Category Archives: General

Century Farm Event – Open House At Chegywn Farms

McMinnville 100 year Celebration

New Executive Director

The District is pleased to introduce Larry Ojua, our new District Executive Director.  Many of you may know Larry because he was the previous Director some 13 years ago.  We are glad to welcome him aboard!

Chegwyn Farms Walnut Fundrasier!

Beginning today a limited number of 4 lb bagged walnuts will be available at Harvest Fresh grocery.  These nuts were harvested from the walnut orchard at Chegywn Farms, a conservation easement that the district manages.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to support the easement.

Please show your support and take home some delicious walnuts!

Coyote Bush Cuttings

In preparation for our annual native plant sale, we are experimenting with Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis) cuttings that we got from the NRCS plant materials center in Corvallis.  We’ll attempt to grow out the cuttings in the next few months and hopefully will have some for sale in February!

Coyote bush is native to the pacific northwest and ranges from as southern California to northern Oregon in chaparral hillsides.  It is often found on cliffs and dunes along the coast.  It prefers open dry sites in full sun and well drained soils.  It is a very attractive bushy shrub that flowers late in August and October providing habitat and a nectar source late in the season for predatory wasps, native butterflies and flies.  It is a relatively drought resistant plant that provides excellent ground cover.

Coyote Bush in Bloom

Hello world!

This will be a new addition of content for the Yamhill SWCD.  We’re hoping to post upcoming events, project updates, work day notices, ect. to this blog.