, and more for the students participating in the fall Harvest Meals. Students will be able to harvest from the greenhouse after frost wipes out the field grown crops. Extending the season on the farm and in our programs.

Fall is Just Around the Corner

RVF2S will offer Harvest Meals again this September and Pumpkin October 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!
RVF2S Nonprofit friend- Bee Girl
 
BeeGirl logoLocal farms are an integral part of your valley and so are honey bees! Support the Bee Girl organization by attending a class or an event! Bee Girl's next class is Beginning Beekeeping III. This class will highlight honey extraction and overwintering. You can also support Bee Girl by attending the Beekeepers Ball! Enjoy the season by dressing up as a beekeeper, a honey bee, or another bee-themed getup, and dancing the night away to live music. Libations provided by Caldera Brewery and honey-themed treats by local farm-centric Chef Kristen Lyon. Sponsored by the Rouge Valley Messenger. Yes! Costumes are a must to come through the door! For more information on classes and events visit beegirl.org, follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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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