Getting back to the soil

As the master of ceremonies for one of Corvallis’ most unusual events, James Cassidy had a lot of last-minute details to attend to Monday afternoon.

Dressed in a straw fedora, bellbottom jeans and a “Soil — You Dig?” T-shirt, the faculty adviser of Oregon State University’s Organic Growers Club seemed to be everywhere at once, handing out gardening implements, rounding up missing microphones and making sure the burrito bar was set up properly.

Finally, as the country-funk sounds of the Deep Woods Band began pouring out of the solar-powered sound system, Cassidy was able to relax a bit, change into his paisley smoking jacket and enjoy the party.

“Now,” he said, “it’s officially a Hoo Haa.”

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