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.
With a background in science and organic farming, Donovan believes that what we call urban agriculture is actually urban horticulture, that is, it’s closer to gardening than actual farming.