Empowering Growers To Thrive With Less Water
Spring 2022

Thank you for subscribing to the Dry Farming Institute's (DFI) eNewsletter! We are excited to grow together this year and have exciting news, resources and events coming up this spring to share with you.

Please forward this message on to others who may want to stay in the loop and learn more about how we can all help empower growers to thrive with less water.
Dry Farming Seed Directory
The Dry Farming Seed Directory is now live! This directory was developed through our Resilient Seed Stewardship Program and is intended to help growers identify and source high quality crop varieties that have been demonstrated to perform well under dry farmed or minimally-irrigated conditions. For more information visit: https://dryfarming.org/dry-farming-seed-directory/
Dry Farmed Produce Marketing Campaign
These beauties are fresh of the press and available on our website! We partnered with Washington Water Trust, Culinary Breeding Network and Wirtheim Design to create this 'Eat Dry Farmed' poster and expand our Dry Farmed Produce Marketing Campaign.

Visit https://dryfarming.org/product/eat-dry-farmed-poster/ to get yours while supplies last!
Dry Farming Seed Collection & Plant Sale
Do you want to experiment with dry farming or minimal irrigation this growing season? These top-performing drought tolerant crop varieties are a good place to start! Pre-ordered plants will be available in various pickup locations by early May in Portland, Corvallis, Monroe, and Eugene. Seeds and “Eat Dry Farmed” poster can also be mailed anywhere in the U.S. All proceeds will go to hiring our first employee! For more information visit: https://dryfarming.org/spring-fundraiser/
New! Dry Farming Collaborative YouTube Channel
The recorded virtual events with the Dry Farming Collaborative (DFC) from the past couple of years are now archived on the new DFC YouTube Channel thanks to Cassandra Waterman!

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Saturday, April 2nd 11am–3pm: Agrarian Sharing Network (ASN) Propagation Fair will be outdoors at Emerald Park (1400 Lake Ave., Eugene, OR): ASN is a decentralized, collaborative network focused on distributing plant diversity to friends and neighbors and creating a shareable reproducible model for others to implement. Don't miss their last propagation fair of the year! DFI sponsored the drought tolerant rootstock for this event.

Saturday, May 7th 10am - 3pm: Incredible Edibles Plant Sale hosted by the Multonomah County Master Gardeners Association at NE 16th Avenue and Hancock Street in Portland, Oregon. DFI will be tabling at this event and have starts and/or seeds of top-performing varieties (tomato, squash, melon, bean, corn) from dry farm trials in Western Oregon, and the new 'Eat Dry Farmed' poster available for purchase. Supply will be limited so pre-order yours here while supplies last! All proceeds will go directly to further our mission of empowering growers to thrive with less water.

More events are in the works! Check back in! https://dryfarming.org/home/events/

Are you hosting an event helping to empower growers to thrive with less water in some way? If so, we would love to help get the word out! Please reach out at https://dryfarming.org/contact/ with any event or opportunities we can help promote!