Amy Wong, Director
3027 NE 9th, Portland, OR 97212
Cultivate Oregon, a non-profit project of Earth Island Institute, is focused on regenerative agriculture issues, including building local seed and food system resiliency. All food systems start with seeds, and Oregon is one of the top five seed-producing regions in the world, yet, there are no statewide regulations for GE (genetically engineered) crops, and all counties except Jackson County, are preempted from regulating GE seed.
Cultivate Oregon, along with a statewide coalition, is raising public awareness around the consequences of GE contamination in our communities. Through educational and legislative efforts, we are working to create and protect seed sanctuaries so that we can grow a diverse and equitable food system that promotes biodiversity, pollinator and soil health, heritage seeds, and resource conservation.
C.R.O.P.S. farm visit
Cultivate Oregon’s Seed Swap
Buckwheat seed grown by Chris Hardy in Ashland, Oregon
Millet seed grown by Chris Hardy in Ashland, Oregon