Welcome to the Rockford Grange #501

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AGRICULTURE

At Rockford Grange #501 we are committed to supporting our local agriculture community and small farms. We promote our local farmers with such events as Fill Your Pantry and Crop Talks. Check out our events page for more information and these and our other events. 

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grange hall

Our historic grange building is the space that brings us together. It is a place for us to hold our meetings and share food, laughs, and stories. It also allows us to offer an affordable space for public use such as classes, weddings, quinceañeras, and other special events. For more information on our rentals click below.

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COMMUNITY

The people are what makes our grange so special. We welcome people from all walks of life. You don't have to be a farmer to be a grange member. We are looking for folks who are community minded. As a member you are offered members only benefits through the National Grange Organization as well as benefits that are just for our local Rockford Grange members such as discounted venue rentals. We also offer a Junior Grange program for children ages  5-14. For more information on becoming a member click the button below.

Upcoming Events

THE Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds about important issues and ideas.

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The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon - Friday

, January 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

PLEASE JOIN US for five thought-provoking conversations provided in partnership with Oregon Humanities Conversation Project whose goal is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. Conversation is a powerful medium to invite our community’s diverse perspectives and explore challengingquestions. Hope you can join in!!

1: THE SPACE BETWEEN US / Immigrants, Refugees and Oregonians

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities.

Manuel Padilla is the executive director of Portland Meet Portland and is a teacher and consultant in the areas of dialogue, conflict transformation, social change, and international aid and development.

Rockford Grange doors open and soup's on at 5:30 pm. Conversation begins at 6:30 pm.

$5.00 suggested donation for conversation; no one turned away for lack of funds

Check oregonhumanities.org for more information about the Conversation Project and www.rockfordgrange.net to learn more about the other Conversations featured in the series Conversations at the Grange.

For more information about this community discussion, please contact info@rockfordgrange.net

This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Past Events

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Crop Talk at Rahane -

Tuesday, July 24th 2018

Greetings Farmer!

Join us for July Crop Talk at Rahane Farm in Hood River on Tuesday, July 24th at 6pm. Come learn about a permaculture and forest farm using a cooperative model. There will be a tour of a forest farm, livestock integration, vegetable gardens and description on how multiple entities work towards a common goal in a cooperative model. Rahane Farm is located at 2520 Kingsley Road. Drive 3.5 miles up Kingsley Road and you will see a driveway on your left with an open green gate. Aera will place sunflowers at the entrance as a marker. There will be a potluck at the end of the tour and please bring a dish to share and place settings of your own. RSVP with Rachel Suits at rachel.suits@oregonstate.edu.