This page is a working attempt to document past members, interns, important dates of new things like the first Hoo Haa, greenhouse, organic farming course, etc.
Season Ten: 2010
Season Nine: 2009
- Carrot project initiated by Mike Russell as is the Mike Russell minimal tillage and diverse management method! (every bed gets a 3 year rest on tillage in the rotation!)
- Cover crop is added into the crop rotation
- "Issues in Organic Farming" is offered again the theme was focusing on "what's Happening Locally - Getting Involved" organized by members Julia Clark and Claire Rogan.
- Use of the Center For Urban Horticulture's hoop house space continues (thanks department of horticulture!) - Cody, Levi, Ronjon, Dianna, and James start LOTS of our starts - our own tomatoes started in over 6 years!
- Summer interns (two funded by the Student Sustainability Innitiative) Bridget Chipman (Botony), Sean Wintroath, Abi Huster (Horticulture), and Thomas Klingensmith (Anthropology).
- Bridget Chipman emerges as a leading force!
Season Eight: 2008
- ORGS Pickles grown and processed by members are a HUGE success (and LOTS of work!)
- Full implimentation of our crop rotation!
- "Issues in Organic Farming" is offered again the theme "Bigger than Organic", organized by members Ronjon and Dana Higgins
- Use of the Center For Urban Horticulture's hoop house space (thanks department of horticulture!) - Cody and others start LOTS of our starts.
- Summer interns (two funded by the Student Sustainability Innitiative) Jee Lee, Megan M. O'Driscoll, and Mike Stanton.
Season Seven: 2007
- Four organic oriented courses offered at OSU
- "Issues in Organic Farming" is offered again, organized by members Erica and Eric
- Bench space on campus in East Greenhouse 14 is rented for the Club.
- Summer interns are (two funded by the Student Sustainability Innitiative) Danny Dalton, Elaine, Anne Marie, and Erica.
- Elaine, Danny, Cody, and Anne Marie emerge as prominent members of the group.
- Elaine is the new head treasurer.
Season Six: 2006
- One of the two first organic farming courses offered at OSU is "Intro to Organic Farming" developed by members Keelia and Hank
- Summer interns are Greg and Josh
- Deya and Brianna emerge as prominent members
- Website management is transferred to the Club. Hank is webmaster.
Season Five: 2005
- Summer interns are Marshall and Hank
- Marshall and Hank emerge as prominent members
Season One: 2001
The OSU Organic Growers Club began in early 2001 by a small group of students concerned with the impact of food production on our health and on the environment. They hoped to empower students by connecting them to the process of environmentally sustainable food production. They believed that organic farming and gardening would foster and enhance one's appreciation of the delicate environmental balance.