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Learning Gardens Laboratory
Garden facility in SE Portland. Also managed by Portland State University with information at their Learning Gardens Lab website.

Oregon Food Bank Learning Gardens
Oregon Food Bank's two Learning Gardens offer programs to address the root causes of hunger through increased nutrition, self-reliance and community food security.

Oregon Tilth Organic Education Center
The Organic Education Center (OEC) seeks to strengthen the health of families, communities, and the environment by providing experiential learning opportunities in biologically sound urban agriculture. Through hands-on educational programs we teach people about the sources of their food and the ease and abundance of organic gardening.

Portland Fruit Tree Project
A non-profit that focuses on increasing neighborhood food access though shared care and harvest of urban fruit and nut trees. This organization has educational programs on food preservation, fruit tree care and cultivation.

Sauvie Island Center
Sauvie Island Center teaches children and adults about farms, the food they grow, and the landscape in which they exist.

Trackers PDX
An organization that teaches permaculture gardening, survival, tracking, wilderness skills and much, much more. Their goals include; Care for the land and the earth we live on, Sustain healthy livelihoods in communities, Integrate powerful team and family support.

Tryon Life Community Farm
Tryon Life Community Farm grows community learning while preserving common green space, restoring native ecosystems, and demonstrating sustainable urban density living.

4-H Wildlife Stewards
Outdoor education programs.

Janus Urban Agriculture Services
Village Gardens, an urban agriculture program of Janus Youth, (a non-profit specializing in programs that serve youth from high risk environments). This program uses sustainable organic gardening and farming to increase access to healthy food, improve economic opportunities and build unity with low-income residents of North Portland.

Zenger Farm
Friends of Zenger Farm is a non-profit farm and wetland in outer southeast Portland dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship and local economic development through a working urban farm.

Growing Gardens
GROWING GARDENS promotes home-scale organic food gardening to improve nutrition, health and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life and the environment for individuals and communities in Portland, Oregon.

Mercy Corps Northwest New American Agriculture Initiative
The New American Agriculture Project assists refugees and immigrants starting small scale farm enterprises in the greater Portland area.

Legacy's Healing Gardens
The Children's Garden at Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital provides a therapeutic oasis for healing the body and spirit of all who visit.

Metro Natural Gardening
This division of Portland's Metro government offers, natural gardening information, garden demonstration sites, workshops and consumer resources.

Metro-area Community Gardens

Portland Parks Community Garden Program

Beaverton Community Gardens

Clackamas Community College Community Gardens

Gladstone Community Gardens

Gresham Community Gardens

Luscher Community Gardens

Vancouver Community Gardens

Community Garden Creators
Non-profit dedicated to creation of community gardens in the Portland metro area.

Public Demonstration Gardens

Ariadne Garden
Small garden in SE Portland.

Multnomah County Master Gardeners Community Demonstration Garden
Demonstration garden on the Learning Gardens Lab campus in SE Portland.

Washington County Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens
Demonstration garden in Hillsboro.

Blue Lake Natural Discovery Garden
Smell the flowers, touch the leaves and feel inspired by this peaceful, playful demonstration garden at Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview.

Natural Techniques Demonstration Garden
Gather design ideas to make your own yard a place of natural beauty at Metro's demonstration garden in Southeast Portland.

Portland Metro Display and Learning Gardens

Cooper Mountain Demonstration Garden

Food Advocacy Organizations

Agri-business Council of Oregon
The Agri-Business Council of Oregon (ABC) is a private, non-profit volunteer membership organization established in 1966. Using industry collaboration, ABC works to preserve and enhance the vitality of Oregon agriculture. Their goal is to connect Oregon Agriculture to the general public's every day life. ABCO offers service programs that help keep businesses thriving.

Oregon Fresh
Resource for finding and learning about local Oregon products.

Community Food Security Coalition
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

Ecotrust's Food and Farms Program
Ecotrust's mission is to foster a regional food system in the Pacific Northwest by promoting the seasonal products of farmers and striving to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture on healthy watersheds. In addition, the organization is working to improve public understanding of local agriculture and increase the market share of locally grown food.

Friends of Family Farmers
A grassroots non-profit organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon's family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities.

Food Alliance
Food Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable agriculture by recognizing and rewarding farmers who produce food in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways, and educating consumers and others in the food system about the benefits of sustainable agriculture .Food Alliance creates market incentives for socially and environmentally responsible agricultural practices and educates business leaders and other food system stakeholders on the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

Food Innovation Center at OSU
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) offers one stop access to important services for food producers, processors, marketers, and entrepreneurs. It operates through a partnership between Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Services are focused as a resource for the food industry, primarily focusing on entrant businesses. FIC also provides specific programs in different areas on a more individualized basis for established businesses.

Portland Food Policy Council
The Food Policy Council is an advisory group to the City of Portland and Multnomah County. The group promotes supports and strengthens regional food systems through policy initiatives. Publishes studies and reports on regional food systems.

Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership
The Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership is a program of Ecumenical Ministries, a statewide association of Christian denominations (including Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox bodies), congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners. The food and farms program strives to empower faith communities to increase food access and local, sustainably grown food. They administer grass roots programs to congregations and community groups on food systems, nutrition, buying locally, hunger abatement and community food assessments.

Northwest Tree Planters and Farm Workers United
Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), is Oregon's union of farmworkers, nursery, and reforestation workers, and Oregon's largest Latino organization. PCUN's fundamental goal is to empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects. To achieve this end, PCUN is involved in community and workplace organizing on many different levels.

Oregon Environmental Councils Healthy Food and Farms Program
This program supports farmers through advocacy, farm and food policy, market connections, slowing global warming and creating connections between farmers.

Oregon Farmers Market Association
Formed in 1987 by a group of market managers from around the state to support their work recreating traditional markets. They support sustaining Oregon agriculture for future generations.

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
The Oregon Hunger Task Force was created by the State Legislature in 1989 to collaborate with state agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, public officials and local communities to end hunger in Oregon.

Portland Office of Sustainable Development
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability focuses on policy and programs that support local, sustainable agriculture, economic development in the region and access to healthy, culturally appropriate food for all residents.

Slow Food Portland
Slow Food seeks to reconnect people with the food they eat and the cultures, community, and production behind it.

Slow Food Portland
Slow Food seeks to reconnect people with the food they eat and the cultures, community, and production behind it.

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