Stories of Home

Hear the voices of our region’s leaders and explore stories of home on the Ecotrust blog. Learn more about What We Do and our Current Projects.

Mari Kita Makan

STAFF VOICES | Ecotrust team member Denise Chin recounts the inspiration behind Mari Kita Makan, a dinner event dedicated to Indonesian, Malaysian, and Singaporean diaspora.

A look back: Celebrating Antone Minthorn

PHOTO ESSAY | In June of 2022, friends, family, and community members gathered in the Main Hall of the Redd on Salmon Street to celebrate Antone Minthorn (Cayuse).

An artists rendering of two water storage tanks embedded in a green hillside above a river

An Uneasy Conundrum: Green Energy & Tribes

FEATURE | Recordings and resources from the third event in the 2023 Indigenous Leadership Briefing series with Jeremy Takala, Maia Bellon, and Lauren Goldberg.

Local Link back in action

PHOTO ESSAY | After a two year hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked with partners to produce Local Link again in 2022

Supporting Latinx Founders

INTERVIEW | Pitch Latinx organizer and founder of Latino Founders, Juan Barraza, shares his hopes for Latinx entrepreneurship in the state and how Latinx-owned businesses are building intergenerational wealth.

In humble collaboration

ECOTRUST UPDATE | In humble collaboration, the Ecotrust team embarked on a strategic planning process.

Event attendees gathered to watch several panelists on a stage

A look back at Back to the Root

FEATURE | The second annual Back to the Root Conference convened 100+ BIPOC producers at the Redd on Salmon Street

Progress in perspective

ECOTRUST UPDATE | In a series of timelines, we share examples of how our work has progressed over the past decade.

Fresh connections, new opportunities

ECOTRUST UPDATE | More than 100 producers, food businesses, advocates, and buyers came together to discuss diversity and dig into the delicious details at the

A photo of a banner that says "This is an Emergency, climate debate now" hung over a parking structure

Cutting to the core of the climate crisis

STAFF VOICES | Grant Coordinator Madeleine Corich reflects on how she overcame climate despair, by organizing with the youth-led movement Sunrise.

Redd Reveal: More than a party

ECOTRUST UPDATE | Attendees of the Redd on Salmon Street’s grand opening event tasted the future we’re working toward

Impact through community

PARTNER VOICES | Ecotrust’s Events team is proud to announce our 2018 Community Grant Awardees