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How Community Gardens Renew Our Foodways [Tilth]


"When Larisa and Vasil Prozapas moved to Portland from their native Ukraine in 2004, they had a tiny garden next to their apartment. It was enough space for a few tomatoes, but they missed their big property back home where they grew an abundance of food.

So when they saw their first community garden—Hazelwood, located in Holladay Park in northeast Portland—they were excited.

'We had a strong need for a garden plot,' Vasil says firmly. 'We started asking around, and some friends of ours showed us the beets they had grown in their plot. When we saw the results, we wanted the same thing.'" Read more.