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Can a Major City Grow All Its Own Food?

“If we grew 1 percent that would be fantastic”

By Rebecca Gerendasy
Food Farmer Earth
Aug 2, 2012

Tim Donovan, farm manager at Project Grow, an urban farm that grows food for local neighborhood CSA members with help from adults with disabilities, shares his views on growing food in a city the size of Portland, Oregon. While it may be an attractive idea for a city to grow all its own food, as Donovan explains, the reality requires far more modest a goal for achieving success.

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An Urban Farm in Portland Feeds Local Neighborhood with Help from Disabled

“Customers buy from Project Grow not because it’s a charity but because it’s good food.”

By Rebecca Gerendasy
Food Farmer Earth
Aug 1, 2012


Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an acre to four plots covering more than an acre and a half.

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