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Sustainable Silverton hosts adaptation event

By James Day Thriving in Times of Change is the theme for the Sustainable Silverton event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at The Oregon Garden. Admission is $12 and includes refreshments. Registration is available at  https://www.simpletix.com/e/thriving-in-times-of-change-tools-for-adap-tickets-163552/. The conference begins inside the Garden’s education center, which is the building on the right as you enter […]

Fix it! Repair event set for March 16 at Silver Falls Library

Sustainable Silverton is hosting a Repair Fair and Share from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Free services to be offered at the event include small appliance repair, simple jewelry repair, sewing and textile repair, house plant consulting, simple bike repairs and tech assistance with computers/phones/tablets/electronics and tool […]

Resiliency – Sustainable Silverton hosts conversation

By James Day Sustainable Silverton is putting on an event on how communities such as Silverton can thrive in changing times. The free event runs 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb., 8 at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Presenters in the “community conversation” will look at the examples of the 2020 wildfires and the 2021 ice […]

Kayla Bordelon, OSU Extension regional fire specialist, discusses the fire danger of decks during a wildfire resiliency workshop on July 22 at the Oregon Garden. James Day

Wildfire school – Workshop offers tips on fire prevention

By James Day About 50 people gathered Saturday morning at The Oregon Garden to learn more about wildfire resiliency and emergency preparedness. Experts from the Silverton Fire District, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and Oregon State University Extension offered tips to the group, which consisted of local residents, environmental activists, fire officials and landscaping professionals. Key topics covered included wildfire risk evaluation, […]

Defensible space workshop July 22

A defensible space and wildfire resiliency workshop featuring experts from around the state is set for July 22 at The Oregon Garden in Silverton. The 9 a.m. to noon event is free but reservations are required. Space is limited to 50. See https://tinyurl.com/e5uynwuk to register.   The workshop offers the essential skills and knowledge needed to protect your home and […]