Crowfeather Farm was created when we first purchased our home and quarter-acre lot in the Friendly neighborhood of south Eugene in December 2007.

Jessica Jackowski is an urban farmer, herbalist, food and soil activist, mother, and student of whole systems thinking.  Currently she is researching and exploring ways to apply permaculture design to the invisible structures of modern culture and to the intangible elements which influence the healthy functioning of a system.  These invisible structures include local economies, the transmission of knowledge, group facilitation and decision-making, and self-care.

Matt Lutter is another urban farmer with interest in food security.  You may see him growing food at home, in public right-of-way such as the Common Ground Garden, or helping with neighborhood fruit growers through the Friendly Fruit Tree Project.  Matt is also interested in climate activism and energy conservation, which he practices through his work at the customer-owned utility (EWEB).  Matt likes hiking & biking with his wife and son whenever possible, often just out the front door down alleys & paths to visit what our neighborhood has to offer.  It feels like it is easiest to make change happen on the local level, and so Matt is active with the Friendly Area Neighborhood, and  often thinking about ways to improve our neighborhood and community and sharing ideas.

Our son is catching on fast and is a big part of our way of life as well.  It’s fun. Culture change is happening. Keep it up. Cheers.