Winslow Food Forest

Food From its Natural Habitat

 

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We are Mel and Teague: Permaculture Design Consultants, Farmers, and Teachers.

We grow over 100 varieties of edible plants in our food forest located in Portland, OR.

 

Do you want weekly shares of organic produce?

Harvest Share begins June 6th! Click here to sign up!

 

  

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2017 Harvest Share

Do you want awesome organic produce from your local food forest?!? Sign up for a Harvest Share to treat yourself to a bounty of seasonal veggies, greens, herbs + edible flowers! We follow organic permaculture practices, giving you access to the healthiest freshest produce possible.

Just a sample of the beautiful weekly shares from our past seasons 



Membership Benefits

Diversity  & Deliciousness: you will enjoy unique varieties of heirloom produce. Your membership supports the preservation of rare edible plant species and heritage chickens.

Health: access to a wide variety of fresh organic produce provides you excellent nutrition to nourish your mind and body.

Recipes: Blogs, recipe cards and potlucks are all a part of how we love to share inspiration!

Radical Action: Everyone has to eat. Choosing to support a local source of ethically grown food is a powerful act that strengthens our food sovereignty. Our individual choices have the ability to reverberate throughout our community, creating meaningful positive change.

 

    What is a Food Forest?

    A Food Forest is a human designed edible forest ecosystem. Imagine wandering through a flourishing forest where almost every plant is edible...

    A mature Food Forest is comprised of taller canopy trees, usually nuts and fruits, with a sub-canopy of berries and shrubs, followed by herbs and veggies below. In the Pacific Northwest, a Food Forest consists of 7 Layers. We can count 9 layers when including marshes and mushrooms!

    Business As Usual is Not Working...

    We now recognize conventional agricultural practices to be a major contributor towards climate change, environmental destruction and desertification.

    Monoculture methods of single-species crops results in the removal of entire ecosystems. This destroys top soil with yearly deep tilling, and pollutes our waters and earth with synthetic petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The results are fragile, unhealthy, unnatural landscapes that depend upon a staggering amount of inputs in order to operate.

     

    There is an alternative to industrial agriculture

    Food Forests are living proof that industrial agriculture is not the only way to feed the world. They serve as an example of a regenerative, resilient and time-tested method of growing food and cultivating humanity.  A food forest functions as a healthy closed-loop ecosystem, with each organism playing a role. Each element of the system supports the whole. The many relationships happening in an ecosystem are imitated in a food forest which:

    • builds soil and accumulates nutrients    
    • self-fertilizes, self-mulches, self-regulates
    • produces  food, fiber, medicine, materials, fodder and more
    • Sequesters Carbon, offsetting climate change
    • provides habitat for all living organisms
    • supports pollinators and beneficial insects
    • protects and enhances biodiversity

     

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    Winslow Food Forest is located in Portland Oregon.

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    Updates From the Food Forest
    Week 1: Harvest Share 2017

    Week 1: Harvest Share 2017

      Okay here we go folks! It’s week 1 of our 2017 Harvest Share. Thank you so much to all...

    A Bus House for Winslow Food Forest

    A Bus House for Winslow Food Forest

    We are Mel, Teague and baby Uly. We need your help to buy a school bus so we can convert it into...

    Portland we are back!

    Portland we are back!

      We are excited to announce… Winslow Food Forest was chosen by the city of Portland to design and plant...

    Week 20 Harvest Share 2016!

    Week 20 Harvest Share 2016!

     It’s the last week of this year’s Harvest Share! Cheers to CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and a heartfelt thanks to...

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