Produce for the People

Produce for the People The Produce for the People garden grows fresh nutritious food for low-income individuals and agencies while providing opportunities for gardeners of all ages to grow, learn, and contribute to the community.
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Produce for the People is an organic community garden with over 13,500 sq. ft. of vegetables, berries and fruit trees, a greenhouse, and an outdoor kitchen. The space is collaboratively managed by a small group of volunteers, with larger groups attending single-time work parties and workshops. Our harvest is donated to local food banks and agencies, and taken home by garden members. Last year we donated over 3000 lbs. of produce! JOIN US: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays 9am-noon No garden experience is needed. We will enthusiastically work with individuals of all ages and abilities, and we have a variety of tasks requiring diverse skill-sets. Youth under 16 should attend with a responsible adult. If you would like to be added to the Produce for the People e-maill listed to receive monthly e-mails of gardening times, please send a message with your e-mail in it! PRODUCE FOR THE PEOPLE IS LOOKING FOR AN INTERN! We are looking for quarterly interns during the 2016 school year. Internship duties and responsibilities will vary, depending on individual talents and interests. Potential tasks include: attending work parties, weighing and donating produce, outreach to the community, connecting with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, leading work parties or workshops, leading youth activities, and grant writing. Our leadership committee provides training and support for this position. This internship is not paid. Please send resumes and a brief cover letter about why you want to work with a community garden to: [email protected]. Target population: Produce for the People donates food to the South Corvallis Food Bank, Community Outreach, and soup kitchens, among other agencies. We have partnered for volunteers and workshops with Corvallis Parks and Rec Youth Volunteer Corps, the Center for Civic Engagement, 4-H, and Master Gardeners. Last year approximately 800 volunteers attended 2500 hours of work parties, and we donated over 3000 lbs of produce. What interns do at this site: attend work parties, harvest, weigh and donate produce, outreach to the community, connect with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, lead work parties or workshops, lead youth activities, grant writing and provide healthy food tastings in our outdoor kitchen and at food banks (specific responsibilities will vary by interest and skill level). Type: Internship Degree: Degree not required Education requirements: None Experience requirements: None (garden knowledge helpful, but not necessary) Salary: None provided Special requirements: Self-motivated, likes people, interested in organic food and social justice. Individual goals will be set regarding specific internship outcomes. Dates: Quarterly ongoing(Spring, Summer) Contact: Sue Domingues [email protected]

Operating as usual

304 pounds of produce for the South Corvallis Food Bank today! Probably 200 pounds of tomatoes!
08/31/2020

304 pounds of produce for the South Corvallis Food Bank today! Probably 200 pounds of tomatoes!

Another 187 pounds of produce for the South Corvallis Food Bank yesterday.
08/18/2020

Another 187 pounds of produce for the South Corvallis Food Bank yesterday.

Two hundred ninety five pounds of fruits and vegetables for the South Corvallis Food Bank today!
08/03/2020

Two hundred ninety five pounds of fruits and vegetables for the South Corvallis Food Bank today!

Cauliflower time!
07/04/2020

Cauliflower time!

Nice cucumbers in our hoop house getting ready to harvest.
06/26/2020

Nice cucumbers in our hoop house getting ready to harvest.

Some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage for the South Corvallis Food Bank today. 95 pounds of veggies, cherries and plant...
06/22/2020

Some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage for the South Corvallis Food Bank today. 95 pounds of veggies, cherries and plant starts today!

Thanks to the OSU Graduate Forestry Club we got all 100 of our tomatoes planted and paths made. Nice work!
05/27/2020

Thanks to the OSU Graduate Forestry Club we got all 100 of our tomatoes planted and paths made. Nice work!

Some of our plants growing in the green house.
04/29/2020

Some of our plants growing in the green house.

04/28/2020

We are out in the garden Mondays and Thursday 9am-noon every week, and could use some help. We will also be planting out tomatoes in May. Saturday, May 16 and Saturday May 23, 9am-noon. Lots of tomatoes to get out!

Learn how to grow your own food!
04/07/2020

Learn how to grow your own food!

Lots of birds at the garden today.The blue birds are back! Must be spring.But I found a wild turkey just outside the gar...
03/26/2020

Lots of birds at the garden today.
The blue birds are back! Must be spring.
But I found a wild turkey just outside the garden fence, oh no!!
The hawk is flying overhead, and getting bothered by the crows.

We are harvesting and bagging for the food bank and planting for the future. Come help if you are healthy, we could use ...
03/17/2020

We are harvesting and bagging for the food bank and planting for the future. Come help if you are healthy, we could use you. Monday’s and Thursday’s 9am-noon.

OSU’s Soil 205 class up potted all the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Thanks!
03/01/2020

OSU’s Soil 205 class up potted all the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Thanks!

Thanks Sigma Nu, you guys were awesome! We got lots done.
02/10/2020

Thanks Sigma Nu, you guys were awesome! We got lots done.

Flowers blooming in the garden!
02/04/2020

Flowers blooming in the garden!

Thanks Phi Sigma Rho for all your help! Weeding blueberries.
02/03/2020

Thanks Phi Sigma Rho for all your help! Weeding blueberries.

Thank you all from the Community Engagement and Leadership group! For MLK Jr Day of Service. We got lots done thanks to ...
01/18/2020

Thank you all from the Community Engagement and Leadership group! For MLK Jr Day of Service. We got lots done thanks to you all!

01/17/2020

Come join us for Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service on Saturday January 18th 9am- noon. No work party on Monday, January 20th.

Lots of greens for the South Corvallis Food Bank!
01/07/2020

Lots of greens for the South Corvallis Food Bank!

Want to learn how to grow vegetables? Sign up now
01/07/2020

Want to learn how to grow vegetables? Sign up now

Seed to Supper is a free beginning gardening course that gives gardeners on a limited budget the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food. The 6 week program will run from: Jan. 27-Mar. 2, 2020

Register Now! : tinyurl.com/y42nbmk3_*

Time to get planting, come join us Mondays and Thursdays 9am-noon.
01/01/2020

Time to get planting, come join us Mondays and Thursdays 9am-noon.

The garden will be closed until the first of the new year. I will be watering and harvesting greens for the South Corval...
11/26/2019

The garden will be closed until the first of the new year. I will be watering and harvesting greens for the South Corvallis Food Bank on Mondays as needed.

Thanks to OSU’s Integrated Biology Club we have the edges of the garden weeded, cardboard is spread and we have leaves p...
11/26/2019

Thanks to OSU’s Integrated Biology Club we have the edges of the garden weeded, cardboard is spread and we have leaves put on. You were great!
We found an owl pellet. Glad there are preditors to take care of the rodents.

Community Engagement & Leadership - Oregon State University
11/24/2019

Community Engagement & Leadership - Oregon State University

Seed to Supper is a free beginning gardening course that gives gardeners on a limited budget the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food. The 6 week program will run from: Jan. 27-Mar. 2, 2020

Register Now! : tinyurl.com/y42nbmk3_*

11/06/2019

We will not have a work party on Monday, November 11th. Veteran's Day.

Community Engagement & Leadership - Oregon State University
11/05/2019

Community Engagement & Leadership - Oregon State University

Garden Work Party with Produce for the People

Thanks to Sigma Nu fraternity we repaired fence, spread leaves on paths and pulled cages and stakes. You guys were aweso...
11/04/2019

Thanks to Sigma Nu fraternity we repaired fence, spread leaves on paths and pulled cages and stakes. You guys were awesome!

The OSU Soil science class weeded and cover cropped all the remaining beds. Thanks!
11/04/2019

The OSU Soil science class weeded and cover cropped all the remaining beds. Thanks!

Make a Difference Day was yesterday and Produce for the People had lots of help from OSU’s Phi Sigma Rho and Community E...
10/27/2019

Make a Difference Day was yesterday and Produce for the People had lots of help from OSU’s Phi Sigma Rho and Community Engagement and Leadership. We pulled and composted tomatoes and pulled hops. Thanks!!!

Come join us for Make a Difference Day, October 26th
10/18/2019

Come join us for Make a Difference Day, October 26th

Freeze Warning for valleys in Western Oregon; Thursday could set new record low temp
10/10/2019
Freeze Warning for valleys in Western Oregon; Thursday could set new record low temp

Freeze Warning for valleys in Western Oregon; Thursday could set new record low temp

EUGENE, Ore. - The Willamette Valley, parts of Douglas County and the Cascade foothills of Lane County are under a Freeze Warning. The warning is in effect from midnight to 8 a. m. Thursday in the southern Willamette Valley and the cities ofEugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home...

Produce for the People's cover photo
10/10/2019

Produce for the People's cover photo

Found a salamander in the garden!
10/08/2019

Found a salamander in the garden!

Thanks to the Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority and the Community Engagement and Leadership we got lots of areas weeded for win...
10/06/2019

Thanks to the Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority and the Community Engagement and Leadership we got lots of areas weeded for winter. And we found another praying mantis!

Found three snakes today.
10/01/2019

Found three snakes today.

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Produce for the People is an organic community garden with over 13,500 sq. ft. of vegetables, berries and fruit trees, a greenhouse, and an outdoor kitchen. The space is collaboratively managed by a small group of volunteers, with larger groups attending single-time work parties and workshops. Our harvest is donated to local food banks and agencies. Each year we donate 3000-6000 lbs. of produce! JOIN US: Mondays and Thursdays 9am-noon, sometimes we have Saturday work parties No garden experience is needed. We will enthusiastically work with individuals of all ages and abilities, and we have a variety of tasks requiring diverse skill-sets. Youth under 16 should attend with a responsible adult. If you would like to be added to the Produce for the People e-mail listed to receive monthly e-mails of gardening times, please send a message with your e-mail in it! PRODUCE FOR THE PEOPLE IS LOOKING FOR AN INTERN! We are looking for quarterly interns during the 2019-20 school year. Internship duties and responsibilities will vary, depending on individual talents and interests. Potential tasks include: attending work parties, weighing and donating produce, outreach to the community, connecting with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, leading work parties or workshops, leading youth activities, and grant writing. Our leadership committee provides training and support for this position. This internship is not paid. Please send resumes and a brief cover letter about why you want to work with a community garden to: [email protected]. Target population: Produce for the People donates food to the South Corvallis Food Bank, Community Outreach, and soup kitchens, among other agencies. We have partnered for volunteers and workshops with Corvallis Parks and Rec Youth Volunteer Corps, the Center for Civic Engagement, 4-H, and Master Gardeners. Each year approximately 800 volunteers attend 2500 hours of work parties, and we donate over 3000-6000 lbs of produce. What interns do at this site: attend work parties, harvest, weigh and donate produce, outreach to the community, connect with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, lead work parties or workshops, lead youth activities, grant writing and provide healthy food tastings in our outdoor kitchen and at food banks (specific responsibilities will vary by interest and skill level). Type: Internship Degree: Degree not required Education requirements: None Experience requirements: None (garden knowledge helpful, but not necessary) Salary: None provided Special requirements: Self-motivated, likes people, interested in organic food and social justice. Individual goals will be set regarding specific internship outcomes. Dates: Quarterly ongoing(Spring, Summer) Contact: Sue Domingues [email protected]

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