December 15, 2010 Tryon Life Community Farm is not your ordinary farm. It’s nestled inside Oregon’s only State Park that is lies within a major metropolitan city, Portland. It is more of an urban ecovillage than a farm. But it does grow food, educate the community, and preserve a way of life that has a lower impact on the environment.
Tonight, they ask for your help in saving an adjoining 2.3 acre piece of land from a development that would consist of building 8 new homes. If given the opportunity to purchase the land, their vision would be to expand their outdoor education program.
“…this is not about anti-development or about saving a hippy-dippy commune; it is a story about people actively creating positive change, working toward a new sort of lifestyle that, ironically, is as old as the hills. So much environmentalism is gloom and doom, and this is a legitimate story of success.”