WHO WE ARE

Who We Are…

mel n teague emilia bedsWinslow Food Forest is a progressive permaculture project located in Portland, OR.

We are Teague and Melissa Cullen, who, along with Nicholas Eymann, began this project in 2013 in the backyard of a punk house rental in Portland, OR.

Together we grew this wild gorgeous forest garden with plums, pears, veggies, herbs, flowers and more! We thought, wouldn’t it be magical if all backyards were this beautiful and productive?

IMG_3945Teague had the idea one day of starting a Plant Start CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and it was a great idea indeed!

In 2013, with the help of a small business grant from Mercy Corp NW,  Melissa and Teague grew and delivered edible seedlings to the doorsteps of gardeners all over Portland.

We were the first Oregon growers to offer this unique type of CSA,  which we now call our Seedling Share

As certified Permaculture Design Consultants…

Teague and Mel specialize in designing and planting bio diverse Food Forests and edible landscapes. Our portfolio includes small city backyards and rural properties ranging from 1-8 acres. You can learn more about our design services here.

We are currently engaged in a long-term food forest development project on a .68 acre urban site in SE Portland’s Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood. We were granted a decade-long lease in response to a proposal we submitted to the city of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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As farmers and new parents…

         We are committed to leaving a better world for our kid and yours!

For us, that means growing food and plants through forest gardening. 

Our Harvest Share is in it’s third season providing weekly boxes of organic produce to our members. This includes veggies, herbs, fruits and edible flowers. It’s our 5th season growing plant starts for our Seedling Share and for local nurseries such as our friends at City Farm in St Johns. Thank you for taking the time to read about us and we appreciate your support! Happy Gardening!

-Mel, Teague and Uly

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