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Regional 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 embarked on many projects as a team: Support of each other's gardens, toured other gardens in the State, a very successful School Board presentation that resulted in growing four gardens the next month, and planning a "back to school" open house event at their gardens where they invited the local media, Mayor, and their School Board.

In 2018, the Oregon Farm to School Network expanded the Hub model to include Procurement Hubs (focused on incorporating more local food in school meals) and Education Hubs (focused on both farm and school garden-based education).

If your area is interested in forming a School Garden Hub, please contact Rick Sherman at Rick Sherman. He would love to help you get started and plan your first meeting! For more information about OFSSGN’s Regional Procurement and Education Hubs contact Melina Barker.

Listing of Regional Hubs

Regional Hub chart and contact info - Updated 10/26/2020

You can also find Regional Hub leads and contact information through an interactive map on the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network website

School Garden Hub Resources; Farm and Garden-Based Education


Procurement Hubs; Incorporating Oregon Grown/Processed Food into School Meals


Upcoming Hub Meetings

  • Linn and Benton Garden Educator Regional Gathering. April 22, 2021, 3:00PM. Zoom Link

  • Regional Gathering for Farm and Garden Based Educators across Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties, a joint project between OSU Extension Service and the oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network. The purpose of the Gathering is to share resources, provide networkign opportunities, and address region-specific challenges. Thursday, April 29, 2021, 4:30pm. Register here.

  • Portland Metro Farm to School and Early Care Procurement Hub Gathering (virtual). Thursday, May 13, 2021, 2:00PM. RSVP here.

Previous Hub Meetings

2021

  • Douglas County OSU Extension Service Spring Garden Hub Gathering: Biochar presentation by Scott McCain, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4-4:45pm. Register here

  • Central Oregon School Garden & Farm Educators Virtual Network Event: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2-3:15pm. Email Denise Rowcroft for an invite link. 

  • Portland Farm and Garden Educators Network (PFGEN) Virtual Gathering: Outdoor Learning Spaces. Hosted by Growing Gardens. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4pm-5pm. RSVP here.

  • Klamath and Lake Counties Farm to School Education Networking Event. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm. All participants receive a FREE educational kit. Read the flier hereRegister for the event here

2020

  • Klamath and Lake Counties Farm to School Education Networking Event. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm. All participants receive a FREE educational kit. Read the flier hereRegister for the event here
  • Forest Grove Garden Educators: meet every third Tuesday, January through June. (March and June one week earlier due to school schedules). 4:00-5:00 pm. Site locations rotate through various schools. 
  • Lane County Garden Educators Annual Gathering - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, 3:00-5:00 at The Grower's Market meeting space - 454 Willamette St. Eugene.
  • Columbia Gorge Procurement Hub: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm. Conference room at the Hood River County Library, 502 E State St, Hood River.  Free parking available one block south on Sherman Ave.
  • Klamath County Procurement Hub Training & Gathering: January 15, 2:00-4:00 pm. 9th st Venue, 829 Klamath Ave, Klamath Falls. Producer and Buyer network with refreshments. Registration: Healthy Klamath
  • Douglas County Education Hub (Schools that have gardens/use them in school meals, curricula or school activities, and schools are involved with farm to school) - January 13, 4:30 pm, Fremont Middle School, 850 W Keady Ct, Roseburg.


Oregon Regional School Garden Hubs Map

Oregon regional school garden hubs map. 12 Garden hubs spread accross the Western Oregon State.

Current ODE Regional School Garden Hubs Click here for an expanded view of the Portland-area hubs.

Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network's Regional Hubs Map

Hubs Map
Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Regional Hubs: Food Roots, Growing Gardens, Ecotrust, Gorge Grown Food Network, OSU Extension. OSU Extension, Corvallis Environmental Center, High Desert Food and Farm Alliance. School Garden Project, The Environmental Center, NeighborWorks Umpqua (NWU), OSU Extension, NWU, Curry Watersheds, Rouge Valley Farm to School, and OSU Extension.

Current Oregon Farm to School Network Education and/or Procurement Hubs.

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