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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 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.
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   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.     For more information about OFSSGN’s Regional Procurement and Education Hubs contact  We’re hoping to establish new Regional Hubs in the Salem area, South Coast, and Klamath County.

Listing of Regional Hubs


School Garden Hub Resources; Farm and Garden-Based Education

OFSSGN's Farm Field Trips Toolkit (updated 5/21/18)

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

Getting Started with Local Purchasing for Schools

Selling to Schools Tips for Farmers

National Farm to School Networks Resource Page

USDA's Farm to School Factsheets

Spring 2018 Hub Meetings:

Lane: 2/28/2018; 2:30 pm -OSU Extension, 996 Jefferson St, Eugene. 
Clackamas: Thursday, March 22, New Urban High School, 4 pm 
Gorge: Tuesday, April 10 4:00 pm, pFriem Brewer's Library
Rogue Valley: Saturday, April 7th
Benton & Linn: Thursday, April 12 3:30 pm, Corvallis HS 
N.Coast - Food Roots: April 30, Schooner's Netarts, 4pm 
PFGEN: Thursday, May 3, 4:00 pm; 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. 
Forest Grove: 5/23/18; Forest Grove Community School, 4 pm
Central OR: 6/418; Three Rivers Elementary-Sunriver; 4:30 pm
Marion/Polk: TBA
E. Portland:  TBA
S. Coast: TBA

regional school garden hub map
Current ODE Regional School Garden Hubs


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

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