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Food Preservation

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to garner the support of the community and build the resources necessary to develop a Food Preservation Center and programs at the site. This is intended to be an ongoing/permanent improvement to the park and a gift to the community and the City of Eugene.

Food security is vital to the health of our families and our community. Unfortunately, many in our community go to bed hungry. By improving access to healthy, affordable, local food, we can increase food security and create a better community. SCF is committed to promoting food security by helping people learn to grow, preserve and prepare local food. We feel that preserving food is a perfect link between the needs of today and the lessons of the past.

The lasting impact and benefits include:

Giving the community greater access to park land and local agricultural history by affording people hands-on learning opportunities to grow and prepare food for themselves, their children, and their community.

Preserving and enhancing the Greenway along the south bank of the Willamette River.

Increasing the usability and attractiveness of the west end of Skinner Butte Park by restoring and enhancing the park and by providing access to a diverse range of city residents, especially those with limited access to resources.

Increased public presence that will improve the safety of Skinner Butte Park.

Honoring the local history of Native Americans and settlers such as Mary and Eugene Skinner (who farmed the site).

Skinner City Farm has been successfully coordinating and organizing the development of the west end of Skinner Butte Park for more than 10 years. This project will be maintained with the support of committed citizen volunteers and Skinner City Farm staff, coalitions of local professionals, students, agencies and organizations, and through agreements with the City of Eugene.

Read our funded proposal to the Neighborhood Matching Grant committee here.

View a copy of our Mobile Cannery overview here.

View our Design Proposals here.

View Barn & Preservation Facility information here.

Barn & Preservation Facility

Latest News – SPRING 2010 At harvest time, many gardeners are quickly overwhelmed by the prodigious amounts of vegetables that their gardens provide. Sadly, gardeners often talk of having to “get rid” of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and other crops that have “gone crazy,” as if this abundance of food were a bad thing. As the …

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Design Proposals

Design Proposals Proposal 1: Jordan Fay & Rochelle Sanchez (Architecture) Sam Sabin (Landscape) Download PDF Proposal 2: Serena Coltrane-Briscoe, Chris Stratton & Ian Hoffman (Architecture) Sam Sabin (Landscape) Download PDF Like this: Like Be the first to like this.

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Food Preservation Center

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