Oregon is rich in agriculture. It shapes our landscape, our economy and who we are as a people. And it just makes sense that nearly half the schools in Oregon have a school garden, where students are learning the fundamentals of food production, along with the essential skills they need for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Springtime in Oregon is a wonderful time of year for agriculture. Right now is the time to prepare the soil, and plant seeds and transplants. There are also a lot of decisions to be made about what to grow, and how and when to grow it.
February in Oregon means rain, rain, rain. Believe it or not, that’s actually a good thing! Farmers need the rain now to replenish ground water they use during the hot dry summer to grow our food.