CSC Youth Garden

CSC Youth Garden The CSC Youth Garden is a living learning environment, a community demonstration site and a small business. It features raised beds, cold frames, a greenhouse, composting, and a green wall.
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The CSC Youth Garden is a program of the Workforce and Education Department of Community Services Consortium (CSC), a community action agency serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. The CSC Youth Garden charges 4-10 youth per season with the responsibility of caring for 40 raised beds without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Herbs and veggies are sold at our spring, summer and fall farmers' market stands, and a portion is donated to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Mission: The mission of the CSC Youth Garden is to encourage learning, entrepreneurship and work readiness to Benton County youth and to grow and locally distribute responsibly-raised produce.

Operating as usual

We cleaned the chicken coop today.  So Ra and Julia took a stroll in the garden.  πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸ“#cscyouthgarden #chickens #youthg...
07/02/2020

We cleaned the chicken coop today. So Ra and Julia took a stroll in the garden. πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸ“#cscyouthgarden #chickens #youthgardening #downtowncorvallis

Linn Benton Food Share
01/31/2020

Linn Benton Food Share

Yum! Vincent and his garden crew brought bread that they baked along with several types of humus and a carrot leek slaw in addition to fresh produce to Clayton Meadows Apartments today to compliment the CSFP food boxes we delivered.

The CSFP boxes (Commodities Supplemental Food Program) are delivered monthly to low income seniors age 60 and up in Linn and Benton Counties.

We removed the covers of our hoop boxes yesterday and we had a  wonderful surprise .... Cauliflower!  πŸ₯³πŸŒ±πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ#downtownco...
12/11/2019

We removed the covers of our hoop boxes yesterday and we had a wonderful surprise .... Cauliflower! πŸ₯³πŸŒ±πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ#downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #cauliflower @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

We went to a class on cleaning and storing Mason Bee Cocoons last evening.  We are now dreaming of having these beauties...
11/08/2019

We went to a class on cleaning and storing Mason Bee Cocoons last evening. We are now dreaming of having these beauties with nesting boxes in the Garden next spring. #masonbees #blueorchardmasonbee #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #bees #growyourown #downtowncorvallis @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

Cheesy Bread is back @cscyouthgarden  and the bread maker is Ian O.   Well done Ian!  πŸŒΎπŸžπŸŒ±πŸ§€#cheesybread #bread #cscyouthg...
11/05/2019

Cheesy Bread is back @cscyouthgarden and the bread maker is Ian O. Well done Ian! πŸŒΎπŸžπŸŒ±πŸ§€#cheesybread #bread #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #gardening #bread

We haven’t made bread in a while.  Bam !πŸ’₯. Glad to see we still got it!!  πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸ₯–#cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #downtownco...
09/16/2019

We haven’t made bread in a while. Bam !πŸ’₯. Glad to see we still got it!! πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸ₯–#cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #downtowncorvallis #bread

Garden Summer Crew  is winding down.  Pizza Palooza to celebrate. πŸ• πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸ…. #pizza #cscyouthgarden #garden #youthgarden  ...
08/30/2019

Garden Summer Crew is winding down. Pizza Palooza to celebrate. πŸ• πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸ…. #pizza #cscyouthgarden #garden #youthgarden @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

Pizza πŸ• Paloozia today at the Youth House... Sauce and veggies from our garden; this was our first try at Pizza. Trying ...
08/22/2019

Pizza πŸ• Paloozia today at the Youth House... Sauce and veggies from our garden; this was our first try at Pizza. Trying out a few dough recipes. Wanted pictures of the crew eating but we were to busy eating. Haha 🀣 πŸ… πŸŒΆπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ#cscyouthgarden #downtowncorvallis #youthgarden #pizza #garden #homegrownveggies

The Crew wanted to try a blueberry bread similar to the cinnamon nut bread made last week.  We call this a winner. Yum! ...
07/26/2019

The Crew wanted to try a blueberry bread similar to the cinnamon nut bread made last week. We call this a winner. Yum! yum πŸ˜‹πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ₯–πŸŒΎ

Bread Day!! Taking advantage of the cool morning Colin assisted in making cinnamon nut bread. Yum!! πŸ˜‹πŸ₯– πŸŒΎπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ
07/19/2019

Bread Day!! Taking advantage of the cool morning Colin assisted in making cinnamon nut bread. Yum!! πŸ˜‹πŸ₯– πŸŒΎπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

Earlier this week.... Ian found the first ripe tomato in the garden. So he ate it! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ…
07/19/2019

Earlier this week.... Ian found the first ripe tomato in the garden. So he ate it! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ…

Carrots!  We had our best carrot crop ever!  Well done crew, congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ₯•
07/18/2019

Carrots! We had our best carrot crop ever! Well done crew, congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ₯•

Keeping it clean.... Thank you!
07/16/2019

Keeping it clean.... Thank you!

Peas and Carrots! πŸ₯•πŸŒ±. The crew spent the morning working at the Linn Benton Food Share garden.
06/25/2019

Peas and Carrots! πŸ₯•πŸŒ±. The crew spent the morning working at the Linn Benton Food Share garden.

Harvesting Lavender today... Don’t worry we will leave plenty for the bees πŸπŸŒΊπŸŒ±πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ #youthgarden #downtowncorvallis #garde...
06/20/2019

Harvesting Lavender today... Don’t worry we will leave plenty for the bees πŸπŸŒΊπŸŒ±πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ #youthgarden #downtowncorvallis #gardening #cscyouthgarden #lavender @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

Harvesting Lavender today.... Don’t worry we will leave plenty for the bees πŸπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΊπŸƒ#youthgarden #cscyouthgarden #downtown...
06/20/2019

Harvesting Lavender today.... Don’t worry we will leave plenty for the bees πŸπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΊπŸƒ#youthgarden #cscyouthgarden #downtowncorvallis #gardening #lavender @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

Trying our hand at making β€œFarmers Cheese” using fresh herbs from the garden. πŸŒΏπŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸŒΎπŸŒ± #downtowncorvallis #gardening #chee...
06/20/2019

Trying our hand at making β€œFarmers Cheese” using fresh herbs from the garden. πŸŒΏπŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸŒΎπŸŒ± #downtowncorvallis #gardening #cheese #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #cheesemaking @ CSC Youth Garden

Taking advantage of the cloudy day and the cooler weather.... Garlic Cheesy bread is back! πŸŒΎπŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ₯–#cscyouthgarden #cheesyb...
06/18/2019

Taking advantage of the cloudy day and the cooler weather.... Garlic Cheesy bread is back! πŸŒΎπŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ₯–#cscyouthgarden #cheesybread #baking #downtowncorvallis

What to do when you have too many garlic scapes?  Pickle them of course.! #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #pickle
06/18/2019

What to do when you have too many garlic scapes? Pickle them of course.! #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #pickle

Garlic, garlic, garlic!   It is that time  of the year... we just harvested all or our Spanish Roja.  We have some jumbo...
06/07/2019

Garlic, garlic, garlic! It is that time of the year... we just harvested all or our Spanish Roja. We have some jumbo heads as well! πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸŒΎ#downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #garlic #gardening @ Corvallis, Oregon

Friday Funday!! LJ and the lovely chicken Julia hanging out on a sunny afternoon. πŸ“ πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸŒž#downtowncorvallis #chicken #cs...
05/24/2019

Friday Funday!! LJ and the lovely chicken Julia hanging out on a sunny afternoon. πŸ“ πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸŒž#downtowncorvallis #chicken #cscyouthgarden #youthgarden #fridayfunday #gardening

Working in the garden today.... harvesting peas and planting mustard greens. πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸ₯¬ #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #g...
05/22/2019

Working in the garden today.... harvesting peas and planting mustard greens. πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ±πŸ₯¬ #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #gardeninglife #peas #gardenplanting #youthgarden

Trying out a new bread recipe today.  Sunflower seed, oat with a touch of honey 🌾🌻🍯 🍞 #homadebread #cscyouthgarden #down...
05/21/2019

Trying out a new bread recipe today. Sunflower seed, oat with a touch of honey 🌾🌻🍯 🍞 #homadebread #cscyouthgarden #downtowncorvallis #goodeats #sunflowerseeds

Garden Flowers in Bloom.... Native Thimbleberry, Sugar  Magnolia Pea, Viola and Mustard. πŸŒΊπŸ’πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ#gardeninglife #cscyouthga...
05/17/2019

Garden Flowers in Bloom.... Native Thimbleberry, Sugar Magnolia Pea, Viola and Mustard. πŸŒΊπŸ’πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ#gardeninglife #cscyouthgarden #corvallis #downtowncorvallis #flowers #youthgarden #gardening @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

βœ¨πŸ“CHICKEN SPOTLIGHTπŸ“βœ¨ Hi everybody, my name is Julia! I am a Barred Plymouth Rock Bantam, named after the town of Plymou...
05/13/2019

βœ¨πŸ“CHICKEN SPOTLIGHTπŸ“βœ¨ Hi everybody, my name is Julia! I am a Barred Plymouth Rock Bantam, named after the town of Plymouth that was home to the pilgrims from the famous Mayflower! The original variety of the Plymouth Rock Bantam has barred feathers just like me! Stop by the Youth House to feed me some grass and say helloπŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ”πŸ’– #youthgarden #chicken #chickencoop #chickenlove #chickenlife #barredplymouthrock #plymouthrockbantam #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden

When Bernard the #gnome is feeling tired he heads to the #mint patch for some gnomeatherapy 🀣 #badpuns #cscyouthgarden #...
05/03/2019

When Bernard the #gnome is feeling tired he heads to the #mint patch for some gnomeatherapy 🀣 #badpuns #cscyouthgarden #downtowncorvallis #gnomelife #gnomesofinstagram #garden

One of our crew members is looking quite RADISHing today!  πŸ₯¬πŸ…πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸŒΏ #CSCyouthgarden #communityservice #gardening #springhar...
05/02/2019

One of our crew members is looking quite RADISHing today! πŸ₯¬πŸ…πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸŒΏ #CSCyouthgarden #communityservice #gardening #springharvest #radish #foodshare #linnbentonfoodshare

Not just vegetables in the garden.  Flowers as well.  Orange Calendula of course.  #gobeavs #youthgarden #downtowncorval...
05/01/2019

Not just vegetables in the garden. Flowers as well. Orange Calendula of course. #gobeavs #youthgarden #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden #flowers

βœ¨πŸ“CHICKEN SPOTLIGHTπŸ“βœ¨ Hi there friends! My name is Henrietta II & I am the the queen of the CSC Youth Garden chicken coo...
04/30/2019

βœ¨πŸ“CHICKEN SPOTLIGHTπŸ“βœ¨ Hi there friends! My name is Henrietta II & I am the the queen of the CSC Youth Garden chicken coop! Here’s a picture of me and my friend, Sparky the Gnome! I am a #BuffOrpington and have the softest feathers in all of Corvallis. Please stop by the Youth House to visit me and feed me grass! πŸ”πŸ’–πŸ‘‘ #youthgarden #chicken #chickencoop #gardengnome #gnome #queen #downtowncorvallis #cscyouthgarden

Thank you Oregon State SUS 350 Sustainable Communities students in assisting us in garden clean up and amending  garden ...
04/27/2019

Thank you Oregon State SUS 350 Sustainable Communities students in assisting us in garden clean up and amending garden beds for summer planting. Go Team! #servicelearning #corvallis #cscyouthgarden #chickens #downtowncorvallis #youthgarden

Sparky the Gnome hanging out with his CSC Youth Garden chicken friends; Henrietta II, Julia & Ra. πŸ“πŸŒ±πŸ’“ #gnome #gardengnom...
04/25/2019

Sparky the Gnome hanging out with his CSC Youth Garden chicken friends; Henrietta II, Julia & Ra. πŸ“πŸŒ±πŸ’“ #gnome #gardengnome #youthgarden #chickencoop #downtowncorvallis

Our crew out working at the Linn Benton Food Share Garden yesterday πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ±πŸ…πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ#springhassprung #gardening #corvallis #foods...
04/24/2019

Our crew out working at the Linn Benton Food Share Garden yesterday πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ±πŸ…πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ#springhassprung #gardening #corvallis #foodshare #youthgarden #supportyouth #communityservice @ Linn Benton Food Share

Our insect friends visiting us in the garden today🐝🌱🐞#cscyouthgarden #springhassprung #honeybee #ladybug #corvallis #dow...
04/23/2019

Our insect friends visiting us in the garden today🐝🌱🐞#cscyouthgarden #springhassprung #honeybee #ladybug #corvallis #downtowncorvallis #youthgarden @ Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

Happy Earth Day!  Egyptian Walking Onions; first Snow Peas and Carrots sprouting....  it’s a beautiful day. @ Corvallis,...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day! Egyptian Walking Onions; first Snow Peas and Carrots sprouting.... it’s a beautiful day. @ Corvallis, Oregon

Giving a local preschool a tour of our garden with the help of our friendly garden gnome! The kids learned all about wha...
04/19/2019

Giving a local preschool a tour of our garden with the help of our friendly garden gnome! The kids learned all about what we grow, played a game of "find the garden gnomes," got to sample some yummy veggies, and even visit with the chickens. πŸŒ±πŸ…πŸ“ #cscyouthgarden #garden #communityservice #corvallis #downtowncorvallis #springharvest #chickens #gnome #youthgarden @ CSC Youth Garden

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The photos on the CSC Youth Garden page show how healthy this community garden looks to be. The plants are thriving as well as the soil. I discovered the importance of soil health from the documentary β€œKiss the Ground” on Netflix. This incredible film explains that healthy soil is the key to solving the climate change crisis. Healthy soil has the miraculous ability to soak up and store carbon from the atmosphere within itself. This community garden is not only benefiting its local community, but it’s also benefiting the entire environment. Famous activists and scientists are featured in this film, such as Woody Harrelson and Ian Somerhalder. I included the YouTube trailer for β€œKiss the Ground” below, if you have any questions or comments make sure to leave them below.