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Blueberry Workshop: Lifting the Mummy's Curse
Mummy Berry Disease is a fungal infection that affects blueberries growing in cool wet climates...like the Northwest. When it strikes, berry growers often turn to conventional chemical fungicides for control.
That's why we're offering a look at alternative Mummy Berry management strategies in our first ever blueberry production workshop.
Join us on February 21, 2012 from 9:00 am - 2:45 pm for discussions with Organic farmers Eric Pond (Agricare) & Jim Meyer (Cascadian Farms) as well as OSU Organic Blueberry Researchers, Emily Vollmer and Jay Pscheidt
. As part of the program, we'll also visit a local blueberry operation. The best part is, it's only $10 to register online, so you won't have to bet the farm.
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Grower's Own 2012
Whether you call it networking, peer-to-peer learning, or something totally different, the Grower’s Own Conference is a vibrant, interactive gathering where farmers come to share tips and hear from the real experts: other organic farmers.
The day consists of farmer-to-farmer work sessions covering topics chosen by you. Plus, this year's conference offers an extra afternoon filled with updates on organic research and resources for organic and diversified farms. If you're a grower, this is for you!
Friday, Feb. 3 - Saturday, Feb. 4
College of Southern Idaho - Herrett Center
Twin Falls, Idaho
Science in Seattle
A committee of the National Research Council (NRC)
has been charged with determining the best way to evaluate the risks pesticides pose to endangered fish and wildlife. As part of the process, the committee is reviewing the methods used by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as wildlife agencies.
As an extension of our work to protect endangered salmon from pesticides, NCAP's Environmental Health Associate Aimee Code will address the committee.
The committee's public session will be held in Seattle, WA on January 31st. Details as follows:
Tuesday, January 31
1pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Take the Pesticide-Free Pledge!
Most issues you encounter in your home, yard or garden can be avoided or solved using ecological alternatives. That means being pesticide-free isn't just better for the environment, it's also easy! Do your part and take the Pesticide-Free Pledge for 2012.
Take the Pledge
Strength in Numbers
To commemorate NCAP's 35th Anniversary, we are launching a special Strength in Numbers Campaign and inviting you to be a part of the 35th Anniversary Leadership Giving Circle.
The 35th Anniversary Leadership Giving Circle consists of donors giving above and beyond their memberships in order to help NCAP build a matching fund. Members will receive a limited edition recycled Chico shopping bag with NCAP’s 35th Anniversary logo for gifts of $100 or more.
To learn more call Shelly at (541) 344-5044 ext. 17
Join the leadership giving circle and be the foundation for another 35 years of pesticide reform!
You can also renew your membership online via the button below. NCAP relies on support from members like you!
Get a 'Pesticide-Free Area' Sign
When you join the Ladybug Lovely monthly giving program, you receive a new Pesticide-Free Area sign from NCAP and Mountain Rose Herbs. The sign is made from recycled aluminum, so it's a responsible and durable way to state your values!
Call 541-344-5044 ext.17 to learn more about the Ladybug Lovely and how to get your sign.