Event updates for our “Party for a Cause”

The party we're hosting is an opportunity to meet like-minded folks and enjoy a beautiful evening at a working farm...AND it's a benefit for the Urban Grange, the new building that will allow Zenger Farm to double its already amazing programming. This relaxing and rewarding evening out features: Food -- tamales, tacos, and make-your-own sandwiches

By | August 19th, 2014|Sustainable business, Upcoming events|0 Comments

2014 Fundraiser for Zenger Farm’s Urban Grange

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 23 from 5-8 pm! Independence Gardens is proud to be sponsoring our second fundraiser for Zenger Farm's new Urban Grange! Why is Independence Gardens sponsoring a fundraiser for this project? First, we believe that it is important for our business to support the non-profit organizations in our community that

By | July 2nd, 2014|Announcements, Upcoming events|0 Comments

Celebrating World Toilet Day

Today is one of our favorite days of the year! You might think, given our focus on growing (and eating) good food, that this exciting day is Thanksgiving. But no, that's not it. The day I am talking about is World Toilet Day.As edible gardeners, especially in the slow season, we get a chance to think

By | November 19th, 2013|Sustainable business, Upcoming events|0 Comments

Urban Grange Fundraiser

Independence Gardens is proud to be sponsoring a fundraiser for Zenger Farm's new Urban Grange! *Tickets are available via EventBrite, and if you can't make the event but still want to contribute to the cause, you can do so on EventBrite till Sunday, August 18. Of course, we hope to see you there, but encourage

By | June 12th, 2013|Upcoming events|1 Comment

The sharpest tools in the shed

This Saturday (3/12) from 10 am-12 pm, we're very pleased to be leading a garden tool-sharpening work party at Livingscape Nursery. As a precursor to the event, I thought I'd post a few (well, it's a few more than a few...but skim for what you need) tool care tips. So here they are: Purchasing We

By | March 10th, 2011|Garden information, Upcoming events|0 Comments

Food & gardening orgs in 2010 WW GiveGuide

We like the Willamette Week Give Guide. Lots of the food & gardening-related organizations we work with, refer to, and greatly appreciate are represented in this year's guide, and we like to make sure they're supported by the community--ourselves included! Here's a shortlist of food and garden-related non-profits in the Guide, organized by the category

By | November 22nd, 2010|Upcoming events|0 Comments

Winter garden care

Here in Portland, we’re experiencing a gloriously sunny and warm late-September. Those green tomatoes that’ve been hanging out on the vine waiting for the right weather to ripen have a fighting chance to turn colors...just as the trees’ leaves are about to do the same. At this point in the year, area gardeners still have

By | September 30th, 2010|Garden information, Upcoming events|0 Comments

Upcoming fall gardening classes

Well, we're back in business (so to speak--we never actually stopped being in business!). Because of the weather here while we were gone, we managed not to miss out on too much harvest excitement... Along with everyone else's, our tomatoes are just starting to ripen. We had a great time this weekend with

By | September 13th, 2010|Upcoming events|0 Comments

Independence Gardens on the move

Independence Gardens is goin' for a ride! Starting August 15, we are driving our Independence Gardens-mobile (shown below at Multnomah Falls) across the country. This trip is like the trip we took six years ago, when we first met...but different. This time we have a larger agenda than getting to know each other while whisking

By | July 25th, 2010|Upcoming events|0 Comments

Summer gardening classes

As I (Karen--it's usually me writing these bloggy-things) sit here at my parents' house, my folks are getting all fancied up in nice suits and heading out to teach classes for their respective businesses. It makes me wish that I was headed out to teach, too! It's good to know that I will be soon--but when,

By | May 14th, 2010|Stories, Upcoming events|0 Comments