This Saturday August 11th from 4:30-7:30pm Portland Slow Food is hosting a tour at Luscher Farm called “Farming on the Urban Fringe”. It will start with a walk around the fields where we’ll talk about the nuts & bolts of sustainable farming, and some of the benefits & challenges of being on public land at the edge of the urban growth boundary.
If you’re a regular reader, you are well aware of the benefits — great veggies, positive environmental impacts, and opportunities for farm education and outreach. The challenges faced by urban farmers include prohibitive land costs, pressure from development & other competing uses — all of which are complicated by the uncertain future of the land use laws. It should be a lively discussion and I would encourage shareholders to come! It would be great to hear your perspective on why this particular farm is important to you.
The evening will conclude with a potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share that does not require heating. Also, be sure to bring your own wine or other drink, plates, utensils, glasses, etc., and a blanket to sit on.
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