January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change […]
As I drive across this quiet stretch of river on the small, two-lane bridge to Sauvie Island, leaving for now the city of Portland not so far behind, I want to write the story of Red Truck Farm, a 1/2-acre vegetable and dry bean farm dedicated to growing organic food for the local community. I […]
Fall is in full swing and Winter isn’t far beyond, I’ve been enjoying local apples, squash and weekly pots of soup. While this time of year usually encourages folks to slow down a bit I hardly have a moment to myself but was thrilled when I was able to recently carve out a little time […]
A video tour of backyard chickens raised in urban environments to produce fresh eggs.
There’s a good chance you’ve been around long enough to have heard of a garden tour. Gardening people open their backyards to total strangers – albeit they are garden enthusiasts, which makes it perfectly acceptable – to share what they have created by way of their landscaping talents. Some people visit to get ideas for […]
Damascus, Oregon ponders how to integrate existing urban agriculture into its future urban fabric. City Master Plan will address urban farms preservation.