Category Archives: education

Time to Smell the Flowers

Driving up to Marilyn and Brad Shaver’s land at the top of the Chehalem Ridge in Newberg provides some wonderful valley views but once you get on to their property the environment provides a different viewpoint. Wayward Winds Lavender Farm … Continue reading

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Harry MacCormack workshops in Forest Grove

Nana Cardoon is a beautiful garden-based learning center serving the Forest Grove area.  Charlene Murdock and Richard White share a full range of food knowledge and experiences. Their programs and events draw upon their cultural histories while honoring their connections … Continue reading

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Passion In Action

There is a house close to the Linfield College campus in McMinnville where a very quiet and cheerfully determined revolution is taking place. David Keller-Rode and Alex Freeman have developed a plan to bring us healthy food.  David’s pathway started in … Continue reading

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Why So Many Food Sensitivities?

Chicken and egg syndrome? Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities because we now have ways to identify them OR Do we have so many people bothered by food sensitivities now because the food we are eating … Continue reading

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The Cost of Eating

On the average, American families spend about $150 a week on the food they eat.  Some spend as much as $180. But cheap food is not usually quality food. And the fact that food can be had for cheap also does … Continue reading

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Teach a Person to Garden….and They Can Eat

With all the discussion about making local food available to communities there usually comes a time when those markets are criticized for being exclusionary.  Primarily because local food tends to be produced by small farmers, and small farmers do not … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Did you know that one of your local grocers or a local wholesale produce distributor may agree to provide you “tired” or “expired” produce to feed your animals??? The animals don’t care and most of it is still unblemished and … Continue reading

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