Sadly, after 11 great growing seasons, the George Fox Community Garden is no more. From 2007-2017, students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Newberg community members gathered weekly during the growing season for planting, weeding, harvesting, and sharing meals together. 2-4 students served as interns each summer, and we also had interns during the school year from the spiritual life office, and from majors such as Christian ministries, social work, and business economics/finance.
The university will now be using the land for a greenhouse for the plant services department. The greenhouse will grow native plants, which will be planted on campus and also sold to the Newberg community in order to encourage proliferation of native plants in our region. It will also be used by the biology department for student experiments.
Though we are sad to see the garden go, it is great to look back on all the years of yummy local food we grew, and the community we built with other garden members.