Do your holiday shopping locally on Saturday, December 3rd! [Read more…]
Laughing Planet will donate 15% of the entire day’s sales to the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
Choose from 13 area restaurants for a “Local 6” sample plate under $10!
Join in the Community Apple Crunch and other fun at the Farmers’ Market on October 22nd.
National Food Day will be celebrated locally at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 22, between 9 am and 1 pm at 1st Street and Monroe. Highlights of the event will be free Farmers’ Market tokens for children to spend at their favorite market booths and a community “Apple Crunch” for everyone who is at the market. This celebration is one among hundreds taking place in towns and cities across the U.S. on the sixth national Food Day. [Read more…]
A diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Tuesday, October 4, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by three Coalition partners and one Coalition action team. The public is invited. [Read more…]
Join the fun at Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18. Details HERE >>
Come to the library for a special unveiling on Saturday, August 27.
World renowned artist and Corvallis resident, Peter Erskine, will unveil his most recent installation at a community event on Saturday, August 27, from 2 to 5 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The event will include kids’ activities, music, film, solar exhibits, refreshments, and more.
Peter Erskine’s solar environmental art is based on three big ideas:
- Sunlight is energy
- All life is solar powered
- Everything is connected to everything else
Don’t miss great presentations, networking, and more!
A diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Friday, July 29, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by two Coalition partners, one Coalition action team, and our student interns. The public is invited.
Presentations by Steve Starcevich of Seeds for the Sol and Ryan McCambridge of Linn Benton Food Share will highlight what their organizations are doing to help create a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. Lani Beavers, Intern Program Coordinator/Supervisor for the Sustainability Coalition, will introduce three OSU interns who will tell about the work they’re doing with the Coalition this summer. There will also be a presentation by Owen Dell of the Coalition’s Food Action Team, which has just launched two new projects.
The gathering will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, as well as delicious local refreshments from First Alternative Co-op. The July gathering is sponsored by Coalition partner Republic Services.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-230-1237.
Free guided tours of gardens with edible landscaping.
Last year over 100 community members participated in our free walking tours of food-producing front yard gardens in Corvallis and Philomath. This year we are also including backyards and community gardens.
Tours stop at several gardens, where each resident will give a brief overview of their garden — how they transformed the space, selected what to plant, and overcame any challenges. Between presentations there is time for questions and exploration. The cycling tour covers a greater distance and focuses on community gardens.
Summer 2016 Tours
Thursday, August 4, 6–8 pm
Meet at Philomath Community Garden
Southwest of Hwy 20 & S 9th St intersection
Thursday, August 18, 6–8 pm
Meet at 944 SW 11th St, Corvallis, OR
Saturday, August 27, 9 am–12 pm
(optional long ride 12–1 pm)
Meet at Starker Arts Park parking lot
4485 SW Country Club Dr, Corvallis, OR
A 3.5 mile round-trip bike ride followed by refreshments. Daring participants may opt for an additional 7.5 mile ride at noon to visit the newest Corvallis garden addition—Willamette Community Garden.
2016 Edible Garden Tour brochure >
For more information: email@example.com or 541-230-1237
Sponsored by the Food Action Team’s Garden Group and Bountiful Backyard. Our goal is to encourage residents to consider edible plants as an option when they landscape their yards, thereby increasing home food production in our community. In addition to fostering greater self-reliance, we hope to involve more people in the joys and health benefits of edible gardening: regular exercise, fresh air, healthful and delicious food, and a sense of connection to the neighborhood—and to the earth!
Let us know if you’d like us to feature your garden on a future tour!
We’ve launched a 5-year campaign to accelerate the development of solar energy in Corvallis.