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.

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A conversation with Laurie Dunne

STAFF VOICES | Indigenous Fellow Laurie Dunne talks about her GIS work, her experience working from home, and her hopes for the future

Welcome Cat Goughnour

INTERVIEW | We chat with our new board member, Cat Goughnour, who has been part of Ecotrust’s racial equity work since 2016

Feeding communities during a crisis

PHOTO ESSAY | In a collaboration with the Redd on Salmon Street and Ecotrust, Feed the Mass is preparing, delivering, and serving hundreds of free meals every week.

Love where you live

STAFF VOICES | This Earth Day, we continue to realize our vision for resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems, in our region and beyond

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Update: The Redd on Salmon Street

INTERVIEW | We connect with the Redd campus manager, B-Line founder, and our VP of events and engagement for an update on activities at the Redd campus amid COVID shutdowns.

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A conversation with Susie Lee

INTERVIEW | Seattle-based artist and entrepreneur Susie Lee chats with us about her career, being a new mom, and being Ecotrust’s newest board member.

Jesse Beers (wearing a woven hat and dark blue sweatshirt) of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians walks on a floating island on Tahkenitch Lake.

A legacy of restoration, in living color

PARTNER VOICES | After more than 20 years of working together to restore their watershed, the Siuslaw Watershed Council enlists our team to help share their story

Umi noodles go to lunch

PARTNER VOICES | Lola Milholland of Umi Organics shares the story of how she made her organic yakisoba noodles school lunchroom-ready.

Rural Reporting Fellowship takes root

PROGRAM UPDATE | Our new Rural Reporting Fellowship will provide support for in-depth reporting on climate change from a rural perspective.

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Welcome Doe Hatfield

STAFF VOICES | We sit down for a quick Q&A with our new Communications Director, Doe Hatfield

Impact through community

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

Sparks fly from our ground floor

PROGRAM UPDATE | We welcome coffee shop La Perlita to the Natural Capital Center, and prepare to open our newest event space

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Following cultural lifeways

PARTNER VOICES | Oregon Poet Laureate and former Ecotruster, Liz Woody, shared this poem at our 25th anniversary celebration – Roots at the Redd

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Honoring Dave Hatch

IN MEMORIAM | Remembering Dave Hatch, a longtime friend, partner, and advocate for Native communities

Two people walking down a dirt path in front of a farm house. One person is carrying a large five-gallon plastic bucket.

What’s new in Food and Farms

ECOTRUST UPDATE | FoodCorps moves into the Redd, we tell everyone that Farm to School Counts, and Stanford Social Innovation Review talks about our work

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Elizabeth Woody, Oregon’s Voice

PARTNER VOICES | Elizabeth Woody, formerly of Ecotrust, will focus her tenure as Oregon’s first Native American Poet Laureate on rural communities

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A school district unites around food

PROGRAM UPDATE | Welcome to the Salem-Keizer School District in Oregon, where 40,000 students are eating more healthy, local food and learning in school gardens