gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

The theme of this weekend was local food — both cultivated and wild. Farm-to-fork and, hmm, forest-to-fork food, if you will. Urban wild food foraging is something I’d already been introduced to when we were still living in Portland. I’ve written here before about my adventures with nettles, dandelion and cat’s ear, and elderflower. Alas, …

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Our time in Portland is coming to an end with a bang!! Our last week here happens to coincide with the Village Building Convergence, Portland’s annual 10-day place-making festival. This year, there are nearly 30 projects going on all over the city, collaboratively imagined and designed by the communities themselves. During the day, neighborhoods come …

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