The Learning Gardens at Oregon Food Bank offer three programs to address the root causes of hunger through increased nutrition, community food security and self-reliance:
With three weekly volunteer shifts at our onsite Eastside Learning Garden, the Dig In! program gives community members a chance to learn about gardening as they help fight hunger in the Portland metro area. Experienced garden volunteers and novices alike work together to grow wholesome, organic food for distribution at hunger-fighting agencies in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Counties, Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
Seed to Supper
The Seed to Supper program brings gardening education into the community with a free series of gardening workshops and cooking classes for individuals and low-income groups in the Portland metro area. Trained volunteers lead workshops on a variety of gardening topics, including garden planning, planting and harvesting.
Cooking from the Garden
A collaborative effort between our Learning Garden and Nutrition Education Programs, Cooking from the Garden promotes health and self reliance by teaching at-risk youth basic gardening and cooking skills. Participants work with trained volunteers to learn about gardening through hands-on, garden-based activities; using produce that they have cared for and harvested, they prepare and enjoy simple, nutritious recipes in our onsite kitchens.
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