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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills Community Garden
6053 SW 55th Dr Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-1612

General Info
Acreage: 0.35
Acquired in 1978

Amenities
Includes community garden.
Community Garden


Related Information
Vermont Hills Community Garden.pdf (PDF Document, 118.0 Kb)
Plot Map

Historical Information
In 1978, the Vermont Hills United Methodist Church worked with PP&R's Community Garden program to turn a vacant field located on the church's property into a thriving community garden. In 2010, with increased demand for gardening space, the asphalt parking lot between the garden and the church was removed and turned into a 7,200 square foot garden. The removal of asphalt reduced water run-off, which improved the watershed, and the water retention created nutrient-rich soil. The better growing conditions meant more produce and more opportunities to help those in need in southwest Portland.