We welcome all residents who live in SE, NE, or N Portland and who meet our income guidelines listed below. Gardeners can choose from our three garden types depending on their current living situation. We are also able to connect gardeners with nearby community gardens and to support gardeners in community gardens.
Step 1: Contact Zoe at 503-284-8420 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. Or fill out the following Online Application. If you’d prefer to download a pdf and mail it in, there is a link below.
Step 2: Submit your application online or mail to the Growing Gardens office at 2203 NE Oregon St, Portland OR 97232. Your name will be added to our waitlist in the order with which it was received. Our waitlist is separated regionally (N, NE, SE) to ensure that we are evenly distributing our program services across the city.
Step 3: Once your name reaches the top of our waitlist our staff will contact you to schedule a site visit and program orientation. We will come to your house, talk about where you want your garden located, take a soil sample for testing, and bring paperwork for you to fill out. At this point you will receive a schedule for your garden installation, seasonal classes, and supply distribution dates.
Step 4: Garden installation! Our trained Crew Lead volunteers will help you and a small group of volunteers build a backyard garden. Note: we build only build gardens in April and October.
To qualify for this program, families must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Below are the guidelines:
Please feel free to contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Zoe, with any questions regarding the Home Gardens program and application: email@example.com