Linda Ziedrich is an independent writer and editor who focuses mainly on food from garden to table, culinary history, and horticulture. Currently she is leading an effort to revise and revive Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste. A civic activist as well, she is the vice-president of the Lebanon Museum Foundation and a member of the Linn County Cultural Coalition board of directors.
The City of Lebanon, with a population of about 17,000 in 2020, is located along the South Santiam River on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley, close to the Cascade Range and less than twenty miles from Albany and Corvallis. The city is known for its walking …