Portland’s new strategy to fight hunger: Help people to grow their food

by Kathleen Pierce

Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list. (Photo: Rowen Gorman)

To put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens is giving preference to low-income Portlanders and enlisted high school students to go door to door to recruit farmers.