integrated food system

Lessons in Building Resilient Neighborhoods

Author: Ryan Dubas

Scattered through Eugene, Oregon’s Horn Lane neighborhood, residents are working to manifest a vision of a sustainable community inspired by PROUT localized economics, permaculture design principles, and a neohumanist respect for all living beings. This neighborhood project aims to develop a network of properties that fosters an ethic of resource sharing. In addition to sharing food, tools, materials, and know-how, the community also offers cultural events, education in permaculture, and instruction in yogic practices. This network demonstrates how small sites and connected people can carve a new vision in the shadows of an outmoded paradigm.

By |2016-01-14T00:11:24+0000December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Emerging River Road Neighborhood Food Culture

An integrated complex of food-related activities and programs is emerging in Eugene, Oregon’s River Road neighborhood. In the past 6 – 8 years there has arise a network of residents using their properties and skills to build a robust, localized food system. This system starts from soil at the base and proceeds up through seeds, starts, gardens, preservation, education, economy and culture. Motivation for building this food system comes from: (1) a constructive response to the global challenges facing agriculture, (2) a belief in the benefits of localized food production, (3) and a desire to reorient culture to become more wholesome, nurturing, and community oriented.


By |2016-01-19T03:11:30+0000November 11th, 2015|0 Comments