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 or 503.238.4775, ext. 112.

To apply for financial assistance up to $1,500 per year for 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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Oregon Wildflower App Available

The Oregon Flora Project ( 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 […]

SW Parent Child Collective Organic Native Plant Garden

Throughout the winter and spring of 2014 the SW Parent Child Collective (SWPCC) and Michael Carlson of Habitat Restoration NW worked to restore the Douglas fir forest north of the Methodist Church and adjacent to […]

Mountain Park Church Native Plant Garden

About 40 years ago, the church grounds were planted with invasive English ivy. Of course, the church didn’t know it was invasive back then.  The church found out and contacted West Multnomah SWCD to help […]