Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Community Garden Resources

Group picture of gardeners at NE 72nd Avenue Community Garden
Gardening resources to support you in your garden plot.
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Portland Community Gardens New Gardener Orientation

Organic Gardening

OSU Extension Service Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Planting and Harvest Calendars

Soil and Composting

Invasive Plants

Safety in the Community Garden

Pest Management

Rodent Prevention

Destructive Garden Insects

Portland Gardening Organizations

  • Friends of Portland Community Gardens has been a hands-on advocacy resource for the Portland gardening community for over 30 years. We empower gardeners to make the most of their community garden plots by providing communal supplies such as compost and tools.
  • Grow Portland helps connect gardeners of all abilities with the learning opportunities needed to grow their own food.
  • Growing Gardens provides garden installation, plant seeds and starts, compost, tools and educational workshops for families, runs school gardens programs and teaches horticulture in correctional institutes.
  • Multnomah County Master Gardeners have a plethora of educational resources from garden classes to plant pest and disease diagnosis.
  • Oregon Food Bank offers free a beginning vegetable gardening course for low-income gardeners that teaches participants how to garden on a budget.

Resources to run a Community Garden

Starting a new Community Garden

American Community Gardens Association