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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Links + Resources for Growing

 

Local Portland resources for urban ag

 

PortlandMaps to check for historic permits

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Environmental Cleanup Site Information database

Environmental Protection Agency

 

Growing Gardens in Urban Soils guide gives a comprehensive overview and is an excellent place to start

Eco-Tools for ecological land reuse is EPA's information clearinghouse

¿Cómo Crece Tu Jardín? a Spanish-language fact sheet for urban growing

Vờn của Quý Vị Tng Trởng Nh Thế Nào? a Vietnamese-language fact sheet for urban growing

 

Taking a good soil sample

 

For instructions on taking an accurate soil sample for testing, try

Oregon State University Extension Service soil sampling guide and

Purdue University Cooperative Extension soil sampling fact sheet

 

 

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.