March Change for Good Partner: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
March's Change for Good Partner is
local nonprofit Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
Protecting and enhancing precious land in the Rogue River region
to benefit our human and natural communities since 1978.
Today, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy continues to fulfill its original mission by connecting people, nature, and communities.
This nationally accredited organization serves as a leader among regional land trusts, through its approach to community involvement and successful conservation track record.
New property was added to SOLC's conservation lands
In 2021 Southern Oregon Land Conservancy was honored to be gifted an iconic landmark of the southern Bear Creek Valley, the Harry & Marilyn Fisher Preserve at Pompadour Bluff. Harry Fisher bequeathed this 55-acre property to SOLC in his will. SOLC's hope is to share this iconic place while also protecting its conservation values. Read more about what makes this scenic place so special, and how you can support its conservation and infrastructure upgrades to safely facilitate stewardship and community engagement well into the future.
Spring Hike Series
SOLC brings back it's hike series with guided visits to newly owned lands and public access favorites. Details will be launched on March 15.
Topics include flowers and ecology of rare Agate Desert vernal pool habitats; history of Jacksonville at the Woodlands; birds and wildflowers of Pompadour Bluff, as well as a few casual hikes to the top; and two Open Lands Day's at Rogue River Preserve with guided hikes for the whole family.
Don't miss out! Registrations open one month before the hike date.
Volunteer for the Land
Volunteering is a great way to experience the lands SOLC has conserved and make new friends, while performing a vital service that benefits the land and community. Learn more about becoming a volunteer, and upcoming and ongoing opportunities at www.landconserve.org/volunteer.
Stay informed by subscribing to their Volunteer e-list at the bottom of the webpage link above.
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy was voted on by our owners in our 2021 election to be a Change for Good Partner.
Through the cumulative register round up donations over the course of this month ~ our shoppers will help support this local nonprofit organization and the work that they are doing in our community.
The AFC Gives committee focuses on ways that the Co-op community can support local organizations and groups doing important work in the Rogue Valley.
2020 was the first year of Change for Good, a register round-up program to benefit a slate of ten organizations, voted on by Co-op owners, through the cumulative donations of shoppers choosing to round-up their shopping total to the nearest dollar.
From one cent to 99 cents, it all adds up to feeling good about supporting the community.
More Co-op News
We are honored to partner with ACCESS this August - a fantastic organization that has been serving our community for over four decades. ACCESS, which stands for "A Community in Action, Connecting, Empowering, and Strengthening Self-Sufficiency," is dedicated to addressing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Southern Oregon.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the local community, AFC is thrilled to announce the that we are accepting applications for our Community Grants program.
Ashland Food Co-op's Community Grants program is designed to foster meaningful change in the Southern Oregon region. Through these grants, we seek to support projects that align with our mission of promoting local and sustainable food systems, addressing food insecurity, and promoting community engagement.
Ashland Food Co-op is thrilled to partner with Maslow Project for our Change for Good program! Maslow Project is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to support homeless youth and families in Southern Oregon. Their mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, and they do this through a range of services including housing assistance, medical care, and educational support.
The Ashland Food Co-op is teaming up with the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) as its Change for Good partner for this month. This collaboration aims to support SOLC's mission of conserving Southern Oregon's natural landscapes and habitats.
Talent Maker City's mission is to build a more connected, prosperous, and resilient community through hands-on creativity and innovative STEAM-based learning. (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math.) They have a bustling Makerspace facility, brimming with creative energy in downtown Talent offering hands-on STEAM-based workshops and programming for curious minds of all ages!
We're always learning and growing here at the Co-op and with the approach of Cinco de Mayo we thought we would share a (very) brief history lesson and some thoughts on celebrating this holiday here in the United States.
From Kristina Lefever, Pollinator Project Rogue Valley President
From Klamath Bird Observatory, March 2023's Change for Good partner:
When Douglass Came to Rochdale, England a Slave and Left a Free Man
By David J Thompson
OHRA helps low-income people build better lives through access to social service resources. By helping
people move from crisis to stability, OHRA builds more capable individuals, stronger families, and a
better community. We have three core programs:
January's Change for Good Partner is
local nonprofit Ashland Food Angels
December's Change for Good Partner is
Rogue Action Center
The Rogue Action Center (RAC) builds organizing infrastructure, leaders, and community power for a just, inclusive, and sustainable Southern Oregon for everyone.
November's Change for Good Partner is
October's Change for Good Partner is
AFC Gives Community Fund