PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions ran a nice article about our field trip to Woodburn to visit with PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste), the primary union supporting farmworkers in the Willamette Valley and beyond. The trip brought together students from my Feeding the City class and our Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems. We followed our visit to PCUN with a tour and lunch at the Portland Mercado in East PDX.
Here's the article:
Food Systems field trip features local Latinx movements in agriculture and community-led retail businessJuly 6, 2017 - 3:05pm — Lauren Everett
In June, students in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems joined Nathan McClintock’s Feeding The City class on a field trip to learn about the labor side of food justice.
Founded in 1985 and located in the small agricultural town of Woodburn, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) is Oregon’s farm workers union, and represents over 6,000 members ...
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Nathan McClintock is a geographer and professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University.