Gardening

But the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.” Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture

 

The Practicalities of Growing Food 

  1. Grow only useful things
  2. Region matters. A lot. 
  3. Build your soil. 
  4. Water deeply and less frequently
  5. Work makes work. 
  6. Failure is part of the game. 
  7. Pay attention and keep notes. 

(Taken from The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City, pg. 34).

 Interested in gardening, but don’t have the space?

Check out these local gardens for volunteering or to annually purchase your own garden plot!

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Portland, OR

Zenger Farm

Portland, OR

Urban Farm Collective

Portland, OR

General Community Plots

Vancouver, WA. This resource is pretty dang cool. Check it out for different plot options and pricing.

78th Street Heritage Farms

Vancouver, WA. Plots are $60 for the year. Includes water and some tools. 84 plots, at 20 ft.  X 20 ft each.