Resources



Other Grange Sites
 

National Grange

National Grange Legislative Policy Discussion Forum

Oregon State Grange
 



Non-Grange Affiliated Sites
 

Local Harvest

Find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Friends of Family Farmers

Friends of Family Farmers is building a strong and united voice for Oregon’s independent family farmers, food advocates, and concerned citizens who are working to foster an approach to agriculture that respects the land, treats animals humanely, sustains local communities, and provides a viable livelihood for family farmers. It is our belief that every person- urban and agrarian, farmer and eater- has the ability to make choices that can help regenerate our food system.

World’s Healthiest Foods

Our purpose is to provide you with unbiased scientific information about how nutrient-rich World’s Healthiest Foods can promote vibrant health and energy and fit your personal needs and busy lifestyle.

Site provides nutritional recipes with lots of information on nutritional content. A great resource for individuals looking to move away from factory foods.

Sustainable Living Project, Oregon State University

Our mission is to reduce environmental degradation and improve quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by fostering new consumption patterns and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

communitybuilders.nsw

This site is an interactive electronic clearing house for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental renewal including community leaders, community & government workers, volunteers, program managers, academics, policy makers, youth and seniors.

The Bank of I.D.E.A.S.

The Bank of I.D.E.A.S. is motivated by the desire to create healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities.  It is convinced that communities cannot be developed from the top down or from the outside in. It requires communities to build from the inside out, and for their residents to invest themselves, ideas, assets, capacities and resources in the process.

An Urban Homestead

It is time to move beyond the unsustainable, unfulfilling, mainstream culture. We need to research WHOLE solutions, doing more than reduce, reuse and recycle, going beyond the fragmented and narrow band-aid solutions which postpone consequences for a time but don’t change anything permanently, especially ourselves, the source of the problems. As the world faces ever increasing danger based on its dysfunctional system, there is a critical need to look ahead with a new vision, a vision which sees that a step backwards is progress. With the severe shortage of hand-to-mouth workers only getting worse, we intend to use our hands, to employ them as weapons of mass creation.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Sustainable Table

Works to educate consumers and increase demand for sustainable food through awareness campaigns, promotional events and by offering viable solutions to the factory farm problem.

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange

Based on the “National” historical origins of the national grange organization our grange has elected to dedicate itself to support local family farms, with a particular emphasis on sustainable agriculture.

EnergyBulletin.net

EnergyBulletin.net is designed to be a clearinghouse for current information regarding the peak in global energy supply. We will publish news and research concerning peak oil & natural gas, climate change, sustainability and solutions, economy, geopolitical issues, renewable energy, etc.

Discussion About Energy and Our Future

We all see the petroleum economy as the fundamental linchpin of our present democratic society. As cheap oil/energy/gas quietly fades into history, lives around the world will indeed change. This real and tangible crisis of supply and demand is now inevitable. Whether the coming crisis arrives in six months or in four years, whether the crisis arrives in a slow, secular fashion or as a cataclysmic “shock,” our purpose is the same: we are here to raise awareness of the reality of the current problem and to attempt to address the real issues that are often hidden by political pandering. We are here to talk about ideas. We’re all learning here about ourselves and from each other. No perspective will be punished as long as evidence and logic are present. We want to bring brain power to bear on all of these issues; we may not come up with a solution…but we can at least say we tried.

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8 Responses to “Resources”

  1. Hannele Gauthier Says:

    Hello, the grange I and my friend belong to may be going down the road soon due to lack of interest by the members and the no show of officers on a continual basis… a sad feeling, I will miss all my friends I’ve made over the years. So, I was wondering if your grange would like 2 more members. We live a whole lot closer to Silverton than the other grange. Let me know.

    • lecturer Says:

      The more the merrier! 5:00 on the First Sunday of every month. Potluck dinner precedes the meeting…

  2. pat murphy Says:

    Thank you for this posting. One of our Grange members sent this link to me.

    You are expressing in your posting what myself and wife have been advocating for a long time now, localization, sustainability, preparation for coming bad times, and community cohesion.

    We are located in Deshutes county in La Pine. While some of the local population is interested in the above concepts, way too many residents are convinced that good times are just down the road and we will be back to normal business.

    Our local Grange has established a monthly flea and farmers market that has been fairly successful. This year will tell us more about its community acceptance and how much it will grow.

    Thanks again for this posting and hope for future communication.

  3. Pam Cosmo (freeacre) Says:

    Holy Cow! Just connecting with you for the first time! We are like-mined people in La Pine, OR., just south of Bend. My husband and I are Assistant Stewards of the Little Deschutes Grange, and very committed to localizing food production. We have organized a Farmers/Flea Market at our Grange Hall. Additionally, we grow and freeze the majority of vegetables that we eat. We also keep sixteen free range chickens and raise rabbits for meat. Our efforts toward sustainability and living simply were featured on Carolyn Baker’s resource depletion site, “Speaking Truth to Power.” We maintain a blog site called Trout Clan Campfire, which has gotten over 70,000 hits so far and has created a sort of “cyber-tribe’ of like-minded folks who are all concerned about the collapse of our consumer based society and how to create a better, sustainable one. Come visit us at the Campfire anytime and join the conversation.
    Anyway, we are finding inspiration from your efforts, and will monitor your progress and hopefully reflect them here in our little outpost.

    All the Best,

    pam (freeacre)

  4. Leah Maka Grey Says:

    I am a member of the Russellville 353 Grange in Portland and have been watching your site develop and am very excited about the projects you are doing.

    I would like to invite your grange member and the Pomona Chair to the Annual Pomona Convention on May 22 at the Russellville Grange 12135 NE Prescott off Sandy Blvd and behind Parkrose Highschool. Time is 9am to Noon with lunch provided. Please let us know the number of people attending so we can prepare adequate food.

    My phone is 503-254-8113

  5. Leah Maka Grey Says:

    Greetings,
    Here in East Portland we are beginning to organize to bring the Grange Mission to the forefront of what we do as a grange and how we connect to the communities.
    This week we will be doing to events: The East Portland Neighborhood Association will be doing a planning session to address food security through organizing gardens, both individual, group, churchs, Parks and Recreation etc. to begin a major push to get more gardens started this year.
    The 2nd event is a training in community organizing to be held through TransitionPDX. This organizing strategy is being done in Europe and currently in Chicago. I am told that success rates are phenomenal!
    If it is as good as I hope I will be open to bringing this information and skill to other communities and granges in and around Oregon. I can be reached at leahmaka@hotmail.com or 503-254-8113

  6. Kristen Sweeney Says:

    Greetings, I have invited some fb friends to the next meeting. I wanted to inform you of this as a courtesy. Molly suggested I let you know.

    Respectfully yours,
    Kristen Sweeney

  7. Kristen Sweeney Says:

    my personal # is 503-873-5647


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