1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
1) Select your interest in one or two garden sites.
2) Choose a plot size.
A starter or single-sized plot is recommended for beginning gardeners and/or families of 1-2 people. Standard-sized plots are good for families of 2-3 people, and double-sized plots are more appropriate for large families or groups and experienced gardeners. Scholarship assistance is available.
3) Fill out the Garden Plot Request Form. We will confirm your interest via email or phone in January. We assign garden plots to new gardeners beginning in February and continuing through June. Garden plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If no plots are available in the garden(s) you select, you will be put on a wait list and notified when one becomes available.
Please do not submit more than one Garden Plot Request form. If you have a question about or need to make an update to a previously submitted form, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-1612. Submitting a duplicate request may inadvertently affect your waitlist seniority.
4) Review the Community Garden Policies.
5) Once you are assigned a plot, attend a gardener gathering and orientation.
Each spring we offer an orientation at each community garden site. New gardeners are encouraged to attend one of these events or send a friend or family member in their place. Gardeners will have the opportunity to meet fellow community gardeners, garden managers, and program staff. This is also a great time to share resources, ask questions, and create a sense of community within the garden. Gardeners are welcome at any location if they are unable to attend the orientation at their assigned garden.
In the meantime you can like us on Facebook and check out our calendar for volunteer opportunities. You could also get involved with our nonprofit volunteer partner, Friends of Portland Community Gardens, to stay connected with Portland's community gardens in a way that helps to fund more community gardens in Portland.