What’s growing at Headwaters Farm? Locally sourced energy

On the outskirts of Gresham sits Headwaters Farm, a 60-acre property that’s home to the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District’s Headwaters Incubator Program. This exciting program helps develop new farm businesses by providing affordable access to land and farm resources.

And thanks to you, Headwaters is also home to some new solar panels! Made possible through help from the PGE Renewable Development Fund, supported by you, this newly completed 70-kilowatt solar generation facility produces enough energy to power the farm. And the savings help Headwaters fulfill their guiding principle of providing sustainable farming resources to the local community — serving as a site to research and demonstrate agricultural conservation practices.

“Demonstrating how we can address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint is all part of farming today,” said Andrew Brown, the executive director of EMSWC. “These new solar panels will play an important role.”

Thank you for helping make renewable energy a vital role in this local project.