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Fall in Portland – Urban Farming Update

Well, it’s almost Fall – just a few more days till Summer’s over. And I thought I’d share some of my recent thinking about Farm My Yard. I started this effort a few years ago – with the hopes that thousands of signs would pop up in yards all over Portland and then the world. I figured it would be an amazing way to increase the amount of food being grown in urban settings and have a profound effect on the world. So far, the effect has been somewhat minimal – and I’m kicking myself that I haven’t put more energy into the project.  I know somewhere down deep that if 100 signs were to be displayed, that would lead to some profound change. I imagine a world where we’re all spending more time growing our own food and helping each other learn how to get back to the garden…

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Farming Brenda’s Yard

Brenda’s Yard Thanks to Justin of InTownAg for his work in getting this yard going in SE Portland! Wow, has this been a fun process.  It’s been a few years now and Brenda’s daughter is now selling produce from the yard at the local farmers’ market and I think wants to become a nutritionist 🙂  The yard has produced well – and the family is eating from the garden.