Community Gardens promote food security by increasing access to nutritious food.
La Grande Community Garden
The La Grande Community Garden is sponsored by Oregon Rural Action and Eastern Oregon University. It is situated between 12th and 13th Street on I Avenue, across from Candy Cane Park.
There are currently 51 plots that are available to the community for personal use or for donating to local food banks. Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive donations from individuals and businesses for plants, services, compost, seeds, and materials.
We recently held a very successful work party, where members came together to pin down weed-blocking tarps, remove debris from garden plots, and create flower boxes for beautification of the Garden. We also created some lovely signage to help direct us around the Garden more efficiently.
For more information on how you can have your own garden plot at the Community Garden, contact Oregon Rural Action at 541-975-2411. And definitely Like our Facebook page at
La Grande Community Garden!
- Ellen Hartstirn – Chair
- Margaret Mead – Communications Coordinator
- Blake Galbreath – Treasurer
- Earlene Lamb – Facebook Extraordinaire
- Dave Felley – Signage Expert
The FRCG is a place where we come together to discover, learn and inspire our community in creating an organic and resilient food system that beautifies and enhances the land that has been given to us to care for.
The Four Rivers Community Garden does not rent plots to individuals. Community members work together at “Open Garden” times and take home half of the produce harvest. The other half goes to the adjacent Next Step food pantry.
Open garden times in 2013 are:
- Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm
- Saturdays 10am-12pm.
Once things get hot, we’ll move Saturday times to 9am-11am.
The plan for the FRCG is to continue working to raise its profile, build relationships with community partners and members of the community leading up to a proposed “Harvest Festival” taking place at the garden site in mid September) The next meeting for the FRCG/SDOP “Steering Committee” takes place at 5:15PM (Mountain) at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, at 802 SW 5th Street, Ontario Oregon