Learning Garden

Learning Gardens

Oregon Food Bank's Learning Gardens are vibrant gathering spaces, bringing the community together to grow vegetables, relationships and hope.

OFB's Eastside Learning Garden is located at OFB Headquarters in northeast Portland.

The Westside Learning Garden is located down the street from the new OFB West facility on the grounds of Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton. The Westside Garden is a collaborative effort between OFB's Dig In! volunteers and students at Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School. Each school year 180 Rachel Carson student volunteers share their energy and enthusiasm to tend the garden while learning about gardening and hunger in an hands-on environment.
Learn more about the partnership.


The Learning Gardens offer two programs to address the root causes of hunger through increased nutrition, community food security and self-reliance.

Seed to Supper is a comprehensive, five-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. This program is offered in both English and Spanish.

Dig In! gives community members a chance to help fight hunger by working together to grow wholesome, organic food for distribution to hunger-relief agencies in Multnomah and Washington counties.

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Questions? Please contact Christine Hadekel at 971-230-1639 or chadekel@oregonfoodbank.org.