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Imagine a street full of people carrying grocery bags full of holes, leaking 40% of their food onto the ground, totally oblivious to it. Sounds crazy, right! Yet most homes in Eugene leak that much energy every day. Learn how you can improve your home in this informative, action oriented presentation- for homeowners and renters alike. Topics include best “bang for your buck” efficiency upgrades, heating and cooling options (heat pumps), solar electric systems, and considerations for new construction or remodels. Local experts and businesses will be available for personalized questions after the presentation. About the presenter: Zach Erdmann is owner and operator of Premium Efficiency in Eugene. They specialize in home energy inspections with over 15 years of experience. Zach also trains contractors, offers Quality Assurance Inspections, and is a board member of Home Performance Guild of Oregon.
On Sunday Mar 23 we will plant over 80 small native trees, willow cuttings and shrubs at Tadpole Manor, a permaculture development of what was once part of the largest strawberry farm in the Lake Creek Valley. Afterward we'll have a potluck lunch, with a big pot of hearty vegetarian soup guaranteed. Planting will begin by 10 AM, with lunch after 1 PM. There may be some pros from the Watershed Council participating as well. Tadpole Manor is on Nelson Mt. Road, off of Hwy 36, west of Triangle Lake and East of Deadwood. Nelson Creek is protected critical salmon spawning habitat, and also hosts an active beaver population. The creek is rapidly down-cutting and the riparian zone has been severely impacted by farming and logging. Sophia Ross has been working with the Siuslaw Watershed Council for over 6 years planting suitable native species supplied by the council, while reducing the dominance of infamous non-natives such as English Ivy, Giant Knotweed and "Himalayan" blackberry and restoring the 3.5 acres to production of veggies and fruits. She is a founding vendor of value-added farm products at the Deadwood Farmers Market.
We had to re-schedule this due to inclement weather. This looks very exciting to us..."Eugene faith-based urban farming initiative, NAOG Garden, announces its first annual Seed Swap and Plant Share - a free event open to “neighbors” of all gardening skill levels." Here is a little more detail https://naoggarden.tendfarm.com/
• What we'll do Come one, come all! We are hosting a new monthly Meet & Greet at various hosts’ house. Please join us for a vegetarian lunch potluck - bring brunch/lunch snacks or beverages if you like. Children are very welcome. We're looking forward to hearing what dreams and/or projects you guys are working on and connecting the dots of the amazing Eugene community!