About Us

Mission Statement:

Through education and advocacy, we are growing a diverse and equitable food system that promotes biodiversity, pollinator and soil health, heritage seeds, and resource conservation.

Who we are:

Cultivate Oregon is a, woman-led, non-profit project of Earth Island Institute, focused on regenerative agriculture issues, and building local seed and food system resiliency. Through education and advocacy, we are growing a diverse and equitable food system that promotes biodiversity, pollinator and soil health, heritage seeds, and resource conservation. We are farmers and educators.

Cultivate Oregon is part of a coalition that includes Our Family Farms, Center for Food Safety, Friends of Family FarmersOregonians for Safe Farms and Families, and Oregon Organic Coalition. Our statewide alliance is working to expand socially and environmentally responsible agriculture that champions food, farm, and economic vitality.

Cultivate Oregon is also a member of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network (OCFSN), a collaboration of 53 nonprofit organizations and allies dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems to deliver better economic, social, health and environmental outcomes across the state.

Cultivate Oregon actively promotes and recognizes principles of equity and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, and all other identities represented among Oregon’s communities.  It has long been acknowledged that marginalized communities are most affected by the the environmental, human, and animal inequities found throughout the industrial agriculture system. Cultivate Oregon's work to create regenerative agriculture systems that internalize these externalities is done, in part, to end the harm to marginalized communities, creating a more equitable food system. 

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