Category: Portland

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman

Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leadersand continue to leadin the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements.

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Dear Stranger: Connecting Oregonians, one letter at a time

How can we understand the experiences of people living in such different places throughout Oregon? How can we work together for the good of all? Dear Stranger, a letter-exchange project that connects Oregonians from different parts of the state through the mail, strives to create understanding across the vastness of this place. Letters will be received through October 26.

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Oregon: Safe Routes to School infrastructure grants

“Safe Routes to School” refers to efforts that improve, educate or encourage children safely walking or biking to school. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has two main types of Safe Routes to School programs: infrastructure and non-infrastructure. Infrastructure programs focus on making sure safe walking and biking routes exist through investments in crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes and flashing beacons. Non-infrastructure programs focus on education and outreach to assure awareness and safe use of walking and biking routes. The 2019-2020 solicitation cycle will distribute a total of $16 million to be awarded to projects that address these barriers two types of barriers for students walking and biking to school. Letters of Intent are due by August 31. Full applications are due October 15.

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Roseburg: Trails Day on September 12

Join this recurring event and help keep this Blue Zones Project-Umpqua adopted trail nice and neat while getting a brisk walk with good company!

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School’s Out, So Let Us In—to Play

Are school fields and playgrounds in your community locked up after class? Salud America offers a free toolkit to help you advocate for an “open use” policy in your district that allows local residents to use school recreational facilities when class isn’t in session. Download the kit for help to start the conversation.

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