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Portland Urban Intentional Community has 46 private garden plots for resident use

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 17:22
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Kailash Ecovillage is a sustainably focused community located on a two-acre site in inner SE Portland, Oregon. Click on image for larger file.

They even filled in the swimming pool from the old apartment complex (that again, due to Portland’s temperate climate, was very underused) to make room for more garden space.

By Scott Cooney
Green Living Ideas
Jan 2, 2017


In addition, as food is so central to a sustainable community, probably the most impressive part of Kailash is the garden. Or should we say gardens – there are 46 private garden plots for resident use, and an extensive community garden. They also have a bamboo micro-forestry project, berry bushes, grapevines, fruit orchards, and a greenhouse. They have also created areas dedicated for wildlife habitat, including bird houses, bat houses, bee boxes and reptile gardens.

The gardens produce a lot of food. Portland’s temperate climate allows for year round spinach, among other veggies. We were there in December and the artichokes were still going strong. The garden is tended in a “veganic” concept. While there is an attempt made to use plant based supplements, Legler acknowledged that occasionally the compost they use may have derived from composted animal product scraps, but they simply do as much as they can and don’t make the perfect the enemy of the good.

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