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1500 E Main St
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-6767
Fax: (541) 482-5716
Email: info@scienceworksm. . .
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Tap House Talks

Join us at a local pub foTap House Talksr an evening of learning and libations. Presenters from around the region will share their knowledge on a variety of subjects, while you enjoy your favorite drink!

Join us for our Back to Nature Series 
3rd Thursday in April, May & June

6:30 - 8pm at Howiee's 
16 N. Front St in Medford


Tap House Talk - Urban Homesteading
May 21
Urban Homesteading
with Richard & Tresa Jarel

Join us for a comprehensive “How to” presentation on creating a self-sustainable food growing environment in the city with Richard and Tresa Jarel. 
From small apartments to residential city lots, raised beds, vertical pallet planters, self-composting grow towers, fodder systems to Aquaponic gardening, this talk will explore how to use cheap, recycled materials to create all of this and much more. Subjects will also include raising chickens, rabbits, quail, and tilapia as well as creating low carbon footprint heating and cooling systems for your home in a city setting.
Richard, who recently received his State Land Steward Certificate, is a special effects artist, and industrial designer/engineer.  Tresa is a certified Master Gardener.

Tap House Talk - Permaculture
June 18
Permaculture: Building a sustainable human presence on Earth
with staff from SOU's Center for Sustainability

Join the staff from SOU's Center for Sustainability for a lively discussion!  Permaculture is creative design. It is a guide to mimicking the patterns and 
relationships we find in nature that can be applied to all aspects of human 
habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and economics.  It combines our best science and technology with an ethical vision for living in harmony with nature.​

Photo courtesy of the Mail Tribune.


Gregory JonesApril 16 
Wine Production in Southern Oregon: History, Current Status and Future Potential
with Greg Jones

Southern Oregon is one of the fast growing wine regions in Oregon with the number of vineyards, acreage, and production increasing over 50% in the last ten years. This talk will give an overview of the history, current status, and future potential of viticulture and wine production in the region.

Gregory V. Jones is the Director of the Division of Business, Communication and the Environment and a professor and research climatologist in Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations on climate and wine-related research.  He was named to Decanter Magazine’s 2009 Power List representing the top 50 most influential people in the world of wine, named the Oregon Wine Press’s 2009 Wine Person of the Year, and has been in the top 100 most influential people in the US wine industry in 2012 and 2013 (​

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