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.

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.

Welcome to the Redd on Salmon Street

ECOTRUST UPDATE | With the historic renovation complete at Redd East,the two-block campus is complete and ready to host the community

A man speaks to a group of people gathered in a warehouse.

Nourishing community at the Redd

PARTNER VOICES | As a tenant of Redd on Salmon Street, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church found a solution for their food distribution challenges

Two women fisherman haul a net through shin-deep water of Bristol Bay.

A stronger food system,from soil to sea

PROGRAM UPDATE | Now in its second year, we’re accepting applications for our Ag of the Middle Accelerator, a unique business development program

Man in black hat and coat wheels dolly full of boxes into a freezer

Savoring every season at the Redd

PROGRAM UPDATE | As the seasons change, the community at the Redd continues to strengthen their connections to one another and build their businesses

Lake, far shore, and rocky mountain with snow patches and an ombre sky. Mountain and sky also reflected in the still lake water

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

Wooden granary bunched with several small buildings, surrounded by high desert grasses with mountains in the distance

An unexpected dialogue

STAFF VOICES | Amanda Oborne, our VP of Food & Farms, shares lessons she learned on sharing power and privilege while attending a convening of leaders working to create a more equitable and resilient food system

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

Flat salt water bay with view flanked by buildings on stilts over the water at image's left and right. Ahead a small island full of evergreens and low rounded mountains blue with white snowcaps. Varied grey sky

Soul food in southeast Alaska

STAFF VOICES | “When I hear the words ‘Soul Food,’ I don’t think Louisiana, I think Alaska,” Miakah Nix says.

Replicability takes the stage at Slow Fish San Francisco

PROGRAM UPDATE | Our head of Fisheries reports back on what she learned this year at Slow Fish San Francisco, a briny conference that brings together fish advocates from across the country to shuck, slurp, converse, and celebrate

Better data, stronger impact

PROGRAM UPDATE | Ecotrust’s new metrics platform spawns tighter focus in farm to institution programming

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Fresh views from Sitka Sedge

ECOTRUST UPDATE | In 2014, Ecotrust assisted in securing permanent conservation for one of Oregon’s last intact coastal estuaries. Now, our newest state park.

From land and sea to chef and table

PARTNER VOICES |Nate Rispler of Wilder Land & Sea reflects on his experience at the Redd and how he helped launch Portland’s signature meat and seafood distribution company.