Welcome to Sunbow Farm!
Harry MacCormack started farming at Sunbow Farm in 1972. He has always grown a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and grains. To market his produce he co-founded the Corvallis Saturday Market and the Peoples Wednesday Market in Portland. For two decades he marketed in Newport and sat on that market's board. Now he is farming full time all year round to provide produce for Corvallis by sending the Certified Organic produce list out on a weekly email list. Farm direct is cheaper and is fresh produce.
He was the Co-founder and 1st Executive Director of Oregon Tilth which was incorporated at Harry's Sunbow Farm in Corvallis , and where the publication In Good Tilth was created. Harry is currently Director of The Institute of BioWisdom which provides farming/gardening workshops, and is a current and founding board member of Ten Rivers Food Web, a three county local food systems organizing effort. He is credited as starting the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. At 71 he continues to farm, consult, write, teach and speak in all kinds of venues. In 2009 he published the 4th edition of The Transition Document : Toward A Biologically Resilient Agriculture. In 2011 Cosmic Influences On Agricultural Processes was published. He has published hundreds of articles on agricultural topics, 5 books of poetry, and has authored 6 stage plays and two movie scripts. In retirement after serving 31 years as an instructor at OSU he has published two novels, Sweet Sam and Kokopelli for President. In June of 2013 he published Stories for the Moons, which was written in the 70's. He was elected to the Oregon Tilth Board for a term beginning in 2013. He is currently the President of the Board of The Tilth Foundation, and he is an organizer with Benton County Community Rights Coalition working on protection of our Food System rights.
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Harry MacCormack-Back to the Land at Sunbow Farm
"This is the story of a man who went "back to the land". He then became instrumental in starting Oregon Tilth, which turned into the national organic standards movement. Meet Harry MacCormack at Sunbow Farm."
- Marta Van Patten
Protecting Our Seed Heritage P.1
Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project - Erik Siverberg
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