- Providing a local gathering place
- Sustainable agriculture
- Participatory democracy
Community Events and Education
Providing a local gathering place
The Grange hall is available and used for many kinds of events, including classes, receptions and meetings.
The Spencer Creek Grange is committed to supporting local, sustainable farmers. On June 5th of 2010 we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Spencer Creek Community Growers’ Market. Word of this alternative backyard growers’ market continues to spread as neighbors enjoy the convenience of shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, locally raised beef, lamb and chicken, flowers, wool, honey and crafts, often within walking or bicycling distance of their home.
Local, sustainable agriculture is critical to reducing our dependence on foreign oil—the more local our food is, the less we rely on petroleum to ship our food. Industrialized agriculture degrades soil fertility and increases dependence on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Nearly half of all climate-heating greenhouse gases are emitted from industrialized agriculture, according to a recent study by GRAIN, an international non-governmental organization.
So, consider buying your fresh produce directly from the producer. In addition to supporting the local economy and doing the right thing for the planet, you’ll be taking home food of higher quality, taste and nutrition.
The Grange provides a unique way to get involved in state and national politics. Local granges can approve a resolution that can be taken forward to the Oregon State Grange conference. If it is approved at the state level, the grange will have its lobbyist support the issue.
Please contact us for more information or 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