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”.
Free Gardening Classes February 21 – March 28
Did you know that five million more households are digging in and planting gardens than six years ago? One third of millennials are growing edibles, whether it’s small pot of basil on the patio or a few raised beds with a variety of produce. Nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States grow some of their own food. “BHG May 2016”
So if you are a beginning gardener or know someone who wants to know more about gardening please pass on the following information. Our Chapter is the host agency for Seed to Supper classes starting on February 21 and completing on March 28th. Call 503-789-6970 (leave a message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
In the garden harvesting fresh produce