Fargo Forest Garden

Fargo Forest Garden is an experiment in urban food forestry. Fargo boasts 2,600 sq ft. and is located in inner North Portland at the corner of Williams Ave. and Fargo St. It boasts 15 fruit trees and 2 nut trees. Many understory plants have taken hold, grapes, 5 types of berries, herbs, bulbs and perennial vegetables. It is currently in it’s 5th (year) and overall health is great.  

Accepted into the Urban Farm Collective as their first permaculture site, Fargo received the benefits of a weekly intern for the Summer and Fall seasons.  The site manager and intern worked closely together educating themselves on permaculture theory and principles, tree care, pest/disease control and composting technique.  Also, in partnership the Portland Fruit Tree Project worked with the site manager to teach workshop participants how to prune and identify and control pest and disease.

As in any permaculture site, there is a lot going on! 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!  Our newest addition last Winter was an olive tree donated in memorium to Susie Stephens. She was a bicycling and walking advocate hit by a bus in St. Louis Missouri.  Her forest across the U.S. is growing with each tree planted in her honor.

For more up-to-date information, check out Fargo’s page on the Urban Farm Collective website.

Desire List: 2 stunted pine trees, small pine nut producing pine, artichoke seed

Check out some of Fargo’s other partners to see what good works they are up to:

Livingscape Nursery
The Audobon Society
Portland Development Commission

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