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Community and Demonstration Gardens

Community Gardens

Community gardens bring neighbors together, create beautiful productive spaces, help families gain access to healthy nutritious food, and provide habitat to pollinators. Demonstration gardens inspire people to plant their own gardens, inform them of creative plant combinations and clever garden methods, and create beautiful vibrant community spaces. We provide financial and technical assistance for installing new community and demonstration gardens or reviving neglected ones.

If you are interested in installing a new community or demonstration garden or restoring a neglected one, contact our Conservation Technician Laura Taylor at laura@wmswcd.org or 503.238.4775, ext. 112.

To apply for financial assistance up to $2,000 per year for up to three years, download this funding request form, fill it out and save it, then send it to Laura Taylor. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded based on fund availability and project compatibility with the District’s mission.

For projects in need of more funds than what is available through the Community Garden Program, you may apply for a FISH Grant (Financial Incentives for Sustainable Habitats).

 


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Native Species Spotlight-Pacific ninebark

Pacific ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus) is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family and native to the Pacific Northwest. The shrub is erect, but it can spread, and typically grows 8-10 feet tall and 4-7 feet […]

Pollinator Monitoring Community Science Program

The District encourages pollinator conservation by helping residents grow vibrant pollinator habitat on their land. Read more on our Planting for Pollinators and Pacific Northwest Urban Meadowscaping pages. To help you learn more about pollinator habitat […]

Small Trillium
Oregon Wildflower App Available

The Oregon Flora Project (OregonFlora.org) in partnership with the Botany & Plant Pathology Department at Oregon State University and High Country Apps have partnered to produce the new Oregon Wildflowers plant identification app for mobile […]

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