Jean’s Farm is a magical oasis of a farm, edged by forest and a creek, inside the city! This site hosts educational programs for children, permaculture workshops, training and tours for adults, and a vegetable CSA.
For this year’s VBC, we plan to build two structures that will nearly complete a 5-year infrastructure improvement process. A new kitchen counter will be built underneath the roof made during last year’s VBC, and a Japanese torii gateway will be completed and installed that we began preparations on last year.
Jean’s Farm will host a number of guests and delegations from Japan and the theme of cross-cultural exchange will be prominent throughout the events. Check our schedule for details on what we’re planning!
***please note: THERE IS NO VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE FARM. Street address is for walk-ins only. No parking or stopping at gated address. No exceptions. Cars should park on SE 36th Ave and walk to the entrance. We strongly encourage coming by bike or by public transportation. Bus #34 and #75 both stop very close to this location (Stop ID: 3083).
***Please arrive quietly to be respectful of neighbors and say hi to Steve, the landowner, if you see him. Also, because site hosts educational programs, please only visit during specified project and event times. Do not attempt to access the site from any way other than the one specified here. Thank you!!
We are looking for fabulous people to create lunch for all the volunteers - hopefully working with what’s growing on the Farm :) Or people who can source food donations to feed the volunteers :)
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Lighting of the fire for salt making @ 9am, Several concurrent projects: Torii construction from cedar harvested and peeled on-site last year. Outdoor Kitchen construction - cabinetry and countertop building
Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:00am - 10:00am farm tour w/ Japanese translation
10:00am - 4:00pm several concurrent projects:
Torii construction from cedar harvested and peeled last year
Outdoor Kitchen construction - cabinetry and countertop building
And always something to do in the gardens!
No scheduled project work. Please do not disturb educational programming.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Full Moon Movie Showing
The Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness
Hosted by film producer, Kaori Tsuji
6:30 doors, 7pm movie followed by Q&A.
$10 admission includes a light vegetarian dinner
Limited to 50 guests. Advance tickets required. No sales at door. Order at www.pdxpermaculture.com
Film screening: The Last Straw http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2595992345
Friday, June 9, 2017 (Matt Bibeau’s birthday!!)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Farm work-party day! Planting, harvesting, forest restoration, kitchen project finishing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rice Balls and Nature Art with Remy Fujii
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Project work completion if needed.