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

May 11 — Farm on the Farm — Seed Starts + Seed Bombs with Sierra Kind
May 25 — Art on the Farm — Painting Plants with Em Halleen
June 8 — Farm on the Farm — TBD with Charlie Foster
June 22 — Art on the Farm — Fashion with Sierra Kind

July 13 — Farm on the Farm — Verticle Farming Techniques with Em Halleen
July 27 — Art on the Farm — Printmaking with Tommy McNamara
August 10 —  Farm on the Farm — TBD with Lizzie Simpson
August 24 — Art on the Farm — Ikebana with Megan Rothstien
September 14 — Farm on the Farm — Composting and Worms with Tommy McNamara
September 28 — Art on the Farm — TBD with Madeline Sorenson

 

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.]