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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

School Garden Hub Resources; Farm and Garden-Based Education

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

Upcoming Hub Meetings

  • Douglas County Education Hub "Group A" (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, site TBA
  • Douglas County Education Hub "Group B" (Schools who may have some infrastructure for gardens in place, or have none at all, but want to know how to start or incorporate them into school meals, curricula and activities) -January 27, 4:30 pm, site TBA
  • Marion/Polk Education Hub: TBA January / somewhere in Salem

Previous Hub Meetings

  • Linn County Regional School Garden Hub: Tuesday, October 22- 4:00 pm, North Albany Middle School, 1205 N Albany Rd
  • Marion/Polk: Wednesday, October 23 at Stayton High School, 757 W Locust St, Stayton. 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Klamath Basin Education Hub: Wednesday, November 6, 3:30-5:00 pm. OSU extension center, 6923 Washburn, Klamath Falls
  • PDX Metro Region F2S Procurement Hub Gathering: November 13 at the Redd in Portland, 831 SE Salmon, 12:00-2:00 pm.
  • Linn/Benton Procurement Hub: Wednesday, November 13, 3:00-4:30 pm; Linn County Extension Service Office, 33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent
  • Hillsboro: Wednesday, November 13 West Union Elementary, 23870 NW West Union Rd., Hillsboro. 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Rogue Valley/ Southern Oregon Education Hub: Thursday, November 21 4:00-6:00 pm, Dana Campbell Vineyards Tasting Room, 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.
  • Beaverton Regional School Garden Hub: Monday, December 2, 3:00-4:30 site TBA.
  • 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!

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

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. OSU Extension.

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

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