A Self-Sufficient Home and Backyard Farm in Portland

Two medical professionals balance careers, parenthood and sustainable living with a family garden in Oregon.

Mark, Carly, Jen, Samantha and Joseph (left to right) make a meal as a family. Having chickens in the backyard means they always have plenty of eggs, and because the children help to grow the vegetables, they are willing to eat much more produce than they might otherwise want to try.
Photo by Stephen Cridland