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CH Community Garden

This grant will be used to support the Clackamas Heights Community Garden Project.  The Clackamas Heights Community Garden is located in a public housing development in Oregon City, Oregon.  The garden serves low income public housing families, seniors and persons with disabilities.  The goals of the garden project are: 1) eradicate hunger by growing fresh, organic food; 2) provide environmental and nutrition education; 3) create community synergy; and 4) promote sustainable gardening practices.

The community garden is comprised of 30 individual garden beds, a large shared community garden bed, a covered community compost container, and a tool shed to store equipment.  The area surrounding the garden is nature-scaped using native plants to reduce water use and pollution without sacrificing attractiveness as well as provide a beautiful habitat for birds, butterflies, and wildlife.  A short fence surrounds the parameter of the garden to enhance security.

Education is a key component of the community garden project.  Workshops such as gardening and vegetable growing skills, and cooking using food from the garden are open to the greater community.

Where it's at:

13900 South Gin Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

6000

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

80

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
soil
compost
mulch
watering hose
garden cart

Project leaders:

Jane Brown
Jemila Hart

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606