Food in the City

Portland, Or
Clusters of gardens and orchards connected to a community center throughout the city. Imagine that these clusters exist at no cost to taxpayers, and that they are held in perpetuity for the use of neighborhood residents, not subject to economic fortune or political whim. Welcome to OSALT’s “Food in the City” program.
Community orchards and vineyards, trees and vines heavy with fruit. Opportunities for hands-on learning, experiences for the local residents to discover.  A source of tree fruit, grapes and berries for shared canning and baking. Gardens linked to a neighborhood center with teaching kitchen, where neighbors show each other how to prepare healthful, tasty, nutritious meals from what they have grown themselves; to cook and can, to freeze and dry, and to store the bounty of their gardens, vineyards and orchards.