Portland Community Garden  Portland Oregon has one of the premier Community Garden programs in the country.  They offer garden plots to residents for a small fee, and donate fresh garden produce to local agencies to feed the hungry.  They encourage good healty gardening practices such as organic gardening, healthy soil building practices, composting, cover cropping, and sustainability.  The program also encourages positive social practices such as community involvement and intergenerational cooperation.  Portland currently has 32 community gardens throughout the city with more coming in the future.
     The Portland Community Gardens program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods since 1975.  The 32 locations are scattered among many Portland neighborhoods.  Volunteer garden managers........

Community GardenThere has been a lot of coverage in the media lately about community gardens and planting vegetables and fruits on public land.  The Yardstead is in full support of these ideas and we plan to get invloved when we are able.  We will be covering the progress of this movement in detail.  I heard a radio interview yesterday with Darrin Nordahl, the author of a new book Public Produce:  The new Urban Agriculture.  {jumi}<iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theyard-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1597265888&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0"></iframe>{/jumi}  The book is full of details about public spaces already being used for community gardens such as this community gardens program in Portland, OR.  The book also includes many ideas for using more....