You are here: Home News Another Busy & Productive Year at the OEC!

Another Busy & Productive Year at the OEC!

Growth, it is what we do every day whether we realize it or not. The Organic Education Center grew this year in more ways than one. Below is a summary of some of our key accomplishments. All of the below were made possible through our dynamic team of educators, gracious volunteers and our gardener and program assistant plus two cats! Thank you.

Growth, it is what we do every day whether we realize it or not. The Organic Education Center grew this year in more ways than one. Below is a summary of some of our key accomplishments. All of the below were made possible through our dynamic team of educators, gracious volunteers and our gardener and program assistant plus two cats! Thank you.

Squash
Part of the 1100 pounds of food donated in 2012!
 
  • Instructed 19 free, one hour demos for the Portland Community Gardens thanks to the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and the Portland Garden Club
  • 377 total student participation
  • Graduated another set of 16 Comprehensive Organic Gardener’s
  • Engaged the community in the demo garden, tabling at Westmoreland farmer’s market’s and at Ecotrust’s Sundown Honoring Food community event
  • Instructed new classes in partnership with the Home Orchard Society and Lake Oswego Mom’s Club
  • Hosted 4 weekend volunteer Work Parties in our demo garden
  • Hosted kids and adults for tours and service-learning opportunities
  • Celebrated an increase in volunteer hours reaching 425 total hours so far. Achieving an OEC record.
  • Raised awareness and funds at our 6th annual Plate & Pitchfork dinner and 2nd annual Plant Sale
  • Donated 1,100 pounds of food to people in need
  • Planted more beneficial perennials and shrubs thanks to Portland Nursery and Dennis 7 Dees
  • 1363 Views on the Tilth Toolshed Resource Page
  • 825 Contact Hours (Classes, Outreach, Tours and Events)
 

Hear what people have been saying in Class Evaluations on changing behaviors:

  • “I will look for organic products, reinforced ideology, will pay closer attention to purchases and go for organic”
  • “I try to buy organic as much as I can. This class only reinforces that.”
  • “Now that I am growing organically, I choose to buy organically too!”
Colleen Teaching
Colleen Teaching a Putting Your Garden to Bed class in NE Portland
 

 

powered by Plone | site by Groundwire Consulting and served with clean energy