Portland Business Journal
August 22, 2007
Ecotrust Food & Farms Program has been chosen to serve as the regional lead agency for the National Farm to School Network.
Portland-based Ecotrust will oversee efforts to change the face of school food to reflect local foodsheds and promote health in the Western region including Oregon, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Ecotrust will also support the Los Angeles-based National Farm to School Network in areas of policy, information, media and marketing, and create networking opportunities as well as provide training and technical assistance for individuals working on farm-to-school issues.
Ecotrust was chosen from a field of nonprofit organizations based on its track record in developing and implementing programs in the farm-to-school arena, as well as its history of collaborating with organizations and individuals on a local and national level.