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Center for Food & Justice (CFJ) is a division of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in California. With a vision of a sustainable and socially just food system, CFJ engages in collaborative action strategies, community capacity-building, and research and education. Projects include: Farm to School, Project CAFE (Community Action on Food Environments), Healthy School Food Coalition & LAUSD Programs, Farm to Hospital, The Grocery Accountability Project (GAP), Healthy After-School Snack Program, Project GROW, and the Los Angeles Fresh Food Access Program.
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) offers one stop access to important services for food producers, processors, marketers, and entrepreneurs. It operates through a partnership between Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Their staff of technologists, engineers, economists and business professionals has a breadth of real-world experience and depth of technical skills that foster the success of food and agricultural enterprises.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Composting Program website has information on permits and permit applications, recent studies on quality issues, updates on the Department
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides protects the health of people and the environment by advancing alternatives to pesticides.
Friends of Family Farmers (FOFF) is an all-volunteer, citizens
The Agri-Business Council of Oregon (ABC) is a private, non-profit volunteer membership organization established in 1966. Using industry collaboration, ABC works to preserve and enhance the vitality of Oregon agriculture. The ABC of Oregon consists of more than 1000 businesses. Members cover the broad spectrum of agriculture, including growers and producers, processors and manufacturers, suppliers, supporters (i.e. financial institutions), government, education and consumers. Their goal is to connect Oregon agriculture to the general public's everyday life.
Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (NW RAGE) is a non-violent, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the responsible, sustainable and just use of agriculture and science. We are working towards a ban on genetic engineering and patents on life. Our efforts focus on education, community building, advocacy and action.
Slow Food Portland, Oregon, is one of more than 130 local chapters of Slow Food U.S.A. (the largest not-for-profit, educational food organization in the world), each called a "convivium," that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. Slow Food U.S.A. is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. Slow Food Portland is the oldest convivium in the country (1991) and still among the largest.
The Portland Permaculture Guild is an informal group interested in learning and promoting permaculture gardening techniques (a system of conscious, sustainable, ecological design) in the Portland Area. The Guild holds free monthly educational meetings that are open to everyone, as well as classes, workshops, and other activities.
Home Orchard Society is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to assisting both novice and expert growers and promoting the science, culture, and pleasure of growing fruit.