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  ccmgextrarow@gmail.com

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 16 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 thirty 25” rows of vegetables.  We garden from April to mid October.  We work at the garden on Tuesday and Friday mornings and harvest and donate.

We raise a wide variety of vegetables and donated 2919 pounds of produce in 2019.  There were 44 volunteers who spent 56 work days working a total of 1321.5 hours 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.  Contact us at ccmgextrarow@gmail.com.

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