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Are you an organization that would like to have an event/outing on our farm? Contact us at farm@publicannex.org

2018 Farm Program Schedule (See Events page for more details)

Farm Work Parties
Every Sunday May - September, 2018 (depending on the weather)
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Side Yard Annex Farm, 5940 NE 45th St, Portland, OR 97218
FREE

Come volunteer with us every Sunday on the Side Yard Annex Farm! Help us with weeding, digging, building, planting, beautifying and more. Great opportunity to get some quality time playing in the dirt while learning more about urban farming, healthy food, the seasons, and sustainability. Collaborate with other artists and farmers to make the farm more and more accessible, bountiful and fun! All volunteers will walk away with fresh food from the farm. No farming experience necessary. 

Bring water, snacks, comfy (weather appropriate) clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, garden gloves and your favorite gardening tool if you have one! We have a limited supply of gloves and hand tools.

Location:
Side Yard Annex Farm
5940 NE 45th St.
Portland, OR 97218
On the corner of NE 45th St and Simpson Ave. 0.4 mile walk off of the 72 and 75 bus line. Street parking available. We suggest that Lifts and other vehicles enter NE 45th St from Ainsworth St. The road leading to the farm from NE Simpson is very uneven and can be difficult to traverse.

Farm programming is open to anyone 18+ with a passion for art and farming! Our programming focuses on inclusivity of adults with developmental disabilities, but we are working towards a culture where people all along the disability spectrum can work, create and experience life together!

* It is still a work in progress! Most areas of the farm are safe and wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible bathroom on site. Contact us with accessibility questions/concerns or suggestions: farm@publicannex[dot]org

About the Farm Program
The Public Annex farm program provides opportunities for education and hands-on access to food production. Our farm programming helps connect people to their food source in empowering ways.

Our urban farm plot, The Side Yard Annex, located in the Cully neighborhood, is an accessible urban farm in the making!* After months of hard work last season, working to make the farm a safe and accessible space, we are ready to host regular volunteer work parties and workshops this 2018 season, see event calendar!

Why is it called the Side Yard Annex?
For the past decade, the property was farmed and maintained by Stacey Givens of the Side Yard Farm and Kitchen, another urban farm located around the corner in Portland's Cully Neighborhood. At the start of 2017 Stacey and the property owners Bob and Julie graciously donated the use of the land and water to Public Annex!

 BEFORE: The Side Yard Annex at the beginning of the 2017 season!  [Image description-A sprawling patch of greenery (weeds), The Side Yard Annex, with three small figures off in the distance surrounded by a building with a red door, trees, and a chain-link fence.

BEFORE: The Side Yard Annex at the beginning of the 2017 season! 
[Image description-A sprawling patch of greenery (weeds), The Side Yard Annex, with three small figures off in the distance surrounded by a building with a red door, trees, and a chain-link fence.

 AFTER: The Side Yard Annex July 2017! Paths and raised beds are still in progress but we have been working hard installing irrigation, growing food, leveling the ground and restructuring the layout! Stay tuned for the progress!  [Image Description-Three garden long beds planted with nasturtiums and arugula separated by dirt pathways. One figure on the right hand side near a table, wooden shed and chicken coop in the background.]

AFTER: The Side Yard Annex July 2017! Paths and raised beds are still in progress but we have been working hard installing irrigation, growing food, leveling the ground and restructuring the layout! Stay tuned for the progress! 
[Image Description-Three garden long beds planted with nasturtiums and arugula separated by dirt pathways. One figure on the right hand side near a table, wooden shed and chicken coop in the background.]

 Find us around the corner from the Side Yard Farm and Kitchen! We are the Side Yard Annex!  [Image description- Hand painted wooden sign reading "the Side Yard" in yellow and "Annex" in black on a white background. Image of a beet painted in the top right corner.]

Find us around the corner from the Side Yard Farm and Kitchen! We are the Side Yard Annex! 
[Image description- Hand painted wooden sign reading "the Side Yard" in yellow and "Annex" in black on a white background. Image of a beet painted in the top right corner.]