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David Beller

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22 minutes


Urban agriculture, Sustainablility, Refugees, Small business


Interview of David Beller by Kyle Koonce at Mercy Corp Portland, Oregon on February 25th, 2010.

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David Beller has worked for more than 15 years in agriculture, horticulture, and community food projects. His experience includes working as the manager of the California Polytechnic State University Organic Farm, and as an analyst for California Food Policy Advocates. As of 2009 he managed the New American Agriculture Project, a refugee and immigrant farm start-up project for Mercy Corps. He holds a BA in agro ecology and sustainable agriculture from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master of public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Founder and Director of Grow Portland.


This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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