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iFarm Oregon

The grassroots nonprofit Friends of Family Farmers works to protect and promote socially responsible agriculture in Oregon and administers iFarm Oregon, a land and resource connection service with an online database to help grow the state’s next generation of farmers.


Ecotrust's mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental wellbeing. Their goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems in Oregon and around the world.

Food Roots

Food Roots exists to cultivate a healthy food system for the North Coast of Oregon community.

Food Roots' purpose is to serve as a catalyst and advocate for change in the food system by forging strong and fruitful partnerships and by empowering communities and individuals to be more food self-reliant.

Community Food Systems in Oregon: Opportunities to Build Capacity for Food Security, Health and Economic Vitality

The purpose of this report is two-fold: 1) To provide a better understanding of the breadth of community food system work occurring across Oregon, and 2) Identify opportunity areas where additional investment could catalyze, leverage and/or expand capacity of the community food system movement. Potential outcomes of stronger community food systems in regions across Oregon include:
1. Reduced hunger and increased food security;
2. Improved access to healthy food for people of all income-levels;

Planning for Food and Agriculture: Taking a Systems Approach - County and Community-based Planning

This is one of two webinars as part of a series hosted by American Farmland Trust--Planning for Agriculture and Food:Taking a Systems Approach.

County and Community-based Planning, December 12
Presenters include David Shabadazian, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG); Katie Lynd, Multnomah County Office of Sustainability (Multnomah)); Jason Grimm, Iowa Corridor Food and Agriculture Coalition (ICFAC); and Kathy Creahan, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (King County).

The Diggable City, Phase II: Urban Agriculture Inventory Findings and Recommendations

As a follow up to the 2005 report, The Diggable City: Making Urban Agriculture a Planning Priority, City Council directed the Portland Food Policy Council to advise Council on how best to proceed with the “Diggable City” report. The FPC formed the Urban Agriculture Subcommittee to explore the impediments to community gardens and other urban agricultural uses on city-owned properties and to develop a management plan for use of these lands.

Food Systems: Portland Plan Background Report, Fall 2009

This Food Systems Existing Conditions Report represents the first attempt to characterize a wide range of food issues as part of the City’s comprehensive planning efforts. It includes a summary of what is currently known about Portland’s food system, conclusions from national studies about the impact and intersections between food, health and community design, and potential policy options the City could explore to support the food system.

The Multnomah Food Action Plan - Grow and Thrive 2025 Community Action Plan: Local Action on Health, Equity, Environment and Jobs in our Food System 2010 - 2025

The Multnomah Food Action Plan builds upon the existing work of the community by providing a roadmap with a shared community vision and shared goals. This Plan is also a call to action and identifies key collaborative actions for the community that are critical for achieving those goals.

Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes

Despite the widespread adoption of smart growth principles, there has been little systematic assessment of their effectiveness or consequences. To fill this need, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy collaborated with 14 of the country’s leading public policy researchers and planners to measure performance in four states with statewide smart growth programs (Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon) and performance in four states without such programs (Colorado, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia).

A Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Facilitating Healthy Eating

Food nourishes us, enriches our celebrations, and sustains life itself. Yet not everyone in the United States has equal access to healthy food. Some of us live in neighborhoods where grocery stores carry a greater variety of potato chips than vegetables, while some of us cannot afford vegetables even when they are available. This report shows how planners can play a significant role in shaping the food environment of communities and thereby facilitate healthy eating.

Measuring Interactions Among Urbanization, Land Use Regulations and Public Finance

This article presents a polychotomous choice-selectivity model to estimate the interactions among urbanization, land use regulations, and public finance in five western states (California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). Land use regulations in these five states reduced the total developed area by an estimated 12.2% from 1982 to 1992, but increased housing prices between 1.3% and 4.7%, depending on the intensity of land use regulations in a county.

Centralized Growth Management Policy and Local Land-Use Decision Making: Learning from Oregon's Experience

The state of Oregon implements central planning in its economic development strategy. Although it represents an effective method it also has its weak points. There is a tendency for biased representations of public demands by government officials. This gap could be addressed by opening communication lines between the central and local government and the general public. In addition, a policy for growth management program must be occasionally reviewed relative to general agreement.

Oregon State Constitution

The Oregon Constitution was framed by a convention of 60 delegates chosen by the people. The convention met on the third Monday in August 1857 and adjourned on September 18 of the same year. On November 9, 1857, the Constitution was approved by the vote of the people of Oregon Territory. The Act of Congress admitting Oregon into the Union was approved February 14, 1859, and on that date the Constitution went into effect.

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