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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

Welcome to our newest Regional School Garden Hub!  -East Portland!

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

Upcoming Hub Meetings:

Hillsboro Garden Educators:  January 16, 2019, Indian Hills Elementary 21260 SW
   Rock Rd,  Beaverton .  4:00-6:00 pm
Beaverton/Tigard-Tualatin Garden Educators: Wednesday, January 16, 2:00-3:30 pm,
      McKinley  Elementary, 1500 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton
 Columbia Gorge Procurment Hub: Thursday, Jan 31, 4-6 pm at the Mosier
       Community School (1204 1st Ave, Mosier, OR 97040
---------Previous meetings--------------------
North East Oregon:  Farm Fair Special Session for School Food Service Staff, Local
     Farmers, Producers and Interested Community Members.  Eastern OR Trade and
     Event Center, 1705 E Airport Rd, Hermiston, OR.  Nov. 28, 5:30-7:00 pm.
     Complimentary dinner buffet before the event at 4:30!
     questions / RSVP to  541.567.8321
East Multnomah County: Thursday, Nov. 29; 4-5:30 pm.  Hollydale Elementary        
      Library, 505 SW  Birdsdale dr, Gresham. 
Forest Grove:  Wednesday, September 12 4:00-5:30; Harvey Clarke Elementary,      
      2516 B st., Forest Grove
Central Oregon:  Monday, September 17, 4:30-6:30; Environmental Center, Bend
Central Oregon:  Tuesday, October 9th, Redmond District Office, 145 E Salmon Dr.
Linn: Thursday, October 11, 4:00-5:30, Memorial Middle School, 1050 SW Queen, 
Hillsboro: Tuesday, October 16th, 4:30-6:00; Indian Hills Elementary
Portland (PFGEN): Sunday, October 21, noon -2pm.  Hallinan School, Lake Oswego.
Linn/Benton Procurement Hub, October 25; 2-3:30 pm
Portland Procurement Hub:  Wednesday, Nov 7, 3:30 pm.  Castaway - 1900 NW 18th
        ave, Portland
Hillsboro:  Thursday, Nov 15, Mooberry Elem., 4 pm. 1230 NE 10th, Hillsboro.     
Rogue Valley: Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4:00-6:00 pm.  2 Hawk Winery, 2335 N Phoenix 
       rd, Medford OR 97504
Gorge Garden Educators: TBA- March 2019 
S. Coast:

regional school garden hub map
Current ODE Regional School Garden Hubs -  Click here for an expanded view of the Portland-area hubs.


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

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