Our mission at the Urban Farm Collective, Portland, Oregon, is to bring neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes of education, community building and improving food security.
The UFC is a collaboration of multiple community gardens across Portland which run on volunteer hours and contribute to a weekly market during the summer season. The market is non-monetized and open to those who volunteer in with the UFC. Volunteers trade their hours for produce during the summer season. Remaining produce at the end of each market is donated to the food bank at St. Andrews Church on Alberta Street, which is also where the market is held.
For those who have been with the UFC since its gardens started work in February of this year, the markets are a gloriously sunny celebration of the hours of work they put in during the colder, rainier months. And for people just discovering the UFC, the markets perfectly highlight the strong community that has grown around the collective.
Join us in our gardens!
- Check out a map of our gardens to find the one closest to you
- Check out individual garden pages to learn more about what is going on at each garden
- Check the calendar to see which gardens are having work parties soon
- Check out who we are and why you might want to come garden with us
- Check out our education program, upcoming workshops and learn how to become an apprentice
Thanks in advance for helping us bring neighbors together to grow and share food.
Tool Wish List: Pitch forks, Digging forks, Spades, Weeding hoes, Sturdy hoses, Pruners, Loppers, Gardening gloves, Wheelbarrows, Water catchment systems, Irrigation supplies, Wood chips, Compost, etc.
The Urban Farm Collective is a program of Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that accepts donated land and holds it in perpetuity as agricultural land, for the purposes of education and research into sustainable agriculture. This partnership provided the UFC with the ability to accept tax-exempt charitable contributions and grants. The UFC is looking for land in NE Portland and gardeners of all experience levels, from seasoned veterans to total beginners. Come grow with us!