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Enjoy working outdoors? Want to share your passion for gardening with others? Oregon Food Bank's Learning Gardens program offers volunteer opportunities that address the root causes of hunger. Read the descriptions below to find the one that fits you best and follow the instructions to register.
Eastside Learning Garden - 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive, Portland
The Eastside Learning Garden at OFB's northeast Portland facility includes more than 17,000 square feet of growing space, a container garden, two laying hens, 24 fruit trees, blueberry, currant and raspberry bushes and a compost demonstration area. Beginning and experienced volunteers work together to grow nutritious produce, enjoy physical activity, increase gardening skills and support Oregon Food Bank.
Weekly shifts are:
- Tuesdays 9 a.m. to Noon, April through September
- Thursdays 9 a.m. to Noon, year-round
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon, mid-March through mid-November
Westside Learning Garden - 1600 N.W. 173rd Ave., Beaverton
The Westside Learning Garden is located down the street from the new OFB West facility. Located on the grounds of Five Oaks Middle School, the Learning Garden is a collaborative effort between OFB volunteers and students of Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School.
Weekly shifts are:
• Wednesdays 9 a.m. to Noon, June through September.
• Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. mid-May through September.
Questions? See our volunteer FAQ.
Seed to Supper
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.
Seed to Supper Garden Educator volunteers teach classes that are held at agencies that serve low-income adults throughout Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark Counties. Seed to Supper is a joint effort of Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener
Classes are taught with a PowerPoint presentation and participant manual. Garden Educator volunteers should have a working knowledge of the topic and be able to answer participants’ questions.
For more information about becoming a Seed to Supper Garden Educator Volunteer, please read our Volunteer Information Packet.
After reading through the packet, here are the steps to become a volunteer:
- Complete our online application form.
Once your application is processed you will receive an e-mail with information about next steps.
- Attend a new volunteer orientation
Our next orientations will be scheduled in the winter of 2014. We'll keep you posted when we receive your application.
- Attend a new volunteer training
Our next trainings will be scheduled in the winter of 2014.
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