Grange Events

We offer a large range of events to grange members and to the public. Join us and see why the grange community is the place to be. 


This Google Calendar shows events hosted by the Rockford Grange. The Rockford Grange may be interested in Co-Sponsoring events that further our mission of building community and reviving a culture of food. Please contact us to discuss the details at info@rockfordgrange.net

 

Upcoming Events

CONVERSATIONS at the ROCKFORD GRANGE

JOIN US for our first season of the Conversation Project hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River and presented by Oregon Humanities, whose goal is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus.  These conversations invite diverse perspectives and nurture respectful civic engagement and curiosity. 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

See the entire schedule by clicking here:

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Friday 2/22/19 - 5:30 PM

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Stewarding Our Public Forests - We live in a state with abundant forests, and yet we don’t all see the same thing when we look into the woods. Oregon is known for both its timber industry and its deep environmental values. What are the beliefs we have about our forests and what will we, as a state, do to steward, manage, and protect this special resource?

Friday 3/22/19 - 5:30 PM

It’s a Free Country: Exploring the Limitations and Responsibilities of Freedom - Ever heard the expression "America: land of the brave and free" or "It's a free country! I can do what I want"? Maybe you think or say these things yourself. But what does it mean to "be free"? How do we define, value, and experience freedom personally and in community? Does everyone have access to freedom in the same way? What choices come with freedom and what are the responsibilities that accompany those choices? How does the concept of "freedom" play out in a diverse, democratic society?

Friday 4/26/2019 - 5:30 PM

Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice - Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers’markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?


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Seed Share -

March 9, 2019

Join us for Rockford Grange's 6th Annual Seed Share!

* FREE seeds available to home gardeners
* All non-GMO and many locally-adapted heirloom varieties available
* Expert advice from local farmers and gardeners
* Kids activities and refreshments
* Bring your extra seeds to share (not necessary)

For more information call: 541-806-2344 or email us at info@rockfordgrange.net

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Join us in November 2019 for FILL YOUR PANTRY-

Beyond a traditional farmers' market, this bulk buying event provides a way for Gorge residents to stock up for the winter months with storable food products that are grown by local farmers. Shoppers can fill their pantries and freezers while supporting local farmers and strengthening our local food system. 

Shop in bulk for potatoes, onions, root crops, winter squash, beans, grains, fruit, honey, cheese, dried herbs, jams, jellies and more. 

Enjoy food storage demonstration, educational materials, kid's activities, and live music from The Coffers. 

Demonstrations will include: OSU Master Food Preservers sharing tips on food storage, drying, fermenting veggies, and more. Grow Organic will demonstrate home-scale food preservation tools. Bergin's Organic Custom Seeds will demonstrate cleaning grains and beans for home use.

Soup and bread will be available to enjoy by donation. 

Contact info@rockfordgrange.net for more info.
Presented by the Rockford Grange, Gorge Grown Food Network, and OSU Extension Services.


CROP TALKS

Presented by Rockford Grange and OSU, Small Farms Program

Every 4th Tuesday from February through September, farmers will come together to network, share a meal and learn something new!

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PLANT Share 

Get a jump start on your spring garden with vegetable, flower and fruit starts at our annual plant share fundraiser.