Kenton Women’s Village

FOOD BY DESIGN CREATING EMERGING SYSTEMS: THE KENTON WOMEN’S VILLAGE

Kenton Women’s Village is a newly established in the intentional community made up of tiny houses for recently-houseless women in North Portland, Oregon. The Village Coalition, Catholic Charities, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Kenton Neighborhood Association came together to establish the Kenton Women’s Village, and now, Food by Design has been asked to support the project.

The scope of this project is to help develop infrastructure through job training and urban farming by installing a food system that will feed the village but also begin the work to develop a food system that also encompasses the surrounding community thereby bearing an inclusive project impacting both the women living at the Kenton Village and the surrounding community integrating wellness, healthy food, and jobs. Each week Food by Design will offer workshops, classroom instruction and direct experience in urban farming which also includes marketing, food justice, community mapping, and job skills.