Community Gardens & Adopt-a-Plot
Please refer to https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lopr-covid-19-update for specific info regarding closures or adjusted operations due to COVID-19. Please note that community gardens at Luscher Farm are closed to non-gardeners during the pandemic.
Luscher Farm Community Gardens: One of Luscher Farm's most popular programs is the Community Gardens! There are over 180 organic garden plots at the picturesque property. Program participants grow fresh organic produce and flowers in their assigned beds. Each gardener is required to provide 4 hours of volunteer service at Luscher Farm during the season. The program is perfect for dedicated gardeners who are willing to spend 5-7 hours per week in their plot throughout the growing season. Plots measure 10'x20' or 20'x 20'. Many gardeners tend to their plots throughout the entire year; however, the growing season is typically March-October. Priority is given to Lake Oswego residents. Fee for 10'x20' participation is $87 for residents/$109 for non-residents. Fee for 20'x20' is $110 for residents/$126 for non-residents.
Community gardens connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the earth and each other. They also promote health and wellness, providing exercise and promoting nutritional local healthy foods.
Enrolling in the Community Garden Program: Luscher is fortunate to have a robust community garden program, and there is a waitlist to participate. Plots are awarded January-March each year based on retention of returning gardeners. Priority is given to Lake Oswego residents. If you are interested in joining the waitlist without charge, please complete the registration through Active with the links below. Participants must sign-in to an existing Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Active account or create a Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Active account in order to join the waitlist.
Adopt-a-Plot: In addition to Community gardens, Luscher is also home to an Adopt-a-Plot Program. Participants in this program are assigned a 4'x20' plot and learn how to grow produce organically for camps, cooking classes, and to donate to community members in need (including the Meals on Wheels Program & Hunger Fighters!). Gardens can also take home samples for personal use. All materials and instruction provided. Participants must be able to attend 3 of 8 work parties which are offered on the third Saturday of each month between March and October. This program is a wonderful way to learn basic gardening skills before transitioning to a community garden plot. Fee for participation is $35 for residents/$53 for non-residents. To enroll, sign-in to an existing Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Active account or create a Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Active account on the website. As of March 22, the Adopt-a-Plot program is full for the season, but you may add yourself to the waitlist without charge and will be contacted if a space becomes available.
Community Gardens Promotional Video: Local schools, garden clubs, merchants, nurseries, civic groups and individuals help make the garden a community gathering place and great source of pride. Close to 2,000 volunteers hours are given to support the community garden every year. For more detailed information regarding the Community Garden Program, you can watch this video.