Welcome to Tryon Life Community Farm!


At the confluence of rural farm land and native forest in an urban center, TLC Farm demonstrates how sustainable living techniques can further goals often perceived as contradictory: urban density of human habitat inside the growth boundary, combined with not only conservation of natural resources and public greenspace, but actual enhancement of native ecosystems.

TLC Farm facilitates a diversity of movements, communities and individuals in the Portland region to:

  • educate ourselves and each other regarding skills, values, and paradigms for holistic human integration into our ecosystems;
  • experience a sustainable urban ecology as possible, practical, and desirable; and
  • emerge as empowered co-creators of a well-functioning network of cultures, economies, and polities of deep change.

The site is nestled into Tryon Creek State Park, a 650-acre ecosystem of towering firs, cedars and diverse Northwest forest. Just a few hundred feet from the steelhead-bearing creek lie these seven acres of rolling meadow, gardens, homes, naturally-built structures, and wooded cliffs: a unique sustainability educational facility and community gathering place.

Drawing upon our unique resources and strong foundation of broad community networks, TLC Farm offers Portland the opportunity to take sustainability from a nice idea to a lived experience.

Ten Year Reflection Project!


This is the brand new page for our ten year reflection project! Yay! Please check back regularly for many updates and fun vignettes. (Sometimes you just have to start before you're ready, right?)
We will be posting photo albums to our new flikr page, and invite you to add photos, too! Please contact jenny@tryonfarm.org to send photos or for the flikr password so that you can upload them youself.
We are also posting short video snippets of this project and our stories on our new Youtube channel!  Want to add a video reflection of some kind? Great! Email Jenny@tryonfarm.org.
Fun, eh?

Feedback and participation welcome! Please send bug reports to web@tryonfarm.org

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