With a GMO labeling bill appearing on November’s ballot, voters are finding themselves in the crosshairs of the most expensive food fight in Oregon history. If Measure 92 passes, the Genetically Engineered Raw and Packaged Food Labeling Act would mandate the labeling of genetically engineered ingredients in packaged foods sold within the state. Colorado has a similar measure this year on their November ballot.
Founded after the Civil War in 1867, the Grange is the oldest American agricultural advocacy group in the nation. Members of our local grange have been engaged in conversations surrounding current agricultural practices and a number of us took part in spirited bi-partisan discussions regarding GMOs earlier this year. These discussions helped give rise to three resolutions pertaining to agriculture that were passed at our June 2014 business meeting:
- Support Progressive Farming
- Resolution to Label Food Produced from Genetically Engineered Seeds
- Reduce Herbicide Dependence in Agriculture
Mark your calendars for November 8th when we’ll be holding our annual Holiday Bazaar, featuring an array of local crafters. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Grange is a grassroots, non-partisan, non-sectarian, fraternal organization with its roots in agriculture. Although the Grange was originally an organization of farmers, it has evolved to include people from all walks of life who have a common goal to make our world a better place to live.
The members of the Spencer Creek Grange are your neighbors, and include families who have lived here for generations as well as newcomers to the area. A shared love of agriculture, the natural world, and rural society unites us. Stop by for a meeting…
a friendly welcome awaits you!
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. You’re also invited to attend one of our Community Potlucks, an informal gathering during which you’ll have an opportunity to eat scrumptious food, hear informative presentations by guest speakers and catch up with what’s new in your community. The potlucks take place once every three months and begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Grange has become the venue for a growing number of fun and informative events. These include the Spencer Creek Community Growers’ Market, our annual Very Berry Pancake Breakfast, our popular Barn Dance series and the unimaginably spookiest Haunted House you’ll ever experience.
We can be reached by email or you can write to:
Spencer Creek Grange No. 855
PO Box 25425
Eugene, OR 97402
The Spencer Creek Grange Hall is located at 86013 Lorane Highway at the corner of McBeth Road in Eugene. To learn how to get to the Grange, you can use this Google Maps link.