The Safe Seed Pledge: A Contract Between Gardeners & Their Seed Suppliers

Although the science and technology behind genetic engineering was established by the late 1970s, it was not until 1980, when the government began allowing lifeforms to be patented, that corporations realized that they were sitting on a goldmine. Simply speaking, by manipulating the DNA of living things, calling these organisms unique, and protecting them with … Read More.

Top Ten Reasons to Buy From Local Growers

Shopping in large corporate grocery stores that are open 24/7 is convenient. Supporting a local agricultural economy requires more planning, commitment and thought. Here are ten powerful reasons to do so:
1. Contribute to the Local Economy
Buying food from chain grocery stores depends on a large infrastructure to support a global food system that removes about … Read More.

Free Film Showing: Rebecca’s Wild Farm and The Agro Rebel

[ August 22, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. September 26, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Brighid’s Circle LLC is presenting two free films exploring food security, permaculture, and new methods for feeding our families and communities.
Rebecca’s Wild Farm: a Farm for the Future
Rising fuel prices are a wake up call for filmmaker, Rebecca Hosking, as she investigates how to transform her families farm in Devon into a low energy … Read More.

Portland’s Urban Food Zoning Code

In June of 2012, Portland City Council made a significant step toward increasing access to healthful, affordable food for all Portlanders by adopting the Urban Food Zoning Code Update. The new regulations address community gardens, farmers markets and market gardens, as well as alternative food distribution methods such as community sponsored agriculture (CSA) and food … Read More.

Farm to School

The ABCs of Fresh Food
An innovative effort to bring locally-grown foods to Oregon’s school children and to help them understand where their food comes from received a big thumbs-up when the Oregon State Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 2800 in July.
HB 2800, aslo known as the “Farm to School and School Gardens” bill provides $200,000 … Read More.