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Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development

Promoting a sustainable food system, improving water quality, creating rural jobs and supporting renewable energy are a few of their programs.

Promoting a sustainable, organic local food system is just one of the goals of Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development (CPRCD).  CPRCD is dedicated to improving water quality, creating and maintaining rural jobs, supporting renewable energy, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. They support positive environmental, social and economic change in one of Oregon Tilth's local communities of Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk Counties, Oregon. They work at the grassroots level, with citizens of rural communities, to build collaborations and partnerships that get things done.Members include concerned individuals, business owners, nonprofit organizations and government entities, all working together to accomplish innovative and needed local projects.

Their services include:
• Assistance with projects, funding searches, and grant writing
• Project and fiscal management services
• As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, CPRCD can accept grants from foundations for your projects

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How Oregon Tilth Partners with Cascade Pacific RC & D

In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors and providing organization assistance and direction. Oregon Tilth helps to coordinate and fund the annual Local Food Connection. This annual event links local farmers directly to food buyers – schools, hospitals, restaurants and grocery stores – in the Willamette Valley and central coast. The event brings together local food producers and buyers to make business connections and to talk about the advantages of producing and selling food locally.  These business relationships strengthen the local economies of Benton, Lane and Linn counties and sets an example nationwide of how organizations can work to establish relationships among buyers and producers in their local economy. The Local Food Connection features workshops, speakers and Lunch will feature locally grown products provided by local farmers and fishers and prepared by local chefs lunch will featuring locally grown products provided by local farmers and fishers and prepared by local chefs.  The annual event occurs in February of each year.  more information...

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