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After the Summer of '21: Checking in with Local Growers - Shared screen with speaker view
Linda Peterson Adams
23:50
Welcome all!
Kate Jackson
25:48
Good evening. Happy winter solstice!
Kate Jackson
01:00:04
TID had a gap in spring, then quit end of June is what I recall
Linda Peterson Adams
01:08:57
How has hemp and pot production affected the ability to lease land for food production and water consumption? Has there been a shift from pears/ grapes/ food to pot? How can we help support local growers for local food production and distribution?
Louise Shawkat
01:09:31
My question also
Candace Turtle
01:11:28
I admire these farmers’ resourcefulness. We are. So fortunate to have them.
Louise Shawkat
01:18:39
Does vertícle farming appropriate?
Flavia and Cary
01:21:16
Is there an avenue for farmers to earn revenue for doing carbon sequestration farming?
Marion Hadden
01:21:56
A few other resources: Applegate Watershed Partnership Council & Jackson Soil & Water.
Angelina Cook
01:23:13
What qualifies as a small farm? Are large ranchers and conventional farmers open to switching to more drought tolerant crops?
Candace Turtle
01:25:04
While I could really use a big glass of wine right about now, we can’t live on grapes all the time. I hope we find ways to keep a diverse group of farms here. Thanks for organizing this evening, Lorrie. Rotary is excited to become involved in the environment and sustainability. Please join us in this work if you are interested. My email: turtle.candace@gmail.com
Lorrie Kaplan
01:27:47
Thank you Rotary of Ashland for your support of this program! It”s exciting that Rotary has a new focus on environment and sustainability. That feel like a great step!
Candace Turtle
01:33:24
Is there a role in legislation to address the need for responsible sheeting? Or responsible usage of sheeting.
Pam Marsh
01:35:39
I don’t know how to approach the sheeting issue on its own, since some of our food farmers also use sheeting.
Candace Turtle
01:36:11
Thanks. I know these issues are complicated.
Linda Peterson Adams
01:36:17
Really miss the ground cherries, Josh.
Lorrie Kaplan
01:36:26
For the last few minutes I’d like for listeners to share appreciation with the panelists. I hope you will join me in that
Kate Jackson
01:36:32
The sheeting is nearly impossible to recycle and the more ‘compostable/renewable material ones are much more expensive...'
Kate Jackson
01:37:09
are citrus drought tolerant?
Julie Greene
01:37:51
We walk past fields in Talent daily, and are so grateful for the farms and farmers we see in all the seasons. We are gratefully aware that we eat, because of what you do. Thank you!!
Angelina Cook
01:38:57
Josh mentioned that he has a groundwater right, but I didn’t hear any of the farmers mention wells. I’m curious to what degree does agriculture use groundwater wells to irrigate crops? And who regulates groundwater well use in Oregon?
Linda Peterson Adams
01:40:08
Have really enjoyed this program and am so in admiration of all of our local farmers. Looking forward to all your efforts. Tuesday Market in Phoenix tomorrow!
Maud Powell (she/her)
01:40:09
https://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dry-farm-collaborative
Flavia and Cary
01:40:46
My friend moved away because of the drought and smoke, and I so miss her input. It wasn’t her sheep that I’ll miss, but what she gave this community. I think every farmer contributes in more ways than just producing. Your wisdom and way of life make this region richer.
Pam Marsh
01:44:28
We need to establish an ongoing small farmer relief fund to help our farmers negotiate whatever comes forward.
Marion Hadden
01:52:00
Thank you all!
Julie Greene
01:52:14
Thank you for your time, expertise, and dedication. Lorrie, thank you for such a great webinar!
Pam Marsh
01:52:22
Such a great line up and discussion. Thanks to the panelists, and thanks to Lorrie and team for pulling this together.
Angelina Cook
01:52:47
Thank you all! Happy Solstice.