The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and SunLife Farm and Ranch, located in Prineville, announce the very first official Dirt Day Soilebration on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
The event will be full of speakers from NRCS and community organizations, as well as interactive displays and presentations, celebrating soil in all of its forms. Soil is one of farming’s most critical natural resources. Visitors can learn about healthy soils and the importance of organic matter by experiencing the NRCS’s soil health trailer demonstrations and examining the soil pit and the multiple layers of strata beneath the surface of the soil.
SunLife Farms’ gathering location for this premiere outdoor event is a two-plus-acre pine grove on the farm, transformed into an educational, science-packed festival in honor of the amazing soil microbiome.
“We are so pleased to have local experts share tips on cultivating healthy soil for growing and agricultural management,” says Jeff Fox, SunLife’s Operations Manager. “We invite visitors to stroll our Sun Dirt Roads and meander to Bootah’s common area for refreshments and food.”
On Dirt Day, Bootah’s, the farm’s concessions, will provide standard offerings of ice cream, shakes and SunFreezes, along with food and other drinks. These tasty treats and the mountain vistas definitely add to the farm experience and can help keep you cool on a hot summer day.
Part-science, part-education and entertainment, Dirt Day is sure to please your inner scientist, farmer or any child. For more information on NRCS, visit www.or.nrcs.usda.gov. For more information on Dirt Day, visit sunlifefarm.com/farming-events.
See you at SunLife Farm and Ranch on Saturday, August 13th! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.