Thursday, March 29, 2012

Calling all helping hands!

Green thumbs not required!

The Hector Campbell Neighborhood is ready to break ground on Milwaukie’s newest community garden at the NE corner of the grounds of Campbell Elementary School (off of Adams Street). The garden will have 28 plots for neighbors to rent and four plots for growing produce to share.

Garden Work Days will be held most Saturdays in April (depending on dry weather!) Check back on this website to confirm dates. If the soil is too wet, we won't be able to work.

NOTE: the list below has been edited (4/4/12), the wet weather has put us off schedule; we will post dates once we have an idea of when the big tiller can get it to do the first tilling. If the weather allows, we will have work days Saturday 4/14 & 4/21, plus a weekday afternoon or two.

  • First tilling & grading: TBA (this will be done for us by the parks district, no volunteers needed)
  • Survey/measure water and fence lines, mark out plots and paths: TBA
  • Install water lines and hose bibs: April 28th (this will be done by Landscape East and West; we will need a few volunteers to help back fill trenches)
  • Wood chip paths and edge with lumber: TBA
  • Till compost into planting beds: TBA

Please RSVP to Sarah Smith, 503-653-0015 so we will know how many people we will have helping.


  1. My wife and I signed up, but nothing has been established yet if we are going to receive a plot, but I do have experience with irrigation and I am willing to help out with whatever I can.


    Collin and Chelsea

    1. Thanks Collin & Chelsea!

      There are a couple more days for the Hector Campbell Neighbors to sign up for plots, but as it stands now there will be a plot for you, with no wait (other than the wait for dry weather!). I'll be mailing out the printed rules and a payment form the beginning of the week. I'll let all of the gardeners know about the first work day by email as well as post it on this website.

      Sarah Smith

  2. Rain Rain go away I want to dig and plant someday!