Author Archives: lorrainemt

About lorrainemt

Connecting communities by supporting local farmers and food growers.

Wanted: Young people with novel ideas for food research. Offering: big-money prize

Originally posted on Grist:
Earlier this year, a report was circulating from desk to desk in the White House. This document [PDF], from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, suggested that the United States was not prepared…

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Portland’s First Non-Profit Grocery Store

Originally posted on Give Our Time:
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry David Thoreau Doing good means breaking new ground. Ed. Co-founder, community-minded, and passionate Village Market is breaking new ground in the New Columbia neighborhood of…

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Bees + Seeds Festival

This Saturday, October 12th, come help celebrate World Food Day and Non-GMO month at the Bees + Seeds Festival  in Holladay Park, Portland Oregon.   Learn about the importance of seed diversity, pollinators, and our local food system through classes, … Continue reading

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Awareness Raising

Originally posted on Portland Farmers Market Blog:
From Deborah Pleva at Weinstein PR Thanks to a $68,650 grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and other sponsors, Portland Farmers Market is spearheading the launch of an $110,000 advertising campaign to increase…

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peeking into molly’s organic farm by carol l. malnor and trina l. hunner

Originally posted on Jama's Alphabet Soup:
Miao! Who’s that peeking through the cauliflower leaves? Meet Molly, a homeless orange tabby who wanders into a small community farm one Spring day and instantly captures everyone’s hearts. Based on a true…

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After the march–now what?

It was a fabulous march here in Portland, Oregon, well attended by about 6,ooo people.  Millions more marched all over the country and world raising awareness of the greed and destruction that Monsanto is forcing upon the world.  It was … Continue reading

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March Against Monsanto, May 25th; find a march near you

Do you know that most conventionally grown processed food we buy in the grocery store contains genetically modified ingredients? If you don’t know, it’s because the biotech giant, Monsanto, isn’t required to label their GMOs.  And not only are they … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day; being mindful of our connection to our planet.

Today is a good day to reflect on the beauty and abundance of our beautiful planet and how it sustains us in every way.  With our busy lives, we sometimes forget that we are not separate from the earth, that … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senator to Vote No on Monsanto’s Bill: Thank You, Tell-a-Friend – Food & Water Watch

Let’s let our voices be heard to protect our rights, our local farmers, and the integrity of our food system. Please sign and share. Tell Your Senator to Vote No on Monsanto’s Bill: Thank You, Tell-a-Friend – Food & Water … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm Collective, an interview with Kim Schenk

A few months ago, I went to a Slow Food potluck where everyone brought a dish to share made from good, clean, fair food.  Since I didn’t know anyone there, it took a little courage to walk into the event … Continue reading

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