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It's Your Oregon: Michelle McGrath

Michelle is personally and professionally invested in helping Oregon develop a thriving network of healthy, sustainable local economies where farmers have the tools and support they need to succeed.

Michelle McGrath, a former intern for Oregon Environmental Council, is personally and professionally invested in helping Oregon develop a thriving network of healthy, sustainable local economies where farmers have the tools and support they need to succeed.

Michelle loves living in Columbia River Gorge region because it allows her to backpack, trail run and contribute to the state’s agricultural community by being intimately involved with those who share her passion for Oregon’s natural landscape.

As the outreach manager for Gorge Grown Food Network, Michelle is a part of a movement to build a regional food system in the rural Columbia River Gorge region of Oregon and Washington. Gorge Grown Food Network works to foster relationships between Columbia River Gorge farmers, food producers, farm workers, consumers, policy-makers, educators and food enthusiasts. The goal: easier access to fresh, local food, and providing local farmers with the skills and infrastructure they need to succeed for generations and generations. By tapping into the abundance of locally grown food, communities will have healthier diets and less impact on the planet by cutting down on their food imports.

Michelle supports OEC because of the organization’s drive and ambition to create lasting change that matters in Oregonians’ everyday lives.

“OEC’s reach and track record speaks for itself,” says Michelle. “They are helping to create real, positive change in communities like mine in the Columbia River Gorge.”

 
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