Local, Regional, and Community Food Systems

Stephen Ward
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Oregon communities, rural and urban, are taking their food systems into their own hands. They are improving food security and human health, healing the natural environment, strengthening local economies, and addressing inequities across the food system. OSU Extension is engaged in the local, regional, and community food systems movement through the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, the OSU Small Farms team, and the interdisciplinary Community Food Systems team within Extension. We partner with communities and organizations across the state, including the Oregon Community Food Systems Network.  

This section provides information, educational resources, and applied research related to building equitable, health-promoting, and ecologically and economically resilient food systems across Oregon.  

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Rural Community Explorer Program Coordinator, Special Projects
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Community Food Systems Specialist
Assistant Professor of Practice, Family and Community Health
Contact me with all your health and wellness questions in the Columbia River Gorge.
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Family & Community Health/SNAP-Ed

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Is this a huckleberry or something nasty?

Q: I saw these plants with what I think are huckleberries out at Harris Beach and at the rest area across from Harris Beach. Others have said they are not and are dangerous to eat. I would like help identifying them. The names I know are the evergreen, winter or California Huckleberry.

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