CROPS Urban Agriculturalist Jerry Hunter harvests carrots with a MultCo community resident

CROPS (Community Reaps Our Produce and Shares) is a Multnomah County initiative that includes the CROPS Farm (a formerly vacant, County-owned lot in Troutdale), the Inverness Jail Garden, and the Hope Garden.

With a focus on the community, the food from CROPS is largely donated to SnowCap Community Charities, among other local organizations and groups. Currently in its 9th season, the gardens are thriving with bountiful harvests and an engaged volunteer base. Not only does the CROPS initiative help people in need, but it enables people to eat healthier, provides a nurturing space for sharing skills, and fosters an opportunity to build community.