Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring!

Technically spring is still a little ways off, but it sure feels like it is here in the garden. We are busy harvesting lettuce, kale, carrots, radishes, herbs and more. We are planting seeds (its time to plant peas!) and pulling weeds.


All of the plots at the Campbell Community Garden are currently rented for the 2016 season. however if you want to garden with us, please fill out the registration form (link found on the "Rent a Garden" page) you will get onto our waiting list for the next open garden plot.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spring is on the way! The time to get gardening is NOW!

Peppermint Stick Chard and Cut & Come Again
Mustard from Renee's Garden Seeds January 2016
The harvest sharing program is an essential part of the Campbell Community Garden; in 3 plots food is grown to be donated to Esther’s Pantry - just a few miles away from the garden. Gardeners who find themselves with more to harvest than they can eat add to the donations. In 2015 we donated 1,411 pounds of produce. We have donated 9 ½ pounds this month and hope to exceed last years total by the end of the year.

If you want to join our great gardening community rent a plot! We have several spaces open for Milwaukie residents to rent, just $30 a year for a small plot or $40 a year for a medium plot (large plots are all rented). 
  • New to gardening? Don’t worry we have several experienced gardeners who will help you out.
  • Don’t have tools? No problem. Thanks to generous donors we have tools to use and free seeds too!
  • Don’t like vegetables? Grow flowers! You may find yourself eating more veggies and salads when you taste what is truly fresh J
Mid-summer harvest for donation
Winter is a great time to get started, you have time to plan before spring really hits us, and it is nearly time to plant peas and other cool weather crops. We garden year round!
Ruby Gem Romaine, nearly ready for harvest in Winter! Thanks to Renee's Garden Seeds!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Gardens For Rent

Fall and winter gardening starts NOW! We have 4 open plots at the garden, all ready for planting fall veggie starts and garlic. We garden year round, and if you join us now you will get the last few months of 2015 for free when you pay for 2016.
The Campbell Community Garden in December 2012
Go to our Rent a Garden tab to sign up!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Two Garden Plots for Rent!

Do you want to grow your own food in Milwaukie, but don't have the space or sun at home? We have both at the the Campbell Community Garden! We have one medium garden and one large garden open for 2015. Sign up on our "rent a garden" page.

No experience necessary, a community garden is a great place to learn!
Root vegetables harvested at the CCG on May 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Clackamas County Master Gardener's Garden Discovery Day

Garden Discovery Day

March 7, 9 am – noon

Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

10-Minute University Classes (25 minutes each)




Room A

Room B

9



9:30



10



10:30

Bugs


11

Early-Season Vegetables

Weeds

11:30





Displays (9 am - noon)

  • Managing Moles
  • Managing Gophers
  • Gardening with Compost and Mulch
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Sheet Mulching
  • Bugs

Soil Testing (9 – 11:30 am)

We will test soil pH and give advice on amendments.

Up to 4 samples per client.

For step-by-step instructions, obtain a “Testing Soil pH” handout 


Clinic (9 am - noon)

Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions during this event.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information.

For more information, visit the Clackamas County Master Gardeners website.

Campbell Community Garden

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Campbell Garden Update

2014 was a great year for The Campbell Community Garden. We had several new gardening families join us and we grew a lot of delicious food.
Harvest Sharing Garden donation, early October 2014
In 2014 we donated 1,600 pounds of produce to Esther's Pantry! Campbell Garden families generously donated their excess harvest and volunteers helped tend our 4 plots set aside for our Harvest Sharing Program. We are especially thankful to Hansen Family Farm who again sponsored the tomato bed in our Harvest Sharing Garden;  their tomato plants grew exceptionally well producing 426 pounds of fruit for donation!
Seeds from Renee's Garden. #thanksfortheseeds
In late 2013 we received a huge assortment of Renee's Garden seeds. We grew these through 2014 (donating many, many pounds of harvest from them) and were able to experiment and see which types and varieties were best suited to our gardens. A few stand outs include Sea of Red lettuce, Crimson Crunch & Pink Punch radish, Sunshine Mix carrots, and Spanish Musica beans.  We are delighted that Renee's Garden has decided to sponsor our garden again in 2015 with the donation of another huge box of seeds. Our volunteers think we should track our donations by measuring cubic feet rather then pounds...one packet of seeds from Renee's garden will produce several boxes of fresh greens!
Mustard grown from seeds from Renee's Garden, harvested in early January, 2015
The 2015 season has started. We made our fist donation to Esther's Pantry last week: 7 pounds of assorted greens and a few radish. Although we did not meet our goal of donating 2,000 pounds in 2014, we are setting the same goal for 2015, so we have only 1,993 pounds to go!
First harvest for our 2015 donations!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Growing through the winter

Learn tricks for growing veggies and herbs through the winter at the Campbell Community Garden.

Join Sarah Smith (The Gardensmith Landscape Design and Campbell Garden director) at a winter growing class, this Sunday, October 19th, at  2pm

At the class you will learn what has and has not worked for us in our Milwaukie area garden, how to build a simple, inexpensive, cover to protect plants through at least the milder parts of winter, and how to get a jump on spring growing. The class will include handouts and a tour of the garden.
The Campbell Garden, Winter 2013. Soon after this snow storm, we harvested kale, chard, and lettuce!
We are entering our third winter gardening at the Campbell Community Garden and are looking forward to applying what we have learned in past seasons to an excellent winter harvest in 2015. Through our Harvest Sharing Program, we have donated 1,324 pounds of produce from the garden this year; we probably won't meet our goal of 2,000 pounds before December 31st, however we may be close!

Winter Growing Class
  • Sunday October  19th
  • 2pm to 3pm, (Stay after to help plant kale in our Harvest Sharing Garden)
  • At the Campbell Community Garden (park at SE 47th & Adams Street and walk down the alley)
  • This class will be held rain or shine -winter gardening can be wet!
  • If you want to sit, please bring a folding chair.
  • Free with a suggested donation of one packet of seeds (radish, carrot, and cilantro seeds are most needed), or a roll of Velcro plant tie, jute twine, or blank plant tags, or a jar of peanut butter for our neighborhood food drive. 

RSVP's are requested, please click here to fill out our RSVP form.

Questions? call Sarah Smith 503-653-0015