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  • We hit our goal! - We wrapped up our ‘Garden for Every School’ campaign at the Jack Johnson show in Bend last night, and it was a blast! We are so thankful that Jack included us in the Village Green and All At Once network again this year, which included a $2,500 matching donation to help reach our fundraising goal. Last time Jack was […]
  • Supporting School Gardens with Technical Assistance - Our “Garden for Every School” vision requires a multi-faceted approach that provides several types of support for teachers, schools and gardens. The four core pieces of our strategy include: District support, garden expertise (a FoodCorps service member), school grants, and a garden educator network. We’ll break down each of these strategies in more detail. Strategy […]
  • $500 Match from Next Level Burger - We have some exciting news! With just one more day left in our Garden for Every School campaign,next level burger is going to help us get across the finish line – but we need you to chip in, too! The next $500 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to NLB. And we have […]
  • District Support for School Gardens - Our “Garden for Every School” vision requires a multi-faceted approach that provides several types of support for teachers, schools and gardens. The four core pieces of our strategy include: District support, garden expertise (a FoodCorps service member), school grants, and a garden educator network. We’ll break down each of these strategies in more detail. Strategy […]
  • We’re halfway there! - WAHOO! Thanks to you, we’re just over halfway to reaching our goal! We’d like to acknowledge a special gift made to our Garden for Every School campaign this week. This very generous donation was made in memory of Mollie and Lou Pepper and their love of gardening, and in honor of Jamie Reagan, who cared […]
  • Grants for School Gardens - Our “Garden for Every School” vision requires a multi-faceted approach that provides several types of support for teachers, schools and gardens. The four core pieces of our strategy include: District support, garden expertise (a FoodCorps service member), school grants, and a garden educator network. We’ll break down each of these strategies in more detail. (See […]
  • Building a Network of Trained Educators - Our “Garden for Every School” vision requires a multi-faceted approach that provides several types of support for teachers, schools and gardens. The four core pieces of our strategy include: District support, garden expertise (a FoodCorps service member), school grants, and a garden educator network. We’ll break down each of these strategies in more detail, beginning […]
  • Successful launch - Thanks to all the great volunteers who joined us for the kick-off! We had a great time and got a lot of work accomplished with over 50 people. If you didn’t have the chance to pick up sunflower seeds to plant in your own garden, we still have some packets in our lobby. Here are […]
  • TONIGHT: Happy hour kick-off event - Join us for an extra special Happy Hour in the Garden, featuring live music, food & drinks, and a ticket giveaway for Jack Johnson’s sold-out Bend show! **This extra special Happy Hour will double as the kick-off party for our summer fundraising campaign!** Come on down to 16 NW Kansas Ave. to celebrate spring and […]
  • Kicking things off! - The Environmental Center launches a new vision to bring an outdoor learning space to every school in Central Oregon The Environmental Center’s seventh growing season is now underway in the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden, located at 16 NW Kansas Ave. The Learning Garden has over 50 beds that grow fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers and […]