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.
Zenger Farm's experiential and science-based programs teach youth and adults the importance of food, farming, wetland conservation and environmental stewardship in healthy urban communities. Participants learn that healthy food comes from healthy soil, which can be anywhere, even in the city. Zenger Farm provides opportunities for community members to get their hands dirty and learn where their food comes from.
Through our Field Trip programs students learn about sustainable farming practices, healthy soils, beneficial insects, and wetland ecology. By participating in Service Learning projects, they have the opportunity to be farmers and stewards of the land. For more information about field trips, contact Laura Cerny. Interested in becoming a Field Trip Leader Volunteer or Intern? Learn more.
The Urban Farm Home School Program (UFHSP) hosted at Zenger Farm offers home schooled children ages 5 ½ to 12 years old the opportunity to experience the importance of healthy food, organic farming practices, wetland conservation, animal care, and environmental stewardship in our urban community. The spring pilot program includes eleven classes from March through May. Students participate in weekly classes on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons involving science exploration and inquiry, service learning, harvesting and cooking garden snacks, and crreating nature-inspired art. Registration for the program is coordinated by UFHSP adminstrator, Brandy Henry. Learn more.
Farm Camp offers an unforgetable opportunity to explore, eat, and play at Portland's oldest urban educational farm and wetland throughout the seasons. We offer Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp, and Winter Camp. Campers tend to vegetables and farm animals, harvest produce, craft with magical plants, pariticipate in farm scavenger hunts, and develop chef skills during cooking challenges. All camps now offer Extended Day! For more information contact Education Director, Allison O'Sullivan. We are now recruiting for Summer Camp Interns. Interns will work closely with Education staff and develop skills and experience teaching and facilitating outdoor education on our urban farm and wetland.
Attend a workshop at our beautiful urban farm and go home with new skills and a hefty dose of inspiration!
Our Healthy Eating on a Budget program offers community based workshops and demonstrations in conjunction with neighborhood partners, bringing families together to learn skills, connect with resources and build relationships that strengthen their ability to nourish themselves with healthy food.
Our Farmer Training program offers farming internships, Portland-area farm tours and the community driven Outer Southeast Farmer Training Project.