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Month: April 2013

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Community garden organizers in Salem, Keizer, Woodburn, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Aumsville, Stayton, Mill City, Dallas and Grande Ronde are taking sign-ups for garden plots.

“We have about 29 gardens that still have rental plots open to the public,” said Marion Polk Food Share Community Gardens Program Director Ian Dixon-McDonald. “This is a wonderful opportunity for families to grow nutritious food to supplement their food budget. It’s also a great way to meet your neighbors and build community.”

Seeds, plants and tools are provided for use and classes are available to help new gardeners get the hang of growing their own food. While a plot fee may be requested, no will be turned away for lack of funds.

“We just want to have a commitment that those who sign-up will use the plots because there is a limited supply,” Dixon-McDonald said.

Garden locations and contact numbers follow:

Fuente de Vida, 3295 Ladd Ave. NE, 503-363-0161
Hammond Community Garden, 4900 Bayne St. NE, 503-463-5975
Jardin de la Paz, 4625 Cordon Rd. NE, 503-856-9700
Northgate Forgiveness & Peace Garden Northgate City Park, Fairhaven Ave. NE, 503-949-8062
Julie’s Garden, 590 Elma St. SE ,503-385-1876
South Salem Friends Community Garden, 1140 Baxter Rd. SE, 503-767-2708
Southeast Salem Neighborhood Garden, 500 19th St. SE, 971-208-5402
St. Francis Community Garden, 1170 Howard St. SE, 503-363-6587
West Salem Community Garden, 925 Gerth St. NW, 503-428-0285
John Knox Community Garden, 425 Cummings Ln. N, 503-393-9447
Rickman Community Garden, 930 Chemawa Rd. NE, 503-510-2779
Whittam Community Garden, 5205 Ridge Dr. NE, Keizer, 503-510-9926
Planting Communities!, Gardens Various locations, Woodburn, 503-982-0243
Patchwork Community, Gardens Various locations, Silverton, 971-259-9059
St. Joseph’s Community Garden, 925 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, 503-845-6147
Aumsville Community Garden, Olney St. & N. 11th St., Aumsville, 503-930-4527
Stayton Community Garden, E. Florence St. & N. 4th Ave., Stayton, 503-769-2919
Mill City Community Garden, Kimmel Park, Mill City, 503-949-5965
Gathering Place Community Garden, 1247 SE Uglow St., Dallas, 503-930-2866
Grande Ronde Community Garden, 825 Grande Ronde Rd., Grande Ronde 541-921-2881