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Regional School Garden Hubs

During the January 2014 School Garden Summit in West Salem, it was suggested by a School Garden Coordinator that area school gardens would feel more connected and be able to get more support if they were a member of a local support group.
So, our first pilot regional school garden hub was formed in the Albany area. This pilot group has met approximately every other month, and has been able to do cross-visitations, tour other gardens in the State, and plan an upcoming "back to school" open house event at their gardens this Fall where they will invite the local media, as well as their School Board.
If your area is interested in forming a School Garden Hub, please contact Rick Sherman at   He would love to help you get started and plan your first meeting!  Target areas:  We would really love to get hubs started at the following areas - Eastern Oregon (Umatilla and LaGrande/Baker); Clatsop/Columbia County; Lincoln County; Klamath County, Douglas County. 

Listing of Regional School Garden Hubs (so far)


Introducing our newest Regional School Garden Hub, Coming soon this spring:  Gresham-East Portland area!


Benton County:  Contact: Candace Russo

Central Oregon: Contact: Denise Rowcroft

Forest Grove Contacts: Edgar Sanchez & Robin Lindsley   

"Gladstone:"  Contacts: Jolynn McPherson & Justin Davidson

E. Portland: Contacts:  Sarah Ells  & Katherine Cory

Gorge: Contact Sarah Sullivan   Liana Harden 

Lane County:  Contact: Sarah Wheeler

Linn County: including Albany, Lebanon and Jefferson School Districts   Contacts: Robin Galloway & Mallory Marquet 

Marion/Polk County:   Contact: Rick Sherman (interim)

Portland (Portland Farm Garden Educators Network-PFGEN):   Contacts: Anna Garwood & Amoreena Guererro

Rogue Valley:  Contact: Melina Barker

South Coast:  Contact Lynette McPherson


School Garden Hub Resources


Winter/Spring 2018 Hub Meetings:

Central OR: 2/6/18; 4:30 pm-St Francis School, Bend
Lane: 2/28/2018; 2:30 pm -OSU Extension, 996 Jefferson St, Eugene. 
Forest Grove: Mar 7, Neil Armstrong Middle School, 4:30 pm
"Gladstone" area:  Thursday, March 22, New Urban High School, 4 pm
Marion/Polk: Tentatively late March-April stay tuned..
E. Portland:  Tentatively April, stay tuned
Benton: Tentatively April, stay tuned
Linn: Tentatively April, stay tuned
Rogue Valley:  TBA
Gorge: TBA
S. Coast: TBA
regional school garden hub map

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