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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

School Garden Hub Resources; Farm and Garden-Based Education

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

Upcoming Hub Meetings

Previous Hub Meetings

2020
  • 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.

2019
  • Umatilla Morrow Farm to School Regional Gathering: Procurement Hub December 4, 2019 8:30- 10:00 am; Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E Airport rd., Hermiston. Additionally, there will be room space from 8-10 am on Thursday, December 5th for educational sessions related to small farms and/or farm to school. Rogue Valley Procurement Hub: Friday, December 6, 8:00-10:00 am at Kids Unlimited - 821 N Riverside Ave. Medford. Breakfast provided!
  • Beaverton Regional School Garden Hub: Monday, December 2, 3:00-4:30 site TBA.
  • Rogue Valley/ Southern Oregon Education Hub: Thursday, November 21 4:00-6:00 pm, Dana Campbell Vineyards Tasting Room, 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.
  • Hillsboro: Wednesday, November 13 West Union Elementary, 23870 NW West Union Rd., Hillsboro. 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • Linn/Benton Procurement Hub: Wednesday, November 13, 3:00-4:30 pm; Linn County Extension Service Office, 33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent
  • PDX Metro Region F2S Procurement Hub Gathering: November 13 at the Redd in Portland, 831 SE Salmon, 12:00-2:00 pm.
  • Klamath Basin Education Hub: Wednesday, November 6, 3:30-5:00 pm. OSU extension center, 6923 Washburn, Klamath Falls.
  • Marion/Polk: Wednesday, October 23 at Stayton High School, 757 W Locust St, Stayton. 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • Linn County Regional School Garden Hub: Tuesday, October 22- 4:00 pm, North Albany Middle School, 1205 N Albany Rd.

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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