Cully Community Garden Wins 2014 Oregon Brownfields Award

“The transformation of this vacant space, adjacent to a landfill, into a bountiful community garden is a great model for citizen involvement practices in brownfields redevelopment and neighborhood planning.”  Abigail Cermak – City of Portland Brownfields Program

Cully Community Garden, landscape design by our own Jason King, was awarded a 2014 Oregon Brownfields Award. This project brought a community garden to a vacant brownfield site adjacent to a capped landfill in Portland. It incorporated an extensive public process working with community members and a design team of middle school students from one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Portland. This process yielded a beautiful and productive garden for the neighborhood – and now an Oregon Brownfields Award.