Please contact us to find out about our current volunteer schedule. Our e-mail address
664 Orchard St., Monroe, OR 97456 - MAP
(behind the Methodist Church)
Go to the back of the parking lot, and look for the sign (picture to the right) hung on our Hickory tree.
South Benton (Monroe) Food Pantry Hours:
Open year-round. Behind the United Methodist Church (648 Orchard St. Monroe, 97456)
Every Thursday: 10:00 to Noon
Except third Thursdays: 4:00 to 6:00
Everyone who contributes to the Sharing Gardens, whether through time, money or materials, has access to the harvest. There is a wonderful feeling of camaraderie and closeness that develops amongst the people who help grow and harvest the food and we welcome you to come join the fun! It's also a great way to learn about organic gardening, seed-saving and nursery/greenhouse-management. We can find a way for you to be involved whether you are young or just "young at heart" and whatever your skill level.
Each year, we donate our surplus fruits and vegetables to local food charities. Currently, the majority of our donations go to: Local Aid-Junction City and the Monroe Food Pantry. We are so happy to know that the produce is going to feed families in need and that surplus will be stored in refrigeration to further reduce waste of this amazing, organic food.
|Garden coordinator - Chris|
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
- Leave tobacco, alcohol, junk-food and pets at home.
- Come with a spirit of fun and service.
We have a saying...
"If you're not getting your needs met,
you may not be getting your knees wet."
We've noticed that the quickest way out of a "why me", victim mentality is to seek out ways to be "of service". Volunteering at the Sharing Gardens feels good because you're helping people in need have access to delicious, organically grown produce for free.
|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!|
|Look for this sign on the BIG Hickory tree - at back of parking lot.|
To sign up to be on our volunteer list: email ShareInJoy@gmail.com