RSVP below to join us for a dry farming workshop led by Lucas Nebert of the Oregon State University Dry Farming Project, and a field walk led by Ana Galvis-Martinez of Kawamoto-Wipala Farm and OSA. Dry Farming is a method of growing crops through the dry summer months without relying on irrigation, and instead efficiently utilizing soil moisture that is present throughout the soil profile following the rainy season. In this dry farming workshop, we will showcase our dry farmed bean trial grown at OSA’s research farm, provide tastings of dry farmed produce, and explore taste differences of dry farm versus irrigated crops from Oregon State University’s trials. Workshop topics will include the basic strategies for successful dry farming, including site selection, dry farming management practices, and use of appropriate cultivars.
The dry farming workshop will be held at OSA’s research farm located at Finnriver Farm & Cidery from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afterwards, join us for an optional field walk through dry farming plots at Kawamoto-Wipala Farm in Quilcene, WA from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. led by OSA education specialist and beginner farmer Ana C. Galvis-Martinez. All guests that decide to attend the optional walk at Kawamoto-Wipala are expected to stay congregated in one space and only walk around the property through the spaces that the farmer guides them during the tour.
Dry Farming Workshop
🌾 DATE | Tuesday, September 12, 2023
🌾 TIME | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
🌾 LOCATION | OSA’s research farm in Chimacum, WA
Dry Farming Field Walk
🌾 DATE | Tuesday, September 12, 2023
🌾 TIME | 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
🌾 LOCATION | Kawamoto-Wipala Farm in Quilcene, WA
About the Presenters
Lucas Nebert is a sustainable agriculture researcher who specializes in soil health (M.S. Wageningen University, Netherlands) and plant and soil microbial ecology (Ph.D. University of Oregon), and currently works for the Oregon State University Dry Farming Project, based in Corvallis, OR. He works closely with small to medium sized organic farms in the Pacific Northwest to conduct participatory dry farming research, including variety trials, plant breeding, soil management, and site suitability. His educational projects include the Dry Farming Accelerator Program, which facilitates farmers’ adoption of dry farming, and the Dry Farm Mapping Project, which uses maps to identify suitable dry farming sites, and inform state-level water policy decisions. He also volunteers as the board president and Resilient Seed Stewardship Program coordinator for the Dry Farming Institute nonprofit, also based in Corvallis, OR. His main work focuses on breeding and management strategies for sustainable dry farming of staple crops, including culinary corn and dry beans.
Ana C. Galvis Martinez
For over 20 years Ana Galvis has witnessed, studied, worked, and been part of the collective building of the food justice and food sovereignty movement in Mexico, Colombia, and the U.S. Ana is originally from Colombia, single-mother of a young man, and immigrant to the U.S. She has extensive experience teaching sustainable agriculture to people of different socio-cultural backgrounds, ages, and genders in the academic and the non-profit sectors. In 2022, Ana became a farmer in Jefferson County, WA, taking over a recognized historic Japanese Farm, the Kawamoto Farm, now Kawamoto-Wipala. There, Ana divides her time working for the Organic Seed Alliance, and contributing as she can to the cooling of the planet by implementing sustainable practices and giving devote care to the goats, chickens, bees, cats, dogs and gardens that give her the teachings, love and experiences that she needs to constantly improve as a human being and teacher.