Nothing warms a gardener’s soul like hunkering down during the winter to plot and plan and dream about the upcoming growing season. No matter which zone you grow in, we’ve got a bumper crop of new garden clothes that will give you more burn-blocking, sweat-stopping shelter from the swelter.
Inspired by the sunny skies and sustainability mindset of Portland, Oregon, our upcoming Spring garden catalog features some new Duluth Women models working on a variety of urban farms and gardens. Enjoy this sneak peek before it hits your mailbox.
Portland’s Zenger Farm is an urban farm where the opportunity to do good with food flourishes. Located on a busy road next to a cookie factory, it’s a place humming with activity. In addition to growing produce for farmers’ markets and supplying local restaurants, they raise hens and honey bees, offer farming internships, educational programming to kids and families, and were Oregon’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to accept food stamps.
Perched above an award-winning LEED-certified building with unique views of the city skyline, Noble Rot’s highly regarded, locally-sourced, seasonal menu evolves daily. The 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden is the soul of the restaurant. Tended primarily by the chefs, it supplies most of the vegetables and herbs during the long, warm summer months. Its convenient proximity to the kitchen makes for quick trips during the dining rush for emergency herbs or a made-to-order salad request.
Veterinarian’s make great models because they’ll gladly scoop down and pick up a turkey or wrestle a few chickens into a shot. Adrianne welcomed us to her hobby farm where she also raises goats. It was a little slice of heaven amidst the hustle and bustle of Portland.