Focus on Hanley Farm – July 2016

Under the hot mid-day sun at Hanley Farm, I find myself challenged to stay cool during the first 100 plus degree heatwave of the summer. As I walk through the garden, I am taken aback as I observe that the plants surrounding me appear to be unfazed by the heat. How does this garden continue to thrive without any irrigation amidst such extreme temperatures?

Join us at Hanley Farm every Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm and learn about our shared history of growing food in a way that is affordable, labor-saving, and requires little to no irrigation.

Living History Days, Saturday, July 16, 11:00am to Sunday, July 17, 4:00pm: The Cascade Civil War Society will hold an encampment and share their characters and stories with visitors. Fire off the canon if you dare!

Tour the Hanley Home and the Civil War-era barn at the farm. Dress up in costumes and take your vintage picture. Enjoy stories of local pioneers told by Marthanne Dedrick. Learn about vegetable gardening practices of the era in comparison with those used today in our no-till garden. Take part in a scavenger hunt, as well as heritage games and activities for children.

Food featuring specialties from the Hanley gardens will be for sale.

House tours are $3. All proceeds will support the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Cascade Civil War Society. Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for SOHS members and children.