Our Mission Statement: “Grow and Extra Row Giving and Learning Garden will grow, give quality food to help people on a limited budget meet their food needs and teach adults how to raise their own healthy food”.
Located at the Community Garden at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, you can find volunteers in the gardens on Tuesdays. & Fridays. 9-noon – April through October, weather permitting. The GAER Team is Nancy Muir, and Eve Freeman. To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow an Extra Row Honored
Grow an Extra Row received the FOX 12 Les Schwab Tire Centers “Be the Change” award in early August 2018 for their work providing produce to local food banks. Eve Freeman and Nancy Muir accepted the award on behalf of the group, and were featured on the nightly news. Congratulations to the GAER crew on your much deserved recognition! Read all about the garden and the award here: Gardening for Good – and take a peek at the video: Be the Change award FOX 12 News . Also featured in a recent news article authored by our own Nancy Muir, you can read all about the history of this successful CCMG project via the Clackamas Review: History of the GAER program
This project was started in 2004 but at that time it was called “Plant an Extra Row”. It then became Grow an Extra Row and in 2014 the name changed to “Grow and Extra Row Giving and Learning Garden.” So for 13 years the Master Gardeners have been raising vegetables and donating them to local food pantries. We continue to rent plots at the CCC Community Garden – 8 of them – and plant 30 rows 25 feet long of vegetables. In 2017 we set another record and donated 3810 pounds. We work at the garden on Tuesday and Friday mornings to harvest and donate. The produce grown at the garden is donated to two Oregon City food banks – First Presbyterian Church and the First Baptist Church or to the Pioneer Center in Oregon City or Milwaukie Center in Milwaukie.
We raise a wide variety of vegetables. In 2017 we had 35 volunteers who spent 1015 hours working in the garden. Volunteers do not need to sign up to work at the garden – show up when you can and stay as long as you can.
Click here to read more about the history of this successful CCMG project: History of Grow an Extra Row
In the garden harvesting fresh produce