Community Resources

4-H Wildlife Stewards

4-H Wildlife Stewards promotes science learning and environmental stewardship among youth. They create sustainable wildlife habitat sites on school grounds by inspiring, educating, and connecting communities, schools, and natural resource agencies and organizations.
www.4hwildlifestewards.org/

Cracked Pots

Cracked Pots uses art to encourage our community to creatively look at trash. Reuse is at the heart of all we do. Think before you throw.
www.crackedpots.org/

Ecotrust Farm to School Program

Ecotrust, in close collaboration with a diverse coalition of project partners, is working on a wide-range of initiatives to promote “farm to school” programs.
www.ecotrust.org/foodfarms/

Growing Gardens

GROWINGGARDENS digs at the root of hunger in Portland by building organic Home Gardens in urban backyards and schools. Our Youth Grow school garden clubs create future veggie eaters and cultivators. Our Learn and Grow workshops cover cooking, preserving and more. After school garden clubs, summer garden camps, school gardens, teen service, parent/child workshops.
www.growing-gardens.org/

Growing Gardens School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training

35 hour hands-on training in best practices in creating, maintaining & utilizing edible school gardens. Contact Caitlin Blethen at Caitlin@growing-gardens.org.

Master Gardeners

The Oregon State University Master Gardener™ Program is an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. This program also facilitates the training of a highly educated corps of volunteers. These volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs. 
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/

Metro: Sustainable Living

Make the region greener at home, in your garden, at the store and on the road. Sustainable living renews rather than depletes the planet’s resources and Metro can show you how.www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24199

Portland Community Gardens

These Portland Public Schools—Rigler, Buckman, Woodlawn, Vestal, Madison, Portsmouth—have community garden plots in Portland Community Gardens.  The benefits of such a relationship are as numerous as seeds … connecting children to the earth and connecting members of a community to the school.  To work on this vision, contact Portland Community Gardens at 503-823-1612 or Friends of Portland Community Gardens at 503-549-4499.

Portland Farm and Garden Educator’s Network

PFGEN connects educators, volunteers, youth, families and community members who support healthy food culture, wellness and Portland-area food security through sustainable food and agriculture education. To sign-up for their listserv, contact Caitlin Blethen at Caitlin@growing-gardens.org

Oregon’s Official Weed Management Department

This website lists invasive plants which affect all Oregonians directly or indirectly through impacts on agricultural and forest economies and on other resources such as fish, wildlife, recreation and overall watershed.
www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creative inquiry and education. The involvement, investigations, and creative work of artists and natural scientists help Sitka Center fulfill its mission to expand the relationships between art, nature and humanity through workshops, presentations and individual research projects. To accomplish this, Sitka Center maintains a facility appropriate to its needs in harmony with the inspirational coastal environment of Cascade Head.
www.sitkacenter.org/

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