2008 Grant Recipients

Huerto de la Familia

The mission of Huerto de la Familia is to offer Latino families a place to connect to the earth and their root by growing their own food. The vision of Huerto de la Familia is to cultivate community integration and economic self-sufficienty through opportunities and training in organic gardening, farming and the creation of micro-businesses. - http://huertodelafamilia.org/

Lost Valley – Ecovillage and Permaculture Institute

We are a learning community creating catalysts for joyful ecological, social and economic regeneration. - http://lostvalley.org


Neighbors 4 Responsible Growth

Neighbors 4 Responsible Growth is a charitable and educational
organization composed of Veneta and area residents. Our mission is to
promote the welfare of the citizens of Veneta by providing education and
assistance to citizens in: (1) monitoring development, (2) protecting
natural areas: trees, wetlands, and greenways, and (3) retaining
Veneta’s livability by encouraging innovative development, drainage, and
transportation solutions. We champion citizen involvement and work to
make the public process more responsive and accessible to all. - http://www.

Oregon Toxics Alliance

Oregon Toxics Alliance is a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to identifying and eliminating the root causes of toxic pollution in Oregon. Our current areas of focus are: reducing pesticides, air quality, and environmental justice. - http://www.beyondtoxics.org/

School Garden Project

The School Garden Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps schools create and sustain gardens where hands-on learning connects students with their environment and local food system. We provide advice in school garden design and construction, train volunteers to work in gardens, distribute material resources to local schools, and coordinate garden-based education programs that serve more than 800 students annually. - http://www.efn.org/~sgp/

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. It provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among youth from different countries and cultures. We are an ad-free, ecologically-aware, literary magazine printed on recycled paper with soy ink! - http://www.skippingstones.org