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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills CG
Vermont Hills Community Garden
6053 SW 55th Drive Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 0.35
Acquired in 1978

Includes community garden.
Community Garden

Related Information
CG_Atlas_01_30_17_VermontHillsCommGarden.pdf (PDF Document, 103.2 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.