"The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area" (Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable, 2018). We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land.
To learn more about Portland’s diverse and vibrant Native community, please read Leading with Tradition, a document created by the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable.
We at One Up Farm recognize that land acknowledgements must be accompanied by purposeful and meaningful actions which support the indigenous and native communities most impacted by colonialism and white supremacy. We encourage folks within the white community to first educate yourself on history by reviewing historical events from the context of indigenous and native perspectives. We invite you to join us in supporting local organizations which are managed by members of the community and whose programs directly benefit those members. Please see the list at the end of the Leading with Tradition document.
One Up Farm is a plastic light mushroom operation and regenerative farm located in NE Portland's Cully Neighborhood. Established in 2022 we are a growing operation- pun intended!
Our small 0.1 acre lot allows us to be creative when it comes to growing food. We are inspired by our fellow growers and are constantly learning in this journey. Our overall mission is to feed people healthy, affordable, sustainably grown food.
Your farmers include Em Jones (they/them), a horticulture student at Oregon State University and current employee for OSU Extension Small Farms program managing the PNW Mushroom Producers Network. For more information on joining the network please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They specialize in plant propagation, integrated pest management and seed saving. They farm with the intent to give back to the land. Farming must be regenerative or else it is mining. Using covering crops and composting in place as well as creating natural areas for pollinators and beneficial insects are all part of our definition for regenerative farming. Of course there's much more but they will blog about that in the future...
Up next is Harrison Schadel (he/him), the main mushroom man in our operation. With a degree in chemical engineering, Harrison worked in the tech industry until 2021. While working from home during the pandemic he connected with his local community and had a passion to do more. He decided to combine his hobby of mushroom growing with his desire to feed people. Thus One Up Farm was born.