USDA Workshop

What’s happening at our Grange……
By Lucette Moramarco, Master
[email protected] gmail.com, (760) 468-7406
Thirty people attended the USDA workshop
on Dec. 8, not counting the seven presenters. So,
it was a pretty good turnout (see photo below).
Different parts of the Farm Service Agency help
farmers with disaster/emergency conservation,
crop insurance and farm ownership loans while
Natural Resources Conservation Service deals
with irrigation and mulching as well as technical
and financial assistance. The Farm Extension has
advisors specializing in tree crops, table and wine
grapes, tropical plants, small farms, 4-H and pest
management, etc. There is a lot of help available
for small farms, and for new farmers.
We have a lot to talk about at our meeting –
we joined the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce
last month and need to design business cards and
name tags. If anyone is interested in representing
the Grange at chamber functions, let me know.
We also need to hold a workday to complete
the finishing touches on our hall before we can
have a ribbon cutting with the chamber. This
includes painting doors and doorjambs and
general clean up as well as sorting accumulated
stuff.
Also think about any projects you would like
to do this year and bring your ideas with you!

December 2016 Newsletter

grange-gazette-10-6GRANGE GAZETTE Of Rainbow Valley Grange
Volume 10, Issue 6 December 2016

Thursday, Dec. 8 USDA workshop @ grange hall 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 Meeting /Christmas Party @ grange hall 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14 Meeting @ grange hall 6:30 p.m.
What’s happening at our Grange……
By Lucette Moramarco, Master
[email protected] gmail.com, (760) 468-7406
I hope everyone has been spreading the word about our USDA workshop for farmers on Dec. 8. Please invite anyone you know who grows some kind of crop, and come to the workshop if you can. We will need help setting up and cleaning up.
To those of you who can’t make it to the workshop or Christmas party (details below) – have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too!

Secretary’s Report
Suzy Moramarco, Secretary
[email protected] gmail.com

We have a new Lecturer. At our November meeting Kendra Donoghue volunteered to be an officer. She was nominated for the office of Lecturer and was voted in We decided to have our Holiday Party Friday, December 16th at 7:00pm. The grange will be providing dinner – lasagna, salad, etc. from Trupianos, and members are asked to bring a dessert to share. Please RSVP by December 10 to Cynthia at 760-235-6404 or [email protected] We will also be having a gift exchange. All you need to bring, if you want to participate , is a White Elephant gift, one per person, worth no more than $10. We play the version where everyone picks a number, then when it is your turn, you can steal someone
else’s present (already unwrapped).

DUES ARE DUE FOR 2017, Adults – $36, Juniors – $5 – Family Plan – $72
Checks made out to Rainbow Valley Grange
can be mailed to
Rainbow Valley Grange
c/o 868 E. Alvarado St. #37
Fallbrook, CA 92028