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 or about becoming a Field Trip Leader Intern or Field Trip Leader Volunteer email Farm Educator, Laura Cerny.
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 Farm Camp, Summer Camp, and Winter Cooking Camp for 1st through 9th graders. 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 After-Care! We are now recruiting Interns for Summer Camp and the Childrens Gardens. For more information contact Youth Education Manager, Allison O'Sullivan.
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.