The Applegate Valley, originally home to several Native American tribes, was first settled by Europeans in the 1850s. Farmers, ranchers, miners, and loggers were drawn to the valley’s rich resources and surrounding mountains. While those occupations remain, more recently the valley has become a prominent wine and cannabis-growing region and a mecca for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It offers a tranquil retreat for retirees, an inviting place for young families, and is home to many who commute to Rogue Valley cities or telecommute for companies all over the country.
Since 1996, the nonprofit Applegater Newsmagazine, mailed quarterly to all residents of the Applegate Valley, has been a significant voice in the Applegate. Written by community members, articles reflect the wide-ranging interests and views of valley residents. In the Applegater you’ll find reports on new trails, hikes, and other recreation activities; wineries; gardening; nature; dueling views on public policy issues; farm-to-table events; celestial events; book and movie reviews, and more. The Applegater is supported by advertising revenue and tax-deductible donations. Visit the Applegater here.
A Greater Applegate, formerly known as the Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC), is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1996 to save and manage Jackson County’s Cantrall Buckley Park. As part of its mission to support economic and social activities that help sustain the livability of our community, A Greater Applegate has worked on projects such as the Applegate Directory, a buy local campaign, a biomass project, and a fire plan survey. To learn more and become involved in A Greater Applegate, click here.
Both 501(c)(3) organizations gratefully accept online donations on their websites.