You can grow your own food. We can help.

Riverside Head Start Parent Garden

The Parent Garden is a symbol of parent involvement at Head Start that is passed from parent to parent, year to year.  The hope is to have as many garden beds as possible, but currently we have two 20 feet by 4 feet garden beds with many vegetables, fruits and herbs. Children are involved in the planting, learning, watering, and eating of the vegetables throughout the year. Parents are highly involved in the planting, cultivating and harvesting of the garden for at home use.  This project was started May of 2013 and has the big dreams of one day being large enough to allow all parents interested in volunteering to grow fresh, local, healthy food for their families.  Our country setting preschool serves 114 families of the Albany, Oregon area who qualify for our program based on income and family needs.  This garden is meant for the people of our community who need access to food the most.  

Where it's at:

35140 Meadow Lane
Albany, OR 97321
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

families and food insecure people

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What this project needs:

expert technical assistance
community garden creation guidance
fruit bushes
fruit trees
gardening books
watering hose
irrigation system
garden cart
compost bin

Project leaders:

Zeth Owen
Lynn Hall

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
(207) 956-0606