Sarah Ellis's blog

Chickens, Cover Crop and Cob

All the Portland school children know about it, and some of the grown ups, but so far Zenger farm is an unintentionally well-kept secret. Down Foster Road next to Brookside Park, you can find a red farmhouse with a solar paneled roof, and a sign over the driveway, high enough for a school bus to travel under.  A sign near the cob structure (made with straw, clay and sand) with bicycle wheels sticking out of it, gives an overview of the history for visitors and school trippers.  There, we met with Jill Kuehler, the executive director and she gave us a tour of the place.