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Tualatin SWCD Grants Help Farmers Markets Stay Open & Safe

In 2020, our local farmers markets were faced with unprecedented circumstances that caused people to avoid markets and limited opportunities for farmers to sell their […]

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Farm Transition Planning – Why is it So Important?

Managing risk is a must in agriculture. Farmers, ranchers, and forest owners know this well – they take care to plant at the perfect time, […]

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Pictured above is Swallowtail Farm, one of the many small-scale food producers located in Washington County.

Eating Local in the Willamette Valley

Blueberries, strawberries, peaches, oh my! While dozens of grocery stores offer these summer crops all year long, imported foods don’t compare in flavor or nutrition […]

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Caution signs are being posted on rural roads in Washington County to encourage awareness of slow-moving vehicles and to promote driver safety.

ROADS Act: Promoting Safety on Rural Roads

The Oregon Legislature recently passed a bill to address the safety concerns that arise from increased commuter traffic on rural roads. House Bill 3213, also […]

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Eight production beds create a circle around a demonstration plot.

West Union Elementary Awarded Tualatin SWCD Grant to Install Permaculture-Based Garden

West Union Elementary School in Hillsboro has been installing a permaculture-based garden through a grant from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. To ensure […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market

Supporting Emerging Vendors at Beaverton Farmers Market

“Getting any business started is a ton of work. It is another ton of work to keep it going.” That’s how Ginger Rapport of Beaverton […]

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