A unique and viable approach to establishing local food self-reliance and building stronger communities.

Volunteering and Garden Location

Typically, our regularly-scheduled volunteer hours run from mid-spring to late fall. During the winter months, you can come play in the gardens if you make specific arrangements with us. 
From late spring till about mid-fall, our regular weekly garden-sessions are Mondays and Fridays - 9:00 to noon
We have a limited number of spaces for volunteers. Most of our volunteers choose one session per week and come weekly. This helps us with coordinating and staging projects.

Sharing Gardens Location:
664 Orchard St., Monroe, OR 97456
(behind the big, white Methodist Church)
Go to the back of the parking lot, and look for the "Sharing Gardens" sign hung on our Hickory tree (see below).

If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact us by email: ShareInJoy AT gmail.com.
Our home phone is: 541-847-8797 (no cell phone)
Please call: 8:00 to noon or 2:00 to 5:00. (We take a rest between noon and 2:00 each day so please don't call then.

Look for our sign and yellow farmhouse at the back of the parking lot.
The garden is a sanctuary for the people who come here; a place where the rest of the world falls away and we can all experience a feeling of cooperation and mutual-caring while learning and sharing valuable hands-on skills. To support the structure of this learning and caring environment we ask that you:
  • Come on time
  • Please don't bring: tobacco, alcohol, junk-food, or conversations dwelling on negative, depressing thoughts.
  • Come with a spirit of fun and service.
Everyone who contributes to the Sharing Gardens, whether through time, money or materials, shares in the the harvest, receiving a weekly food box with whatever is coming ripe at the time. There is a wonderful feeling of camaraderie and closeness that develops amongst the people who help grow and harvest the food. It's also a great way to learn about organic gardening, seed-saving and nursery/greenhouse-management.  Spaces are limited and we favor those who can come consistently and merge with the feeling of community our gardens are based on.

Our surplus fruits and vegetables are donated to local food charities.
Garden coordinator - Chris

Garden coordinator: Llyn
  Volunteers learn about all aspects of growing food organically:
Rann, transplanting seedlings in the greenhouse.

Amy, Cindy and Adri (our youngest helper) sort donated pots and flats.
John and Llyn planting peas.
OSU students, planting lettuce and mulching with straw.
Sierra and Mike paint a counter-top.

Llyn and Roberto, planting onions.

Volunteers also share in our bounteous harvest!

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