1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Portland's community gardens are vibrant spaces that reflect the diversity of the neighborhoods in which they are located. All people are welcome and each gardener is responsible for contributing to a culture of inclusivity. As a member of the community, each gardener shall follow the garden policies which lay out best practices for gardening in a shared space on public land.
Before requesting a plot, please make sure to review the Registration Guidelines and Policies.
Staff visit gardens on a regular schedule to check plots to make sure they are meeting expectations.
Here are some of our favorite gardening resources to support you in your garden plot.
No synthetic chemicals (herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers) are allowed in Portland Parks & Recreation's community gardens unless they are listed on the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) product list
Planting and Harvest Calendars
Soil and Composting
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.
Oregon Food Bank offers free a beginning vegetable gardening course for low-income gardeners that teaches participants how to garden on a budget.
Grow Portland helps connect gardeners of all abilities with the learning opportunities needed to grow their own food.
Multnomah County Master Gardeners have a plethora of educational resources from garden classes to plant pest and disease diagnosis.
RESOURCES TO RUN A COMMUNITY GARDEN
STARTING A NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN