About the Blog

Hi and welcome to Bringing Portland Home, your number one resource for tips on creating sustainable cities and homes. The main focus of Bringing Portland Home is food and transportation, but don’t be fooled, this isn’t your average food blog. This blog is jammed packed with tips on how to improve your environment just by changing some food habits. From what to eat, where to buy it and even how to grow it, we’ll help you make a huge difference, one meal at a time. As for transportation, we’ll give you tips on how to bike your way to a healthy happier you. Sound good? Awesome.

In addition, we recognize that no one can do it on their own. We all rely on our communities to help us live more sustainable lifestyles. Whether it be installing more bike lanes, providing space for community gardens or the more tricky things like incentives to reducing commercial food waste, or city planning that promotes walkable communities, we need our communities to be set up in a way that allows us to live happier, healthier and more sustainable lives. That’s where we come in. Bringing Portland Home includes a whole section for municipal planners, policy makers and interested citizens that’s full of ideas for creating amazing communities.

Bringing Portland Home believes in knowing the people who grow our food, in eating food that’s good for you and the world, and in creating people-friendly communities instead of car-friendly communities. Let’s get creative, get inspired and get back to basics.

About the Author

IMAG0305_1Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m a bicycle delivery person, turned CSA helper (see my post on Community Supported Agriculture), turned blogger. I have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration (public policy) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. I’m currently living in Peterborough, Ontario and have a huge soft spot for Kingston. I’ve spent three years working on a CSA farm and growing microgreens in Kingston while studying Ontario’s food system, public policy, land planning and environmental science. I’m also a self-proclaimed cyclist and am madly in love with my bicycle, Bee. I’m passionate about food because I know that eating, done right, can improve our own physical and mental health, can have a huge, positive impact on our environment and can build stronger, happier communities. We don’t have to go live in the woods somewhere to live more sustainably, all we need is to know what’s on our plate and to leave our cars at home.

Feel free to send me a message if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for posts. See the “Blog Policy” below for more details. Thanks for reading!


Blog Policy

My promise to you.

Bring Portland Home is research-based blog that strives to give you the best information possible from credible sources. I promise to let you know where the information used in each post is coming from so you know your getting the facts.

My commitment to you.

This blog is meant to be resource for individuals, policy makers, planners, etc. to help you live more sustainably and create sustainable cities. In order to be as helpful as possible, I promise to write about things that matter to you. My commitment to you is that I will always be open to suggestions and will guide my posts based on your comments.

Your turn.

In order to write about what matters most to you, I need to hear from you! Feel free to comment on posts with any ideas, insights, suggests, feedback, etc. I promise I’ll be listening.




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