Friday, June 8, 2012

Two and three weeks out -- a great great ride and a great party benefiting a great place

Third Annual Hoedown & Silent Auction

Saturday: June 30, 2012

Join The Pagan Jug Band and Special Guests for the third Annual Farm Benefit with Silent Auction & Hoedown! Come out to the farm and camp for the weekend, bring your family, Bring An Instrument For Jams, definitely bring your dancin' feet ... biggest bonfire in town, camping under the stars, and of course music, music, music!!!

Local food and beverages will be available for purchase.

In the historic and (incredibly) scenic Waldo Hills!

  • $5 -$20 donation per person, kids 12 and under free, camping available - (see below)
  • Optional Sunday Brunch - (see below)
  • Sorry, No Dogs Allowed
  • 2:00 pm Gates open to campers - (see below)
  • 3:00 pm Gates open to public, games and activities begin
  • 4:00 pm Live music begins with WhistlePig, Route 41, and The Pagan Jug Band
  • 5:00 pm Silent Auction begins
  • 9:00 pm Silent Auction ends
  • Bonfire begins at dusk.
$20.00 - Camping (tent)Please register your camping space in advance. Space is limited, and we cannot guarantee room will be available on the day of the event. To reserve a camping spot, please email us or call us at: 503-873-3406.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse campers that do not accommodate our family atmosphere.
  • $20 camping fee (tent)
  • $30 camping fee (trailer)
Sunday Brunch:

Brunch will be available between 9:00am - noon, and is a full menu, buffet-style brunch including beverages. Tickets for brunch must be purchased by Saturday before 9pm.
  • $10 adults (13 and up)
  • $6 kids aged 4-12
  • FREE ages 3 and under
Call us at 503-873-3406 for more information, or email us by clicking here:

Petal Pedal
Saturday June 23, 2012

Cycle the Summer Solstice!

  • A gourmet distance ride in the Willamette Valley.
  • Blooming fields of flowers along serene, low traffic routes.
  • Free Hopworks beer & gourmet dinner at the finish line.
  • World class support from start to finish.
  • On site boutique hotel amidst 80 acres of gardens.
  • Campout under the stars at Historic GeerCrest farm!
Explore the Willamette Valley's Roads Less Traveled.

Petal Pedal is a gourmet distance "Century" bike ride like no other. You'll journey along scenic, quiet roads along mostly flat routes (with a hilly option to visit Silver Falls) as you drift away to another world.

Description: The ride starts and ends at The Oregon Garden, Oregon's premier botanical garden with over 80 acres of specialty areas. Your ride pass includes
  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • gourmet dinner
  • free beer
  • full support
  • access to the garden.

    Petal Pedal is a fully supported ride with three distances to choose from 100, 60 or 30 miles. You will enjoy riding on quiet rural roads, passing waterfalls and wineries, with friendly rest stops every 15 miles.

    Plan to stay all weekend and explore Silverton, the friendliest town in Oregon, and the surrounding area.
Camping facilities available at GeerCrest Farm! Pitch your tent, or sleep under the stars on this historic Century Farm! Then join us Sunday morning for a farm-fresh brunch!

Just $10 a night for camping or only $15 for both Friday & Saturday nights. Add $10 for Sunday Brunch ($5 for kids up through 12). Register via PayPal here.

Oil addiction generates denial | Energy Bulletin

A choice bit:

Little time left to deal with our addiction

Rising gasoline prices should ideally be welcomed as a warning of what is soon to come. One of the keenest observers of the geopolitics of oil and the precarious nature of our U.S. oil dependence is Michael Klare.

Because the American economy is so closely tied to oil, it is especially vulnerable to oil’s growing scarcity, price volatility, and the relative paucity of its suppliers. Consider this: at present, the United States obtains about 40% of its total energy supply from oil, far more than any other major economic power.
We will now have to prepare for major economic changes and high gas prices. Oil and politically sensitive gasoline prices have receded in price the last month, but this is in no way a sign that our lives can return to the cheap oil era of the past. We are busily preparing to fight Iran. The energy wars are heating up globally . The hour is getting late.
Klare now calls on Obama to be honest about the true gravity of our current situation.

President Obama has to be honest with the public. There is no solution to high prices, other than a change in the behavior of our energy use, because there is no cheap oil left on the planet. We have to begin a process of converting to alternative forms of energy or alternative forms of transportation. And he has to be honest.