Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its long-term impacts on the communities we partner with, our Education Programs are experiencing several strategic shifts that will limit our ability to accept new partnerships or volunteers for the foreseeable future.

Garden Education Volunteering

Looking for fresh produce? Want to learn more about growing your own food or share your passion for gardening with others?

Oregon Food Bank’s garden education programs offer volunteer opportunities that address the root causes of hunger.

Learning Gardens

Beginning and experienced gardeners work together to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables and learn new gardening skills during their Dig In! shift* at one of Oregon Food Bank’s Learning Gardens.

Sign up: Portland Dig in!
Sign up: Beaverton Dig in!

*Garden shifts start at 9 a.m. Advance sign-up is preferred, but not required. Drop-ins okay.

Seed to Supper

Our Seed to Supper program offers free vegetable gardening classes throughout the Portland Metro area.

Trained Seed to Supper facilitators teach our classes at community sites such as schools, churches, food pantries, housing sites, and prisons.

Our program was developed in collaboration with Oregon State University Extension Service, and Metro-area Master Gardeners may apply Seed to Supper volunteer time toward their primary service hours.