Portland-based Community Food Security Coalition hosts their 14th annual conference in New Orleans this week|
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation's Community Gardens program, which includes the Blair Community Garden in Southeast
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which supports urban gardens across town
Northwest Portland’s First Immanuel Lutheran Church and Northwest Portland Ministries work together in hopes of bringing a community garden into a Northwest neighborhood.
An uplifting article in today?s Oregonian has done a wonderful job of highlighting the community gardens sprouting all over Portland. It also provides a recent update on 1,000 Gardens Initiative.
Furey Garden in outer Southeast Portland opens for registration today. Zenger Farm and Portland Community Gardens worked together to bring the garden to the neighborhood.
Grow Portland is in the process of constructing a new garden for neighbors in outer NE Portland.Located at the intersection of NE 125th and Halsey, the garden will serve 100 gardeners of diverse backgrounds.
Janus Youth Programs Village Garden Service using organic gardening techniques to provide access to healthy food and economic opportunity.
Portland Community Gardens Searching for a Community Gardens Outreach and Development Coordinator through AmeriCorps
Please join us in celebration as we announce the opening of two new community gardens as part of the 1,000 New Gardens Initiative
Happy Hour Benefit for Growing Gardens at Blue Hour, May 2nd 7-9:30 PM
Meet Emily Hicks, Policy Coordinator, and Abby Warren, blog contributor
This may a portion of Beesaw's, a restaraunt in Northwest, proceeds are going to Oregon Tilth. Come support our partner by dining at Besaw's.
The 1,000 Gardens Blog Calendar has been updated with new classes, volunteer opportunities, etc. Multnomah Food Summit featured event
An Elders in Action- Encore Action TeamWorks
City Commissioner Nick Fish joins community members, partners at Portland Parks and Recreation and neighbors in the Cully district to celebrate the opening of the Sumner Street community garden.
School gardens give elemtary and high school students a chance to explore their connections to food and access to fresh produce. Nick Fish's Community Gardens Initiative has propelled the growth of such gardens through funding dedicated by city council and through effective partnerships with private and public organizations.
Comissioner Nick Fish oversees the Porltand Community Gardens program that coordinates the Produce for People program. Cully neighbors gather to partake in the activities of this program.
As part of Nick Fish's 1,000 Gardens Initiative, Kenton Neighbors Celebrate the Groundbreaking on Kenton Community Garden.
Commissioner Nick Fish joined the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council, a citizen based advisory council to the City of Portland and Multnomah County, at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at Bud Clark Commons.
The Friends of Portland Community Gardens celebrated their 25th anniversary this November with a fundraising event at the eco trust building. In attendance were City Commissioner Nick Fish, Mayor Sam Adams and key food and gardens partners.
Key partners of Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 gardens initiative are featured in the Willamette Week's 2011 give guide.
Portland Community Gardens seeks intern for 2012
Peet's on Hawthorne will donate the first 1,000 dollars donated at their store to GROWINGGARDENS Dec 17th-24th.
Kitchen Commons seeks two new interns for Winter/Spring 2012. Zenger Farms seeks interns and seasonal staff for 2012. To achieve Commissioner Fish's 1,000 gardens goal, it's important to have as many community members out in the field, accomplishing tasks, as possible. Apply today!
Commisioner Nick Fish's 1,000 Gardens blog keeps Portland updated with food and gardens happenings. Keep checking back for updates!
Besaw's restaurant in NW Portland will donate a portion of its dinner proceeds this January to Zenger Farm, a partner organization of Commissioner Fish's 1,000 gardens goal.
Grant High School students, in partnership with Portland Community Gardens and Portland Public Schools, have secured funding for a community garden and a learning garden at their school. The 30 new plots created by the garden will count towards Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 gardens goal.
The Urban Growth Bounty series gives Portlanders the opportunity to explore the world of urban homesteading, while networking with others who share their same interests
As part of Commissioner Nick Fish's Community Garden Initiative (1,000 new plots!), and due to strong community support, the Frazer garden is planned to be open by May. The Frazer Community Garden (located at NE 52nd & Hasslo) will provide over 35 new plots.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is releasing a Discussion Draft of changes to the Portland?s zoning code that will affect the way that food can be grown and distributed in our neighborhoods! Your input is needed.
Find a garden work party near you to help contribute to Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 Gardens initiative!
Oregon Solutions partners , Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Oregon Food Bank, put on a showing of the documentary Food Stamped. Commissioner Nick Fish's community gardens initiative works to address hunger in our communities and make our city more sustainable.
Oregon Tilth and Portland Community Gardens are partnering to deliver this free, hands-on series.
As part of Commissioner Fish's 1,000 Gardens initiative, Portland Parks and Recreation has been working hard to break ground on new gardens. Join us as we celebrate the openings of three new gardens this Spring!
The Clarendon Garden in North Porland is Portland's 40th community garden. The opening of this garden moves us towards meetings Commissioner Fish's 1,000 gardens goal with high spirits!
As part of Commissioner Fish's 1,000 Gardens Initiative, garden construction has been put on the fast-track. The latest report on garden construction is now ready for viewing.
Grow Portland, one of our Oregon Solutions team partners, as part of Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 Gardens Initiative, is offering seed shares and available garden plots this Spring.
A summary of food and gardens happenings this week around Portland.
Zenger Farm, a strong partner of Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 gardens initiative, is teaming up with Burgerville to distribute seed packets in kids meals.
The Multnomah Food Initiative is hosting the third annual Multnomah Food Summit on Friday, June 15th.
An invaluable resource to Commisioner Fish's 1,000 gardens initiative, the Friends of Portland Community Gardens, is seeking individuals to join their board of directors.
Kitchen Commons, a non-profit organization working to bring the ability to cook healthy food to low-income entreprenuers and neighbors, is hosting a fundaiser May 19th.
Through a collaborative gardening approach, partners at Outgrowing Hunger and We Are Oregon/Neighborhood United Food Group are increasing healthful food options in outer SE Portland.
Parsons Family Farms is opening an everyday farmers market at NE 50th and Fremont.
This project, led by Lift Urban Portland, contributes to the Portland Climate Action Plan goal of reducing emissions through local food consumption. It also brings fresh produce to residents at White Shield Center and other low-income seniors and working poor families. Commissioner Fish recognizes the importance of gardens in enhancing the nutrition and food security of vulnerable populations, as well as contributing to our 1,000 gardens initiative.
It is with strong partnerships and commitment from neighbors and students that Portland Parks & Rec opens our 43rd and 44th community gardens, Grant Highschool Garden and Ed Benedict Garden.
Chipotle and Growing Gardens have teamed up to bring a showing of the documentary Fresh to the Baghdad. All proceeds will benefit Growing Gardens.
The Lents International Farmers Market is kicking off its sixth season this Sunday, June 17th! The market will run 11-4 on Sundays , June 17th through October 28th at SE 92nd & Foster Rd.
Commissioner Fish and PP&R understand the importance of growing communities that are connected to food and where it comes from. Therefore, we are building 1,000 new gardens- but not stopping there. We are getting into the classroom with kids to enhance their knowledge in the areas of gardening, cooking, and healthy eating.
Commissioner Fish had the opportunity to speak to the 300 attendees of the Multnomah Food Summit on Friday, June 15th. The summit addressed important issues surrounding food justice.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is the Oregon Food Bank's most powerful fundraiser. Come out to support the important work OFB does for our community.
Angela Baker and her family opened up their home and backyard to Birch Community Services and started a the BCS Teaching Garden.
Residents at Rose Villa Senior Living and Elite Care Oatfield Estates participate in growing their own food, choosing fresh produce for meals at the Farmers Market, and saving seeds to donate to nonprofits.
Commissioner Fish's 1,000 gardens initiative is addressing the surge in demand for community gardens that is explored in this months' Oregon Home Magazine.
Oregon Food Bank delivers fresh produce to families in need through their harvest share program
The Seeds of Cuisine is a five-week summer program that culminates in a student-led "farmer's market".
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, and a number of community partners, for a fun-filled day of nutrition, cooking and gardening activities for kids!
As Summer heats up, so are Portlands Community Gardens. From fundraisers to fresh veggies, the gardens bring many exciting opportunities to engage with your Portland foody side.
Nick was honored to give the Key Note address at Lift Urban Portland's first annual Garden Party.
The Healthy Rewards program at Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) increases the purchasing power of low-income shoppers to buy fresh, local and healthy produce while supporting small farms in our region. NW Breweries have donated brews to raise funds for this important program.
Many partners working together carried out the construction of the Intergenerational Garden at the Cherry Blossom Senior Loaves & Fishes site, a division of the Immigrant and Refugee
The City's Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Portland's seven neighborhood district coalitions are pleased to offer the seventh year of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program.
Both Helensview Community Garden and the educational garden at Gilbert Park Elementary are hosting workparties next week.
1,000 Gardens for 1,000 New Gardeners!
Saturday, March 16 marks the first day of the Portland Farmer's Market's new season
Improve our local food system by serving on the Multnomah County Food Advisory Board
The film, "A Place at the Table," addresses food insecurity in our nation
Trying to eat healthy but don't really know how? Check out the resources below to get some tips!
Opportunities around Portland to eat local and support local businesses
Portland Fruit Tree will open a new community orchard soon
Portland boasts amazing summer opportunities for its youth, including some amazing summer camps
Join two state representatives on Saturday for an update on health-related bills on the Oregon Legislature's docket
Portland is honored to be asked to host the UN's World Environment Day this June
Our friends at Zenger Farm were featured in both this week’s Portland Business Journal and the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly.
The Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 will be released within the next few weeks; will be an important tool for our community.