What’s Ahead for Growing Gardens

Our board adopted a new strategic plan in January for the next 18 months. We’d like to share our main priorities from this plan.


More people are growing their own food because of GROWINGGARDENS.


  • Expand geographic service area
  • Increase student enrollment
  • Establish citywide garden registry





GROWINGGARDENS is a go-to expert on home and school gardening.

  • Increase resources for Spanish-speaking community
  • Expand web-presence and activity.





GROWINGGARDENS is a healthy people organization.

  • Strengthen board capacity and increase opportunities for development
  • Improve staff workload with establishment of Volunteer Coordinator position
  • Ensure constituents reflect community diversity





GROWINGGARDENS is financially strong and growing

  • Maintain a financial reserve
  • Enhance fee-for-service revenue through trainings, installations, and more.







Your support makes it possible for us to plant the seeds for good food, healthy people and strong communities…to help people GROW! If you are not already on our monthly email list, please go to our sign up link so you don’t miss anything.

Finally, thanks to very generous support from Oregon Community Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust, and a lot of help from Ben McKinnis, of Benco Commercial Real Estate, GROWINGGARDENS is moving to our new office in May.

Stay tuned for details, requests for moving help and a new office wish-list!

Thank you for your support.


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