Welcome to Zenger Farm

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



Upcoming Events

 

Ongoing


Farm Friday Work Party

Fridays, May 8th - October 30th, 2-4pm

Join the farm crew for hands-on field projects, such as weeding, mulching, turning compost, caring for livestock, and tending vegetable and fruit crops. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.  Farm Friday work parties are for individuals or groups of five or fewer. For larger groups contact laura@zengerfarm.org to schedule a volunteer event.


Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM)

Sundays, May 31st-November 1st, 10am-3pm (91st & SE Foster Road)

Portland's only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. LEARN MORE

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

June - November, pick-up @ Zenger Farm or Lents International Farmers Market

Become a member of our CSA and receive a weekly box of farm-fresh produce, and the opportunity to develop a unique partnership with our farm. LEARN MORE


Summer Camp

June 15 - August 28, Monday-Friday 8:45am-3pm

Week-long camps long provide an unforgettable opportunity to explore, eat, and play on an urban educational farm and wetland. For youth entering K-9th grade in the fall. LEARN MORE


Portland Urban Beekeepers @ Zenger Farm

Monthly, 1st & 3rd Saturday, noon-2pm

Learn about honey bees at Zenger Farm. Our onsite honeybee apiary provides collaborative learning opportunities for community members. LEARN MORE

April

 

CSA Management Workshop & Discussion (Outer Southeast Farmer Training Project)

Wednesday, April 15th, 6-8:30PM

Learn the ins and outs of managing a Community Supported Agriculture farm with Bryan Allan, Zenger Farm's Assistant Farm Manager. Experienced, beginning and aspiring CSA farmers are all welcome to join this interactive discussion. The topics will be tailored to the participants' interests and could include recruiting and retaining new audiences (such as SNAP participants), planning, logistics, payment options, streamlining systems for weekly tasks, newsletter content, and more. Suggested donation of $5-10. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.

 

Comcast Cares Day Work Party

Saturday, April 25th, 9am-noon

Zenger Farm is very excited to be selected as a site for the 2015 Comcast Cares Day. As the nation's largest single-day corporate service event, Comcast Cares Day brings thousands of individuals to organizations around the world to contribute their time & energy to improve their communities.  Zenger Farm will be hosting a morning of clean-up, gardening and weeding, and we need your help.  For every volunteer who signs up using the RSVP link and arrives ready to work on the 25th, Comcast will donate $15-$18. Our goal is 75-100 volunteers! Lunch will be provided. All ages welcome, please RSVP.

 

May 

 

Facilitation Training

Thursday, May  14th  or Saturday, May 16th, Location & Time TBA

How can we facilitate in a way that genuinely opens up space for and engages diverse participants and experiences?  What are the connections between the way we  facilitate within our projects or organizations and bringing about social justice?  Join us as we explore these and other facilitation questions and challenges.  Together we’ll reflect on a facilitator’s role within a popular education or Participatory Action Research (PAR) framework which can be applied to any group or learning environment.  We’ll consider tools for creating a space where all voices are valued as we learn from one another.  Zenger Farm will be hosting the workshop in partnership with PARCEO.  Please email Krysta Williams at krysta@parceo.org if you are interested.

 

June

 

Volunteer Appreciation & Summer Solstice Party

Friday, June 26th, Time TBA

Save the date! Join us to celebrate all the amazing volunteers who make our work possible. Details coming soon.