First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit a Huge Success!
It was thrilling and humbling to see that over 200 individuals came from almost every corner of the state to attend the School Garden Summit. Some people traveled over 300 miles! It was evident that this event helped to address a compelling need. We hope that attendees are able to bring some newfound energy from the Summit back to their schools and organizations to inspire students and other adults alike! For more information on the Summit go to: ODE School Gardens page
The Summit was a project of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network with lead coordination by Upstream Public Health.
Happy Hour for Health sponsored by Green Zebra!
You’re invited to Upstream’s first Happy Hour for Health!!
The Commons Brewery in SE Portland recently received the "Beer of the Year" award from the Willamette Week! Come try this award winning beer at Upstream Public Health’s first Happy Hour for Health at the Commons Brewery!
This event, sponsored by Green Zebra Grocery, will be the first in a series of Happy Hours for Health aimed at keeping you up to date on upstream approaches to improving the health of Oregonians.
Presenters Lisa Sedlar, owner of Green Zebra Grocery (and former CEO of New Seasons), will share about the importance of access to fresh, local food, and what she's doing to get more of it into underserved neighborhoods. Come to learn with and connect to other like-minded upstream thinkers, enjoy appetizers, wine, and try a complimentary Commons Brewery beer! Also, learn about how to join Upstream’s new monthly membership club called the Upstreamers Network. Anyone who joins the Upstreamers Network at the event will receive a free Hawaii raffle ticket!
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support Upstream, click here!
Tell your friends! Please RSVP by Monday, December 2nd!
Join us for a special forum: How Inequities in the Food System Shape the Health of our Communities
The HOPE Coalition is very excited to present internationally renowned activist and speaker LADONNA REDMOND at our special forum:
HOW INEQUITIES IN THE FOOD SYSTEM SHAPE THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES
Join us in welcoming LaDonna, an incredibly dynamic and powerful speaker, to Oregon and participate in a discussion on steps the HOPE Coalition is taking to address Food Justice issues here in Oregon.
Click HERE to R.S.V.P by Friday, June 21!
Farm to School Webinar from Convergence Partners
Farm to School and School Gardens in Oregon: Past, Present and Future
Join us for a webinar on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM PST.
Farm to School policy in Oregon has achieved some notable successes at both the state and local levels. The Oregon Department of Education has recently announced 11 new Farm to School and School Garden awards to school districts throughout the state. Public health, agriculture and education advocates have found common ground in supporting Farm to School and School Garden programs, and an expanded Farm to School bill has been introduced in the 2013 legislative session. Please join this webinar to learn more about Farm to School and School Garden programs in Oregon, the recent grants to expand Farm to School programs in 11 school districts, and opportunities to support the legislative initiative this session.
This webinar will be led by Megan Kemple of the Willamette Farm & Food Coalition, Rick Sherman of the Oregon Department of Education, and Kasandra Griffin of Upstream Public Health. This webinar is hosted by the Northwest Regional Convergence Partnership, a collaboration involving Kaiser Permanente Northwest, the Meyer Memorial Trust and the Northwest Health Foundation. Please note that the policy positions expressed by discussion leaders are not necessarily the policy positions of any of the contributing Convergence Partnership funders.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.