Welcome to Skinner City Farm!

Welcome to Skinner City Farm! We are a unique Community Garden near the base of Skinner Butte in Skinner Butte Park. We offer agriculturally-based programs for our plotholders and the general community.

Upcoming Mobile Cannery Events: October 9th

Please join us for We Can: An Historical Retrospective of the Art and Science of Canning Pears and Apples, a community garden canning demonstration at Skinner City Farm on Sunday, October 9th from 3 to 5 p.m.  Partners from the Lane County Extension Master Food Preservers, Huerto de la Familia, and the Center for Appropriate Transport will bring the bicycle-powered Mobile Cannery kitchen to the Skinner City Farm Community Garden SEE UPATE BELOW!! at the west end of Skinner Butte Park (between Lawrence and Washington on Cheshire) for a unique food preservation demonstration. We will present and provide recipes on how to can pears and apples.  You can learn about techniques from the past and how to safely use them today.
UPDATE: Site changed due to weather conditions. We will hold the demo at The Center for Appropriate Transport (1st and Washington)
Thanks to the Lane County Cultural Coalition for funds to support Skinner City Farm’s Mobile Cannery demonstrations.   This is a free event!  RSVP to Skinner City Farm’s Mobile Cannery project at 541-556-1828 and reserve a space today. Drop-ins will be welcomed as space allows.

 

We invite participants and partners to join us after the garden demonstration for a potluck dinner and screening of the movie Fresh by Ana Sofia Joanes at the Center for Appropriate Transport (455 W. 1st Ave) from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  “Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system…forging healthier, sustainable alternatives.”  For more information about the movie, check out the website http://www.freshthemovie.com.

From all of us at Skinner City Farm, we hope to see you there!

Thanks to the Lane County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust for their grant support of this demonstration.

Volunteer at Skinner City Farm

Will Work For Veggies 2011 is off and running! More information is available at our Will Work For Veggies page, or call 344-8322 to sign up.

Bike trailer available for SCF plotholders

A sturdy bike trailer (capacity 500 lbs!) is available for checkout by Skinner City Farm plotholders and Will Work For Veggies volunteers! See our Bike Trailer Page for details.

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