Organicology: The Study of a Sustainable Food Future

[ February 2, 2017; February 3, 2017; February 4, 2017; ] The organic food and agriculture community will come together on February 2-4, 2017 at the Portland Hilton Downtown for the fifth biennial ORGANICOLOGY conference, considered to be the largest gathering for organic farmers, activists, policy experts, educators, retailers and sustainable organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Keynote Speakers 

Mas Masumoto, Masumoto Family Farm

Mas is an organic farmer on … Read More.

The Trouble With Natural

Natural foods have been popular with consumers for a long time now, and both consumers and food businesses have been interested in their appeal. Seems natural enough – why not eat naturally and avoid unnatural (or added chemical) ingredients?
Problem is – there is not universal agreement on just what is a “natural food”. The term implies … Read More.

2016 Tomato & Garlic Festival

[ August 27, 2016; 12:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]  Northwest Organic Farm
Saturday August 27th 10 am – 6 pm
17713 NW 61st Avenue, Ridgefield, WA
 Featuring music, crafts and family fun! Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners will be on hand to showcase 20 different varieties of toma- toes and 10 different varieties of garlic all for the tasting. The Tomato & Garlic Festival is … Read More.

Mother Earth News Fair!

[ June 4, 2016; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. June 5, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Do you have an interest in Back to the Land, DIY, Self Reliance,  Backyard Homesteading?

You need to be at the  Mother Earth News Fair!

150 + Hands-On Workshops

Organic Gardening
Food Preparation & Preservation
Natural Health
Renewable Energy
Homesteading
Small-Scale Livestock
Green Building
Remodeling
Green Transportation
and More Related Topics

Local and national experts will lead the sessions.

In … Read More.

Spanning the Seasons of the Gorge with Saur Farming

Editor’s note: We welcome guest posts like the one that follows. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to submit an article for consideration.

Spanning the Seasons of the Gorge with Saur Farming
Guest Post by Michelle McGrath, Gorge Grown Food Network
Winter at Saur Farm
Left to Right: Tim, Ben, and Anastasia Saur
It’s January, and I have a … Read More.

Casa Verde CSA Guest Blog by Michelle McGrath, MS Outreach Manager for Gorge Grown Food Network

Hood River Valley creative commons use photo byFlickr User Slideshow Bruce (real name : Bruce Fingerhood)
Abundant sunshine, flowing rivers, and snowy mountains feed into the diverse landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge. With natural resources like these it is no wonder farmers with less acreage and innovative business models are choosing the Gorge as the … Read More.

Biodiversity and the Google Menu

This article was originally printed in “Who’s Your Farmer” a guide to eating locally in the Gorge, published by the Gorge Grown Grown Food Network.

Google is committed to giving back and broadening our community outreach. We encourage green stewardship practices that support long-term well-being environmentally, economically and socially. With our office located in the agriculturally dense … Read More.

A Truck Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Leave it to the folks in the Big Apple to give a brand new and very literal meaning to the term “truck farm”. Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Carla Fleisher, and Stephanie Bleyer have joined forces to create and promote their “Truck Farm” concept which has a definite “rockin’ and rollin” flavor to it.
The idea is … Read More.

Azure Standard

Celebrating 20 Years
The Green Living Journal has been publishing practical information for friends of the environment in Vermont for 20 years and our Portland-Vancouver edition has been up and running for over 2 years now. As part of our celebration of these milestones we felt we needed to publish the stories of some of the … Read More.

SoupCycle Delivers Organic Soup-Based Meals Made from Locally Sourced Foods

A couple of years ago, a couple of college students made a business plan to make and sell locavore soup and deliver it by bicycle. The students came to Portland and set up their business, SoupCycle.

Jed Lazar and Shauna Lambert are the creative cooks and bicycle peddlers behind the food service business. They source local … Read More.