I stopped a couple weeks ago to get a closer look at a plant that had been catching my eye on a busy North Portland street on my drive home. At a pedestrian’s pace, I couldn’t turn around without seeing irrepressible gardens behind bars.
Honestly, everywhere I turned, there was more, it’s mind blowing how much is happening around here. A previously vacant lot has been replaced with a rather professional looking operation. Right off that same busy street I started out on.
Sure enough, this is the work of an organization, not an individual. Around the corner I noticed a building which I have somehow driven past for a year without noticing. It turns out it is the North Portland Farm of ProjectGrow, a community operation that aims to enrich the lives of developmentally disabled adults through art, farming, and yoga. The garden is their North Portland Farm, from which they run a Community Supported Agriculture program that bike-delivers fruits and veggies, herbs, eggs, goat fiber (!!), and flowers to restaurants within a 2 mile radius. Right here in the neighborhood. Very impressed.
2010-06-11 » megan