Parkrose Permaculture is a permaculture urban farm set on 1/4 acre in Portland, OR. At the moment, we raise organic, free-range duck and hen eggs, honeybees, and propagate all sorts of annual and perennial veggie and fruit plants. We have plant sales three times a year and make organic salves and balms using our herbs and beeswax. You can find our BeeLeaf Balms products in our Etsy store, Parkrose Market. (You can also find my handknits and Waldorf-inspired children’s items from time to time in our Etsy store.)
The bulk of our yard is currently dedicated to a non-profit, Birch Community Services, where we, with the help of several volunteers, grow organic produce that is directly donated to low-income, food-insecure families that participate at BCS.
We strive to follow the permaculture principles of caring for the earth, caring for our neighbors, and sharing the surplus. I’m currently working on a book for parents and children based around a lifestyle of permaculture.
We believe strongly that growing nutritious, organic produce should be an economical, sustainable, community-building, spiritual, and joyful experience.