Mikayla Briare

Success story: Bringing students to the farm, and farm fresh produce to students

Rogue Valley Farm to School is growing a culture of health in Southern Oregon

Rogue Valley Farm to School (RVF2S), a community-based nonprofit organization located in Ashland, Oregon, is boldly working to change local food systems and redefine what healthy learning environments and flourishing communities look like. They partner with schools and farmers across Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley region to incorporate nutritious foods into school meals and bring hands-on garden education to students. 

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Success Story: Advancing Equity Through Urban Fruit

Portland Fruit Tree Project strengthens communities through shared harvests and healthful food access

Take a stroll around Portland, Oregon in the summer and fall, and you are likely to notice the occasional fruit tree. Either planted in a neighbor’s yard, or lining a street, the branches of these trees are often bursting with fruit. But, unpicked, the fruit will eventually fall to the ground–the natural abundance slowly rotting away in yards or on sidewalks (much to the delight of local insects and squirrels).

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