Our Story

Welcome to PDX Urban Gardens! I'm Kyle, the founder of this venture, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share this incredible journey with you. It all started in 2018 when I embarked on a mission to grow food and medicinal plants in steampunk-inspired garden boxes. Little did I know that this humble beginning would ignite my passion for sustainable living and regenerative landscaping.

In 2020, I proudly earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Science from Portland State University, with a minor in Indigenous Nations Studies. During my time at PSU, I immersed myself in the study of community engagement and ecological urban design. I delved into models of community-centered placemaking, sharing, and land sovereignty, gaining valuable insights into fostering sustainable and inclusive environments.

My passion for hands-on learning and making a positive impact in the community led me to volunteer on various garden projects. I actively participated in transformative initiatives with organizations like the Learning Gardens Lab, Black Futures Farm, and the Native American Youth and Community Center. These experiences deepened my understanding of the importance of sustainable practices, regenerative gardening, and the profound connection between people and the environment.

I have witnessed firsthand how ecological stewardship has the ability to heal and nurture both the environment and our well-being. The versatility of plants in making diverse and innovative food and wellness products still continues to be a source of endless creative expression.

This journey has also led me to dive deeper into the world of native wildlife populations, particularly bees. As a master Melittologist in training with Oregon State University, I'm dedicated to studying and understanding these remarkable creatures. I'm also proud to be a Bee Steward, working diligently to protect and restore these essential pollinator's habitat.

At PDX Urban Gardens, we infuse our landscapes, flower farms, and botanical products with this wealth of knowledge and expertise. Every aspect of our work reflects our commitment to regenerative practices, biodiversity, and the harmony between humans and nature. We strive to create outdoor spaces that not only captivate the eye but also nourish the soul and support local ecosystems.

Delight in the vibrant blooms and sustainably grown flowers from our urban micro-farms, bringing the undeniable beauty of nature into your home. And indulge in our meticulously crafted botanical products, thoughtfully formulated with sustainable ingredients and packaging, offering a perfect fusion of wellness and the bounties of nature.

Together, let's build a greener future—one landscape, one flower, one plant, and one botanical creation at a time.