“For years I never raised my eyes from the floor.  I thought life had nothing more to offer. But now I have discovered that being a woman does not need to limit me, it does not mean I deserve less respect, or have less to say. Every human being has worth, and deserves an opportunity to grow.”

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Sustainable Agriculture

Empowering and promoting small-scale sustainable Latino farmers and gardeners and striving for sustainability and social justice.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Sustainable Agriculture program provides new and beginning Latino farmers, who grow in small scale, with the training and skills necessary to farm using sustainable methods and to successfully market their products. The program offers a 14-week sustainable farming class series, also provides technical assistance and access to land. 

We Promote Sustainable Methods Because . . .

We want to grow healthy and nutritious food without any chemical residue.

We are committed to caring for and protecting the soil, preserving life around us, and ensuring sustainability on earth.  
 
We want to restore the spiritual meaning of food production, hoping that the process of growing it will reflect our culture, which is based in respect and care of nature.

Our Principles

Food justice. The right to grow, distribute, access and eat good food, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community.

Good food. Healthy, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.

Food sovereignty. The right and freedom of all people to grow their own diverse and nutritious food, and to define their own food, agriculture and livestock systems (not being subjected to largely international food market forces).

Clases de Agricultura Orgánica

Sea parte del nuevo movimento agrícola

Participe en este curso que Adelante Mujeres ofrece y aprenda técnicas orgánicas para cultivar hortalizas saludables, deliciosas y nutritivas.  Las clases son en español. 

Fecha:  del 11 de enero al 20 de abril 2016 (Cada lunes, por 14 semanas)

Horario:  de 6:30 a 8:30PM

Lugar:  Iglesia Adventista 1165 SE Walnut Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123, a cuadra y media de "Su Casa Súper Mercado"

Valor: $50.00, con facilidades de pago.

Habrá cuidado de niños gratis. 

El programa Agricultura Orgánica de Adelante Mujeres, capacitando y promoviendo al agricultor latino.

Para inscribirse o para más información llame al 503 992 0078 extensión 302

Aprenda Más Sobre Las Clases


Sustainable Agriculture Classes

Be a part of the new agricultural movement

 Learn organic techniques for growing healthy, delicious and nutritious vegetables!  The classes are taught in Spanish. 

Dates:  January 11 to April 20, 2016 (every Monday for 14 weeks)

Horario:  6:30PM - 8:30PM

Lugar:  Adventist Church, 1165 SE Walnut Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123, a cuadra y media de "Su Casa Súper Mercado"

Valor: $50.00, with credit options available.

There will be free childcare.

The Adelante Mujeres Sustainable Agriculture program, training and promoting Latino Farmers.

To register, or for more information, call 503 992 0078 extension 302

Learn More About the Classes

 

ADELANTE MUJERES DISTRIBUTOR AND CSA

Sustainable Agriculture operates Adelante Mujeres Distributor, a wholesale produce distribution system that provides sustainably grown produce to local institutions, restaurants, schools, and small food businesses. We also offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for individual community members. The Distributor and CSA function as a market outlet and training opportunity for the program’s Latino farmer participants.

If you represent a business interested in purchasing produce from Adelante Mujeres Distributor or are an individual who would like to become a CSA member, please contact us at distributor@adelantemujeres.org or csa@adelantemujeres.org.

Local produce grown by individual Sustainable Agriculture Latino farmer participants can also be found at the Forest Grove Farmers Market and a variety of other farmers markets in Washington County and Portland. 

OTHER RESOURCES

Recognizing that many farm enterprises struggle to obtain financing, Sustainable Agriculture offers a suite of alternative capital products, including Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).  Learn more about the IDA program.

Visit our Donate page to learn about supporting the Sustainable Agriculture program.

Find more information about getting involved with the Sustainable Agriculture program on our Volunteer page.

Listen to an interview of Adelante's Alejandro Tecum and Bridget Cooke as they discuss some of our success stories in Edible Portland's Underground Airwaves podcast.

Plus, you've heard of peak oil.  What about peak soil?  Could one of the biggest threats to our environment be the state of the ground beneath our feet?  Learn more here (working draft of academic paper written by Adelante's Nicholas Fromherz, accepted for publication in the Ecology Law Quarterly)

 

 


The Sustainable Agriculture program provides new and beginning Latino farmers, who grow in small scale, with the training and skills necessary to farm using sustainable methods and to successfully market their products. The program offers a 14-week sustainable farming class series, also provides technical assistance and access to land.