So excited for another year of gardening. We plan to have another day of registration in the garden in early spring. This year’s documents will be on the site no later than this weekend. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment on the website or give us a call and leave a message (503) 847-8913 with questions. We will only return calls from messages left, not missed calls.
Registration day is still on Sunday March 4, however the time has been changed to 12-4. Looking forward to seeing you in the garden!
The forms on the website have been updated for 2018. Please download and review both the registration form (sign and send) and the guidelines for gardeners.
We will have a day for registration in the garden on March 4 from 9-4.
Looking forward to seeing you out there.
The Forest Grove Community Garden team
We are so excited for the 2018 growing season. The weather will, hopefully, soon cooperate and we can begin our garden preparations. Forms have been updated for download.
The documents are available in English and Spanish for download. Please review them thoroughly.
We are so excited for the 2017 growing season. The weather will, hopefully, soon cooperate and we can begin our garden preparations.
The documents are available in English and Spanish for download. Please note that the 2017 guidelines have been updated. Please review them thoroughly.
We have a new phone number this year so please disregard any previous documentation you have with old phone numbers.
Tualatin SWCD has been working hard to protect the health of our soils in Washington County. Every year, we teach local farmers how improving soil health can help protect natural resources and improve their operations.
Join us for a free half day workshop on October 15 to learn the basics of soil health, how to protect it in the school garden, and how to teach it in the classroom! Get hands on with activity demonstrations. Gain access to our NGSS aligned curriculum resources. Take home a copy of Building Better Soils.
The water is turned on. Currently it is not restricted but in the near future the pressure will be at drip or soaker hose levels. Thanks for your patience.
The compost delivery is scheduled for this coming Wednesday May 4. Friendly reminder that it is 4 wheel barrows full per plot.
This is the line up for the Grow It! 2015 series of gardening classes in the Rogers Room at the Forest Grove public library. Please note that the first one is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 25:
Wednesday, 2/25, 6:30-8 pm, Starting Seeds Indoors
Tuesday, 3/17, 6:30-8 pm, Improving Your Soil
Tuesday, 4/21, 6:30-8 pm, Container Gardening
Wednesday, 5/27, 6:30-8 pm, Growing Herbs
The classes are taught by Master Gardeners, are free of cost, and open to the public. We hope to see you there and please bring a friend! There will be seeds to share.
With large biochemical companies like Syngenta & Seminis (both Monsanto owned) controlling the vast majority of the seed market for both commercial Farmers and the Home Gardener, we are losing the bio diversity of our seeds. We as avid home gardeners are limited to what we can buy “off the rack” at retail and need to diligently seek out alternatives to the narrow choice of seeds marketed. To be good stewards of what Nature has given us, we can help stop the loss of the precious natural genetics by saving heirloom & open-pollinated seeds.
Ever wonder how to grow and save your own seed? There are lots of people that want to save seeds of heirloom & open-pollinated varieties of vegetables & more. With a little bit of care, you can too! This is a short list of info on how to do it and resources for more on seed saving. You’ll find online links, titles of books found at the library and places to share seeds. If you are interested in finding out more about sustainable organic gardening, ways to combat food insecurity or other issues on growing food, education, agriculture, and solutions in your neighborhood, contact:
The Forest Grove Victory Garden – FGGardens.wordpress.com
Download & Print or view online:
“A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty” (PDF)
“A Seed Saving Guide for Gardeners and Farmers” (PDF)
Growing Tomatoes For Seed Saving – Dowling Community Garden (PDF)
“Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage” By Bryan Connolly
“How to Save Seeds” Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook (PDF) http://howtosaveseeds.com/index.php
Books about Seed Saving – found at the Library
Seed to Seed : seed saving and growing techniques for vegetable gardeners by Ashworth, Suzanne.
The manual of seed saving : harvesting, storing, and sowing techniques… by Heistinger, Andrea.
The complete guide to saving seeds : by Gough, Robert E. (Robert Edward)
The complete idiot’s guide to seed saving and starting by Richerson, Sheri Ann.
Heirloom vegetable gardening ; a master gardener’s guide to planting, seed saving… by Weaver, William Woys
How long do garden seeds last?
Resources For Seeds
Download & Print: Natural Yard & Garden – A Guide to Alternatives to Pesticides
Grow It! – March 15th, 2014 at the Forest Grove Library.
Free Gardening Classes Presented by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners, in partnership with Dairy Creek Community Food Web and the Forest Grove Community Gardens . Come to a FREE class to learn how grow things. Come to network and help find ways we can support our local food systems, feed our hungry, help create a year round farmer’s market, support community kitchens, develop school gardens, farm to school programs and
Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:30 am – Noon Quick and Easy Plant Propagation
Saturday, March 15, 10:30 am – Noon Start Your Own Vegetable Garden (March class also offered in Spanish 2 – 3:30 pm)
Saturday, April 19 ,10:30 am – Noon Square Foot Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, May 17, 10:30 am – Noon Year-Round Vegetable Gardening (May close only held in the Community Auditorium 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove)
The SHARE SEEDS station will be there!
What great idea! Got yard, need veggies? Like to garden, need garden space? Farm My Yard!
Use your space or yard for an urban farm. Help your neighbors grow their own food, help feed your family.
The idea: create easy ways for homeowners to offer their yards to those who would like areas to farm/cultivate.