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.