About Caroline Lewis

I’m a gardening and culinary professional with a degree from the Robert Reynolds Chef Studio. My husband, Larry, and I co-own Verdura Culinary Gardens. We design, install, and maintain raised-bed organic vegetable gardens for Portland-area residents who love to cook and would like to work with fresher, more seasonal ingredients.




Tigard, OR

Favorite Foods

chocolate, great crusty bread, garlic, almost anything with tomatoes, lamb, red wine

Favorite Food Writers

Marcella Hazan, Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver

I call myself a…

urban farmer, chef, cooking teacher, passionate foodie, oenophile

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