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Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster

11741 SE Foster Road
Portland, Oregon 97266, USA (map)

A working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all.

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Jan 16 2018
    A Preview of the upcoming 2018 Oreogn Legislative session

    Join Representatives Jeff Reardon and Janelle Bynum for a preview of the upcoming 2018 legislative session!

    Special Guest, Representative Ken Helm will answer your questions on the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

  • Thursday
    Jan 11 2018
    Racial Equity Learning Collaborative
    Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster


    The Racial Equity Learning Collaborative is a two-day, application-centered workshop designed for those connected to the public and social sectors who want to continue on their racial equity journey and reclaim their power to enact change. Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity.

    To learn a lot more about this workshop, facilitators and reserve your spot:
    Click: https://www.resolutionlab.org/racial-equity-learning-collaborative

    Date & Times:
    January 11th: Doors open at 9:30AM, workshop runs 10:00AM-4:30PM
    January 12th: Doors open at 9:30AM, workshop runs 10:00AM-2:00PM
    Cost: $250.00

    **Scholarships are available for people of color. Please contact us for scholarship information.

  • Sunday
    Jun 11 2017
    Food Justice Workshop at Zenger Farm (Coalition of Communities of Color)

    Join the Coalition of Communities of Color for an interactive workshop on local food justice efforts in Lents! With stations located around beautiful Zenger Farm, you will learn and participate in discussions about Green Lents pollinator habitats and community orchards, Zenger farms very own Black Food Sovereignty Council, and seasonal first foods gathering with Wisdom of the Elders .

    This event is free of charge, but registration is required. Youth are welcome to participate in workshops. Childcare and interpretation services are available upon request with a week notice (deadline May 12th).
    Priority will be given to communities of color and low-income communities. Lunch will be provided. The workshop starts promptly at 10:00AM

                                    Zenger Farm:

    At Zenger Farm, we believe good food is a basic human right. We are a non-profit farm and wetland in outer southeast Portland dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. Since 1999, Zenger Farm has been teaching people where good, healthy food comes from, how it’s grown, and the importance of eating it every day. In our first year, 200 children visited Zenger Farm. Last year, we hosted more than 10,000 visitors.

    Zenger Farm has a robust community engagement program that includes cooking and nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and community outreach events. 3,561 of our neighbors attended cooking workshops at Zenger Farm in 2016.

    Many of these workshops were part of the Community Chef program, which celebrates the diverse food traditions represented in our neighborhood. This program supports food leaders to share their knowledge and experience through teaching and sharing nourishing dishes from their countries of origin. Currently, Community Chefs originate from Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, Bhutan and Nepal, and China.

                  Black Food Sovereignty Council

    The Black Food Sovereignty Council is made up of members of Portland’s diverse Black communities. We work collaboratively to build a prosperous, self-determined food system centered around strengthening community partnerships, promoting holistic health, cultural awareness, and economic development. This work grows out of our long history as stewards of the land and innovative caretakers of our communities and we stand on and draw from the work of our ancestors.

                             People and Pollinators

    The Malden Court Community Orchard is a project of the nonprofit Green Lents. It is a young orchard located on the corner of SE 87th Ave and Flavel St. The public space contains over 250 native and fruit-bearing plants and was designed, with community input, for both people and pollinators.

    In addition to the Orchard, Green Lents has supported the development of 5 other pollinator habitat enhancement projects. Native plants, staggered blooming, and nesting resources are a few of the habitat features that give pollinators, particularly native bees, a home in our harsh urban landscape. In this session we will talk about who our resident pollinators are, why we need them for sustainable local food systems, and simple ways we can incorporate their needs into land use decisions here in the Portland area as part of community-driven development.

        Culture & Ecological Change: Seasonal First Foods, Climate 
                   Justice and Workforce Development 

    Learning about our natural first foods-how things have changed & what can we do to sustain them. Wisdom Workforce Development is a project for Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. which provides environmental assessment and habitat restoration training plus career pathway planning for Native American adults. Some of our partners in the Portland area include; Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Portland Parks & Recreation, Fender Farms, & Metro Water & Soil.

    This workshop is possible because of the support of committed community members, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.

    Coalition of Communities of Color - Our mission is to address socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities.