Our partners

Universities

Petri dishes with barley varieties
Barely growing in field

Oregon State University – Barley World
The Oregon State University Barley Project team of dedicated enthusiasts generate fundamental barley knowledge that stimulates economic development with novel barley varieties, share genetic resources, and encourage its use and consumption. 

Loaves of fresh-baked bread

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

Pacific student intern work team

Pacific University Students
We offer in-person class visits, along with interships, civic engagement, and volunteer opportunities.

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Environmental studies

Child's foot on lawn

Eden Acres
Eden Acres is a learning community exploring sustainability education practices through interactive development.

Several hand-carved wooden spoons on a table top

Kiko Denzer Handprint Press
Earth ovens, community earth art projects, learning by doing and making things.

Rewild Portland kids seated with St. John's Bridge in background

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

Front of an old barn where Red Hammer Forge is located

Red Hammer Forge
Utilitarian garden tools hand-forged the old-fashioned way.

Eden Acres kids with teach in the woods
Chickens walking about

Forest Grove School District
It has never been more important for all students to have outdoor hands-on activities.

Affiliations

Apples arranged in a spiral pattern on a table

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.

Friends of Family Farmers
The voice for Oregon family farmers and ranchers who responsibly steward their land and feed our communities. Promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations to protect and expand their ability to run successful land-based enterprises that provide safe and nutritious food.

Slow Food | Ark of Taste
SF: We participate in our local Slow Food Portland chapter and are inspired by Slow Food International biennial events: Salone de Gusto and Terra Madre — held in Turin, Italy.
AoT: The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, we are keeping them in production and on our plates.

Baking guilds

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. Members share resources, tips, and support – with broader conversations about ingredients used and why they matter.

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.

Baker standing in wheat field with loaf of bread

Seed sovereignty

Lyle and Charlene discuss the trial grain crop.

Lexicon of Sustainability
As curators, “We share stories that explain sustainability.” Educating, engaging, and activating people to help create a safer American food system.

Navdanya
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.

Tuality Plains Seed Library
This is an effort to tell the story of culture’s relationship to seeds that traces back to indigenous cultures.