About Us

The purposes of Skinner City Farm include the following:

  • To create and operate a public agricultural site which will involve the Eugene community in the process of designing and operating community gardening areas;
  • To create agriculturally based youth programs that will involve and assist young people, with an emphasis on programs for at-risk youth, troubled youth, and youth whose needs are not adequately met in public schools or other standard educational institutions;
  • To demonstrate and educate the general public about sustainable and ecologically-sound agriculture, agricultural ecosystems, and socially and ecologically appropriate agricultural techniques and technologies;
  • To work with local public and private schools to increase the educational opportunities available in the Lane County region by providing hands-on agricultural educational programs which students from all of the region’s schools can visit and become involved;
  • To offer programs and opportunities for people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and disadvantaged sectors of the population including homeless people, people of color, and disabled people;
  • To educate the general public about the historical role and importance of small farms and agriculture in this region, and to operate a historically accurate demonstration of the “Skinner Farm” as operated by Eugene Skinner (the founder of the city of Eugene) and his family.

Contact info: You can contact Skinner City Farm’s administrators at the Center for Appropriate Transport at (541) 344-8322, scf@efn.org.

Center for Appropriate Transport
455 W 1st Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

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Who We Are

Board Members:

Jan is the director of the Center for Appropriate Transport. You can read Jan’s Blog here.




Mike helps out with the Mobile Cannery and manages the Compost Collection program.
Pete does web and graphic design work for the Farm and the Center for Appropriate Transport


About SCF

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Our story

The Skinner City Farm project started when a mound of fill dirt from a downtown construction project appeared on this site in 1997. After many neighbors expressed their concerns, the mountain of soil was finally removed and the community began to consider options for the site that would benefit the environmental system of the Willamette …

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2012-2017 Download the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan for Skinner City Farm Here.

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