About us

our mission

Growing food is about more than just food.

It brings joy, nourishment, calm, and deep connection. And yet many people lack the confidence, time, or expertise to be successful.

Our mission is to make the process of growing your own food easy, fun, and abundantly productive.

Who We Are

Our amazing team

Ian Wilson

Owner and Founder

Born and raised in Portland, Ian worked on and managed organic farms in Vermont, Argentina, Hawaii, and California before coming home to roost.  He received an Advanced Certificate in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz in 2010 before managing 18 acres of organic vegetables at 47th Avenue Farm, one of Portland’s oldest CSA farms, growing food for over 200 Portland area families.  He started Portland Edible Gardens in 2013, and has never looked back.

Pritha Golden Steele

Home Gardens Leader

Pritha’s passion for working with fresh produce began when she started working at farmers markets in high school here in the Portland area.  For over a decade she has worked at production farms, educational farms and non-profit organizations that work to provide nutritious food to local communities. She previously managed the veggie production for an edible landscaping company in Santa Cruz, CA (Orchard Keepers) and is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in her home community.

Alex Pedrick

Installation Leader

Alex grew up in forested and bucolic Chester County, Pa. He took interest in it’s plants, trees, and natural bounty from the beginning, befriending farmers and gardeners who shared his interest.  Since working on farms in PA, and a cross country bike trip that landed him in Oregon, he has volunteered with various farmer friends for camaraderie and delicious produce.  When he's not building gardens, you'll find him playing guitar, riding his bike, exploring the woods, or cooking a meal with friends.

Annie Scott

Installation Team

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Annie moved from Washington to Oregon at 13.  Annie has a love for all things outdoors. She has traveled the world with a background in merchant sailing and spends her free time exploring new places or volunteering on farms overseas.  She is passionate about ecology, permaculture, and learning as much as she can to further a career in environmentally beneficial work.

Michael Dubuois

Home Garden Mentor

Originally from Maine, where he earned a B.A. in Sustainable Agriculture, Michael has worked his way across the country, farming as he goes. He has worked with plants on a number of unique levels; from mixed vegetable farms, to microgreen operations, and even potato breeding. He has a wealth of knowledge and is excited to share it with the growers of Portland. Find him camping in the woods when he isn’t working in your garden.

Beau LeMieux

Installation Team

Beau spent his childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains in his home state of Colorado where he developed a deep appreciation of the natural world. With a background in natural history museums, botanic gardens, and farms, Beau has built a life around his reverence for the beauty and bounty of nature. In his work at PEG, Beau brings this reverence and intention into every edible landscape he creates. He spends his free time cooking the food that he grows, rock climbing, and photographing the things he sees along the way

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Testimonials

Kind Words from Happy Clients

For years we have wanted to include fruits and vegetables in our garden but couldn't figure out the right way to do it. The decision to hire PEG to consult and build raised beds has brought abundant bounty and unforeseen pleasure.
barbara S
  —  Happy Client
I cannot express this enough: RUN to Portland Edible Gardens. Say yes to everything they offer. It will change your life (seriously). You'll learn, you'll eat, you'll feel like you're saving the world one tomato at a time. And you'll have a great time doing it.
Adriana B
  —  Happy Client
PEG guided the placement and design of my raised garden beds. A wonderful team installed them beautifully. The excellent soil and detailed planting schedule had me looking like an experienced gardener and I’ve never done this before! Thank you for this life changer - so fun to eat the food I grow
Robyn B
  —  Happy Client