Prerequisite Opportunity: Get Out and Garden! (age 10+) *Hands On*
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 10, Minimum Age - 18+, Environment & Engineering
Get Out and Garden! (age 10+) *Hands On*
Join your community members and fellow plant enthusiasts for a few hours of playing in the dirt as we provide a little loving care to one of the 50 gardens run by Portland Community Gardens. Get some exercise out in the fresh air, learn a new plant fact or two and enjoy a well-earned sense of accomplishment as we work together as a group to spruce up one of the many beautiful gardens located throughout the city. Depending on which garden we're at, we may be cleaning up paths, weeding, mulching, removing invasive species, pruning, building beds, planting and more. (Green thumbs encouraged but not required.)
Please dress for the weather, bring garden/work gloves if you have them, and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. It is also a good idea to bring a snack to keep you nourished, as well as a full water bottle (not all gardens have drinking water readily available on site).
The City of Portland Community Garden program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland since 1975. There are 50 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and Portland Parks and Recreation staff.
Volunteers must be 10 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 18 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.
If you plan to bring your children or other guests to the event, you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for this project.
Families with children younger than 10 should contact the Opportunity Leader using the email link below to see if the upcoming project will be age appropriate.
All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.
Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.