Fargo Forest Garden
- Commenced: 01/04/2008
- Submitted: 30/11/2012
- Last updated: 07/10/2015
- Location: N Williams Avenue and NE Fargo Street, Portland, Oregon, US
- Website: www.osalt.org/programs/fargo-forest-garden/
- Climate zone: Cool Temperate
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Fargo Forest Garden
Project TypeUrban, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational
Fargo Forest Garden is an urban designed food forest that teaches tree care and permaculture fundamentals and showcases water-catchment, catch basin/ponding, bird habitat and more.
Fargo Forest Garden is an experiment
in urban food forestry. Our city is host to a burgeoning population of
urban food growing projects. This food forest is one additional
inner-city resource whose goal is to provide food to the local
Fargo boasts only 2,600 sq ft. and is located in inner North Portland. With 15 fruit trees and 4 nut trees, most planted in 2007, this urban forest is in its earliest stages of forest succession. Many understory plants have taken hold, berries, herbs and bulbs with some little known edibles.
The first years focused on infrastructure development, education and some donated plantings. Richard Cawley built kiwi and grape arbors and a water overflow sculpture from the harvesting tanks and installed a pond in the catch basin.
Fargo partners with the Urban Farm Collective. The site manager and apprentices worked closely together where apprentices are educated in permaculture theory and principles, urban food forestry and tree care.
As in any permaculture site,
there is a lot going on! The incremental increase in our harvests are exciting to see. If you are interested in more information or
wish to volunteer in the garden, send an e-mail to Angela Goldsmith, the Site Manager for Fargo Forest Garden and she will get you plugged into the urban farming movement.
We are open to the public during daylight hours. Come by and see what's happening!