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Salt of the Earth Urban Farm

Location:  Portland, OR

Day Job:  homeschooling mom/ Garden Coordinator for BCS Teaching Garden, a nonprofit

The Digs:  Backyard, Community Garden, Front yard, Other

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Figs, Filbert (Hazelnut), Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Beets, leeks, apricots, jostaberries, huckleberries, salal,thimbleberries, silverberries, quince, persimmon, hardy kiwi, eggplant, lima beans, fennel, French tarragon, Oregon Grape, Italian Plum, Japanese Plums, amaranth, Sunflowers, fava beans, red and white currants, artichokes, cardoon

Animals:  Chickens, we will be adding Runner ducks later this year, as well.

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  We live on a 1/4 acre city lot in the city. We're remaking our yard into a permaculture-inspired edible landscape in order to grow our own food sustainably, build community and feed others, and because we love it! We run a nonprofit garden for Birch Community Services (the Teaching Garden), and with a set of volunteers, grow organic, heirloom produce for 650 needy families in Portland. Visit us at www.larksongknits.com

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  • Posted by: Dante on January 27th, 2016 at 03:35 pm

    Nice, lush yard! Looks very productive.
    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on March 2nd, 2014 at 05:53 pm

    Congrats to you!

  • Posted by: Das Haus on March 2nd, 2014 at 01:21 pm

    Beautiful garden - congratulations!

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on March 2nd, 2014 at 09:00 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day! Voted : ) Visit us : )

  • Posted by: KC on March 2nd, 2014 at 08:32 am

    Congratulations! Voted : )

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 2nd, 2014 at 07:47 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on March 2nd, 2014 at 06:34 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on April 24th, 2012 at 05:25 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! Great photos of a great garden.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 24th, 2012 at 04:41 am

    What a beautiful garden! I love what you're doing. I love the pictures (thanks for sharing). I've bookmarked your website for reading later. Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on April 24th, 2012 at 02:12 am

    Would love to hear more and see some pics of the permaculture garden when you get it done!

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day! Kudos to you for the work you do in the community.

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