Category Archives: Breakout Workshops
The last decade has given rise to an active and growing community food systems movement in Oregon. This session highlighted how community food assessments and grassroots organizing are feeding this movement. Participants: Share your thoughts and comments below!
This work session focused on the role of local and regional planning in building strong local food systems and increasing food security. Panelists discussed the role of cities and counties and a variety of perspectives on public health, economic development … Continue reading
Check out this mini garden planning workshop! Participants in this session left with garden planning materials that can be adapted for home gardeners as well as larger community or school garden projects. Learn more when we post the presentation powerpoint!
Panelists presented case studies of healthy corner store initiatives from Multnomah and Lane Counties. What is the role of healthy retail in cultivating strong regional food systems? Gain insight on this issue and benefit from its focus on low-income communities … Continue reading
In this session, participants learned how three organizations are working to develop small food economies in diverse ways–contributing to the Call to Action goals of developing a strong regional food system and addressing food insecurity. How can rural and urban … Continue reading
Farmers markets and farm direct marketers are present in nearly every community in Oregon, providing local foods and driving economic activity. Participants learn more about the roots of this movement, the challenges it faces, and the victories they have won … Continue reading
In this session, participants learned about innovative farm to institution strategies and gained a deeper understanding of how these programs alleviate hunger and strengthen local food systems. A case study of a farm to school program from Lane County was … Continue reading
In this session, participants discussed how public assistance programs help Oregonians get through hard times and bolster local economies. Greg Tooman (Office of Forecasting Research and Analysis) and Jessica Chanay (Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon) were the featured presenters. Please … Continue reading
What does asset building mean for people living in poverty? Participants in this session learned about movements underway in Oregon and across the nation that are moving families out of poverty and hunger by building personal assets–and ways to get … Continue reading
Building economic and food security begins with the businesses closest to food system. This presentation highlighted businesses in the Northwest that are working to do both through socially responsible practices. Which businesses were among the ranks? Find out when we … Continue reading