Rural Innovation Tour

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Name: Rural Innovation Tour
Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
The City of John Day purchased the 58-acre Oregon Pine property in 2017 to create an 80-acre innovation center in the heart of the city. The former mill property will be reclaimed and revitalized into the John Day Rural Innovation Gateway, a location that integrates community, technology, education and commerce with a focus on rural innovation and rural-value creation. The first phase of that development includes the city’s new commercial greenhouse for regional food security and hydroponic crop growth. Come take a tour of the greenhouse, complete with a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s plan for using reclaimed water for food production, in addition to learning about hydroponic growing systems with Agribusiness Project Manager, Matthew Manitsas.
Location:
Rural Innovation Gateway,
Contact Information:
Genevieve Perdue- Blue Mountain Land Trust Conservation Outreach Specialist (541) 620-5754 genevieve@bmlt.org
Fees/Admission:
Free
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