Elona Underwood is a self-declared Cascadian fighting for fresh local food and sustainability. She works as farm manager with the LIttle White Salmon Biodiversity reserve which promotes education about habitat protection and sustainable agriculture.
In a fun new article by the BC based paper the Province, Author Jan Zechsky does a lovely job of talking about Cascadia, bioregionalism, and of course our lovely, bioregional, craft beer and hop culture.
If there is one defining trait of the Pacific Northwest, it’s the high propensity for quality, locally and organically made microbrews. Created from the rain and soil on the slopes of the Cascadian bioregion, the dark ales, IPA’s and recipes that shift from basement to house, to farm and city to city has come to reflect a growing and distinct regional identity and culture.
Real Food Cascadia is an annual convergence seeking to connect our local bioregional restoration projects with the global ancestral health movement. It has become clear that the health of the Land cannot be separated from the health of the People.