The Farmers

Michael Tevlin grew up in Lake Oswego and worked in many varied jobs before becoming interested in agriculture, including being a bus driver, delivery driver, concierge, camp counselor, and Americorps Volunteer. In 2006, he interned at Dancing Roots Farm in Troutdale and became interested in running a small farm. He traveled through Ireland volunteering on organic farms, then came back and spent some time with other Portland urban farmers getting ideas. He found the plot for Cully Neighborhood Farm in November 2009. Michael also works as an inclusion specialist for people with disabilities.

Matt Gordon grew up in Eugene always believing that he was meant to do something related to soil. After college he moved to Portland in 2002 and began to teach himself and other people about gardening. He has worked with Growing Gardens and Tryon Life Community Farm, among other community organizations. Matt holds a Permaculture Design Certificate and has taken OSU’s Growing Farms course. Since 2008 he has been a farmer at Meriwether’s Skyline Farm, which provides the majority of vegetables for Meriwether’s Restaurant. Aside from growing food, Matt loves playing music and plays locally with four bands.

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