Community Gardens

Culver Community Garden

This spring marks the third year for the Culver Community Garden located at the corner of Lewis and Slate Streets. A large variety of fresh vegetables are grown and donated to the Culver Community Food Bank to provide clients there with fresh produce during the growing season, according to Connie Richie, one of the volunteers facilitating the project. The excess produce, she adds, is sold at the local Farmer’s Market, with the proceeds given to the local food bank for the purchase of other needed items. Organizers of Culver’s community garden, it may be noted, were honored in January by Culver’s Lions Club as Organization of the Year for their efforts.

Connie Richie, 574-542-4810
Barbara Quivey, 574-842-2329
Cory Barnes

Last update provided in 2014.

Hollinshead Garden

Located at Hollinshead Park on Jones Road. The garden has 90 plots, 72 are 10 x10, and 18 are 15 x 12.  They utilize organic practices.  Annual member ship dues are $20 for a small plot and $25 for a larger plot. Members supply their own tools.The garden holds an annual open house in early spring for members to sign up for plots.  Prior members gets plots first, then remaining plots go to those that have signed up.  Note:  There are limited plots available, since many people continue to renew their plots year after year.

Chris Miao
541 383-3905,

Pat Kolling, Co-Coordinator
541 977-7661,

Kansas Ave. Learning Garden

The learning garden is built on a former vacant city lot next to The Environmental Center and features 18 youth built garden beds of varying sizes, additional food growing containers, a flower garden, community art, and a large hoop house greenhouse.  Amity Elementary School 4th graders design, plan and plant the larger garden beds and the pick me beds located out front for public harvest.  Students return in the fall as 5th graders for harvesting and passing the garden on to the new 4th graders. The garden is also utilized by other schools for one time or ongoing service projects. Boys & Girls Club kids walk over for programming to maintain and harvest in the garden over the summer. Food not eaten by children in the garden is donated to The Family Kitchen. 3 3’x6’ beds are currently open to community members located close by with more public beds planned for the garden in the future as it is built out.  Community work parties in the spring and fall contribute to the garden’s success, as well as partnerships with local Master Gardeners and other volunteers.

Name: Denise Rowcroft

Metolius Community Garden

Name: Deb Mulkey

Last update provided in 2014.

Miller’s Landing

Bend Parks and Recreation garden, located at 80 NW Riverside Blvd in Bend. The garden has 40 plots: 24 are 4 x 10 and 16 are 2 x 10, along with a few ADA beds. Watering is provided.

Please contact Chelsea Schneider, Landscape Architect, at Bend Parks and Rec. for more info.

Nativity Lutheran
60850 Brosterhous Road Bend

The garden is 4,000 sq. ft. and includes 89 individual garden plots.  The Food Forest /Orchard was designed by Tyler Pratt has over 111 (cold tolerant) fruit bearing trees and shrubs. Check out their greenhouse!

Name: Joanne Johnson

Northwest Crossing

The garden features 59 raised, 5-by-10-foot cedar planting beds with mini-sprayer irrigation and is enclosed by an 8-foot-high wire fence.  The beds have wide perimeters for comfortable seating while gardening.  Registration for available garden beds for the 2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:30am on a first-come, first-served basis. Annual fee for bed rental is $30($25 for seniors). There is a required work party to prepare the garden for the 2015 season, so bring gloves and tools. Opening Day goes on rain or shine, so dress for the weather and work.

The community garden was built and is owned by West Bend Property Co., the developer of Northwest Crossing, and is being managed by the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program.


Louise Gaston:

John Coltman:

Prineville Presbyterian Church

In 2006, church members took produce to the food bank and also sold the excess from the community garden at the Prineville Farmer’s Market each Saturday.  From those produce sales, they donated all the proceeds to the local food bank. The total sales were over $700.  Each year the interest in the garden grows and we are thankful to the many who pray for us and thankful for all who have supported this local mission.
In 2015, the garden is implementing the Seed To Supper program with HDFFA.  Our plots cost $30 for a large 20 x 20 foot space.  We have starts and seeds for free.
Name: Amy Wilson, Garden Manager

Kim Kambak, point of contact

Redmond Community Organic Garden

House of Hope Ministries (HOHM) is honored to sponsor Redmond, Oregon’s first Community Organic Garden! The Garden opened in 2009 with 15 raised beds that were leased by VERY enthusiastic gardeners in the community, including kids from House of Hope.

Name: Darlene Woods

Last update provided in 2014.

Redmond St. Albans Episcopal Church

Name: Don Scott or Gard Eriksen

Sisters Community Garden

Mission:  To establish a beautiful garden that fosters community connections among Sisters area residents. The garden will serve as:  a gathering place for a mosaic of people, a resource for education, and an opportunity to realize the benefits and pleasure derived from gardening.  They are 35-40 plots available, ranging from 5’ to 10’ x 10’.  They employ organic practices.  The fees for plots are $15 for a small or $30 for a large plot.  They have an opening day that they invite the community to come and sign up for a plot.  They have two tall raised beds that are available for person’s needing accommodation.  They have a tool shed full of tools that are available, although most people bring their own.

Ward Park
Ward Park Community Garden
Gary Ward Park
1143 NW 9th St. Prineville

Crook County Parks and Rec has 12’x10′ and 12’x20’ garden plots available for the gardening enthusiast or those interested in learning. Fees are $30 for the 12’x10’ and $40 for the 12’x20’. This includes access, water, clinics, seeds (when possible), community tools, and all the crop you can handle. Space is limited. Growing/plot rental season is from May 11 to November 2. Applications now being accepted. We are having a special through May 1st to buy 1 plot get another plot ½ off.

Name: Kristen Masten

Warm Springs Community Garden
Warm Springs

Name: Edmund Francis

Warm Springs Youth Garden, OSU Extension

The garden is gated, with raised beds, 6-7 plots.  They have tools available.

Willow Creek

The Madras Willow Creek Community Garden is located on the corner of 10th and B Street and was established by the Community Health Improvement Partnership (C.H.I.P.) in 2007 to promote a healthy community, provide food for families and create recreational and therapeutic opportunities for the community. Volunteers coordinated through C.H.I.P. maintain the garden and garden plots are available to anyone interested, but the number of plots is limited. A portion of the produce is donated to community food banks, community kitchens, community food vans, missions, churches, senior residential parks and anywhere else it’s needed. The garden is also used for educational purposes for our local youth programs.  There are 20 plots, with the average size 4’X8’.  Organic practices are used. Online registration is through Mountain View Hospital or by contacting Beth Ann Beamer.  Some tools are available including garden carts.

Beth Ann Beamer or Annie Ayres
P: (541) 460-4023 or (541) 390-0487

Last update provided in 2014