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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.

 

6 Responses to "About the farm"

  • I stumbled across your website while doing a search on one of my favorite books, which serendipitously has the same name as the title of your blog. I see that there is someone else who likes to take pictures of her feet in lieu of her face. Also, your description of your little hen sounds surprisingly like myself. Down to what she wants to be when she grows up. Interesting. I hope you are enjoying your life.

  • Hi Mama,
    I didn’t know how else to get hold of you. Could you contact me regarding the contest that I held this past weekend.
    Thanks hon!
    By the way…I love your site!!

  • Hey Angela!
    Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my Quaker-y ramblings. I don’t know if I would exclusively call myself “Quaker”, since I am not even attending a Meetinghouse….but this is the tradition that seems to speak to me the most and can still hold my love for G-d through Judaism… The thing that turned me off the most to the local Meetinghouse communities is that it just seemed like a political activism forum that had co-opted a spiritual tradition. I wish I lived near a L’Abri…I think that L’Abri is such a wonderful example of being willing to ask hard questions, not be forced to conform to a “religious culture” and still hold fast to a Truth (capital T on purpose).
    With Quakerism, I don’t even touch the “peace” stuff (peace isn’t just about anti-war activism)…but instead focus on the testimonies of quiet worship, seeking the Light within, and living an uncluttered simple life.
    I look forward to chatting with you more…I am going to stick you on my blogroll! (my second one….)
    Also..I am going to be copying your Sparrow Post idea, so be on the lookout for pictures…..

  • Hey Angela! I decided to ditch facebook and dive into the blogging world with my kids. I love yours! Thanks so much for having this! I’ll let you know when we get ours up, and I would greatly appreciate any advice or knowledge you have to share. I already feel like I know you so much more! ~Love, Crystal

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