At the heart of everything we do at Nana Cardoon is community partnerships. The following is a list of organizations near and far that we respect, support, and look forward to growing with.


Adelante Mujeres

Nana Cardoon is a volunteer site providing urban farm experiences for Adelante Agricultura and the Adelante Women’s Group.

The Ark of Taste International Slow Food Committee

The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production and on our plates.


Brought to you by the Oregon State University Barley project – a team of barley enthusiasts dedicated to generating fundamental knowledge about barley, applying the knowledge to stimulate economic development through the release of novel barley varieties, sharing barley genetic resources, and encouraging barley use and consumption.

Bread Bakers Guild of America

A national network of professional artisan bakers, an education resource for substantive, accurate information on the craft of making bread.

Camas Country Mill

Whole wheat grains and artisan flours from the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Culinary Breeding Network

The Culinary Breeding Network mission is to build communities of plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, produce buyers, chefs and other stakeholders to improve quality in vegetables, fruits and grains.

Dairy Creek Community Food Web

Founding members of DCCFW which promote the local food community in western Washington County by exchanging knowledge and resources to grow, process, share and celebrate food.

Eden Acres

Support to the Board of Directors. Eden Acres is a learning community that explores sustainability education (SE) practices through the interactive development of a model SE learning environment.

Friends of Family Farmers

Friends of Family Farmers is the voice for Oregon family farmers who responsibly steward their land and feed our communities. We promote sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of family farmers and ranchers to run successful land-based enterprises while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians.

Green Willow Grains

Organically grown grains, oats, buckwheat and flax seed freshly milled in the Willamette Valley.

Kiko Denzer

Earth ovens, community earth art projects, learning by doing and making things.

Lexicon of Sustainability

As curators, “We share stories that explain sustainability.”


Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 17 states in India. One of the founders is Vandana Shiva, a well known author and environmental activist.

PDX Whole Grain Bakers Guild

A local guild of professional and home bakers bound by a shared devotion to working with Northwest-grown whole-grain flours. PDXWGBG members offer each other baking support, share resources and tips, and engage in broader conversations about the ingredients they use as bakers and why they matter.

Rewild Portland

Rewild Portland promotes cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and technology.

Red Hammer Forge

Utilitarian garden tools hand-forged the old-fashioned way.

Slow Food Portland/ Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

We participate in our local Slow Food Portland chapter. We are inspired by the Slow Food International events, Salone de Gusto and Terra Madre, held in Turin, Italy every other year.

Washington State University Extension at Mount Vernon, Washington

This WSU Extension houses The Bread Lab and The Grain Gathering Conference, and conducts extensive research in the diversity of locally-grown grains.