Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Gardening Policies and Resources

Portland Community Garden Registration Guidelines and Policies

Portland's community gardens are vibrant spaces that reflect the diversity of the neighborhoods in which they are located. All people are welcome and each gardener is responsible for contributing to a culture of inclusivity. As a member of the community, each gardener shall follow the garden policies which lay out best practices for gardening in a shared space on public land.

Before requesting a plot, please make sure to review the Registration Guidelines and Policies.

Staff visit gardens on a regular schedule to check plots to make sure they are meeting expectations.

Find the visit dates for your garden here.

Garden Policies

حدائق بورتلاند المجتمعیة

Programska politika


Ennukun Fot Ira

Portland Community Gardens – English Garden Policies

سیاستهای باغ مشارکتی

Danrangeji ngesa Fattude

Karen Community Garden Policies

커뮤니티 정원 안내

सामुदायिक बग ैँचा सम्बन्धी नीयिहरू

Qajeelfamawwan Iddoo Misooma Hawaasaa

Politicile de utilizare a grădinii comunității

Правила пользования общинными садово-огородными участками

Políticas para el Jardín Comunitario

Sera za Kutunza Shamba la Jamii

Polosii ki he Ngoue ‘a e Komiuniti

Правила роботи в громадському саду

Các Quy Định về Khu Vườn Cộng Đồng

Portland Khua Huan – Huan Zatziate

Frequently Asked Questions

Portland Community Gardens Policies Frequently Asked Questions

Правила пользования общинными садово-огородными участками г. Портленд Часто задаваемые вопросы и ответы на них

Políticas de los Jardines Comunitarios de Portland Preguntas y Respuestas Frecuente

Criteria for sending reminders

 New Gardener Orientation

Spring Gardener Gathering Presentation

Community Garden Resources

Here are some of our favorite gardening resources to support you in your garden plot.

Organic Gardening

Planting and Harvest Calendars

Soil and Composting

 Invasive Weeds


  • Friends of Portland Community Gardens has been a hands-on advocacy resource for the Portland gardening community for over 30 years. We empower gardeners to make the most of their community garden plots by providing communal supplies such as compost and tools.

  • Oregon Food Bank offers free a beginning vegetable gardening course for low-income gardeners that teaches participants how to garden on a budget.

  • Grow Portland helps connect gardeners of all abilities with the learning opportunities needed to grow their own food.

  • Multnomah County Master Gardeners have a plethora of educational resources from garden classes to plant pest and disease diagnosis.