Hey! We are hosting a workshop with local artists and authors Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field (they wrote Build Your Own Earth Oven; Kiko has built ovens for several local businesses, including Gathering Together Farm, The Blue Goat in Amity, Fireworks Restaurant, and most recently, Queen Bee Apiaries). They will guide us in building a wood-fired EARTH OVEN and using it for cooking everything -- especially NATURALLY LEAVENED WHOLE GRAIN BREADS (you'll get starter to take home, as well as a copy of the book).
LOCATION: 770 SW LOOKOUT DRIVE CORVALLIS, OR 97333, home of Bo and Diane - aka Diane's urban farm retreat.
PRICE: Because this is a local workshop for the instructors, and part of a gift exchange, we're able to offer it for only $80.
FOOD: Bring a lunch or have us prepare one for you ($10/day). We'll host a potluck supperon Saturday night if folks are interested.
ACCOMMODATION: For those traveling from out of town, there are rooms available for overnight stay - $60 per night. Please see urbanfarmretreat.com for more information.
MORE INFO: See the attached flyer, and Kiko's website and bookpage If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call! (541 753 0762)
There are a limited number of spaces. To reserve your spot, please send full payment to :
The high cost of delay
Just one day after the Eugene City Council on Monday approved a landmark climate ordinance, the White House issued a report that underscores the importance of policymakers at the national, state and local levels acting to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. . . .
The report estimates the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change could rise by as much as 40 percent if action to reduce emissions is delayed 10 years. Such an increase would outweigh any potential savings of the delay urged by most Republicans and some Democrats, who argue that strong action now on climate change would hurt the economy and cost jobs.
Eugene's ordinance seeks to cut communitywide fossil fuel use by 50 percent by 2030, and it calls for city government operations to be entirely "carbon neutral" by 2020. It requires city officials to prepare detailed plans for achieving the emissions reductions, and mandates progress reviews and status reports. And it binds future councils and city managers to pursue the emissions-reduction goals.
By approving the ordinance, the city has committed itself to a sustained course of action to confront climate change. It has, to borrow an old Irish expression, "tossed its cap over the wall," leaving it with no legal choice but to find a way to get to the other side to retrieve it. . . .
On Monday, Eugene showed the way for other U.S. cities and local governments by turning those aspirational climate goals into law. It did so because council members understood, as the new federal report says, that postponing carbon cuts will ultimately lead to higher costs, both in terms of climate-related impacts and in more expensive emissions reductions.
The council also acted because it was the right thing to do. "Fighting climate change is one of the important and defining issues of our time," Councilor Alan Zelenka said Monday night. "Fortunately, Eugeneans get it."