Welcome to Nana Cardoon!

Nana Cardoon is a learning farm

Nana Cardoon is a non-profit urban farm and learning center located on the northern edge of Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. In 2004, Charlene Murdock and Richard White created this oasis in hopes of offering the community a place to come together around traditional food knowledge and place-based learning. 

Helping our friends and neighbors with healthy outdoor activities

As we move forward during these COVID times, we are developing more & more outdoor-based events and classes for the community. Hope to see you soon!

See our current events

From Farm Tours to Great Grain Events, support your local farmers by attending our events!

Horses and wagon with people
Group of women at table making bread

See our latest class & event offerings. We are planning our next class offering — please stay tuned!

Learn about our Tuality Plains Great Grains (TPGG) project. We’re bringing the grain produce of our area to the people. Learn about TPGG and how you can support the program by purchasing flour and grains.

Grain harvest - grain pouring into truck.
Roots & Shoots class sharing a meal

Learn about us. We believe that sustainably-produced local cereal grains (red fife wheat, dark northern rye, purple karma barley, and hulless oats) can be the basis of protein-rich breads and pastries, cereals, and brewed and distilled beverages are the rights of our citizens. Part of our curriculum goals and outreach to our young and adult students – is to suggest dishes and usage that reflect a wide range of food and cultural identity. It is on all of us to eat what our local farms can produce – in order to support equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Teaching kids about food has never been more important. We offer hands-on/in-person learning to connect youth with nature – it’s never been more needed than now.