The Rock Creek Learning Garden promotes interdisciplinary academic achievement, leadership development and sustainable food systems. We provide experiential education and life-long learning opportunities for PCC students, faculty, staff and community members.
The Learning Garden grows vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs on 3.6 acres. Within this space, there are 35 raised beds for farm stand and cafeteria production, 16 community beds, and ~1 acre in row cropping. The garden features an orchard, beehives, compost bins, an earthen oven, worm nursery, and a sustainable design cob tool shed. Food harvested from the garden is sold at our seasonal weekly farm stand Portlandia FarmStandia and to the PCC Dining Services. Surplus produce is donated to the Rock Creek Canteen Project.
In addition to the Garden Coordinator, the Garden is largely maintained by volunteer support. Garden volunteers are rewarded with vouchers for produce at Portlandia FarmStandia. Check out our volunteer page for more information on how to get involved.
The Learning Garden has a growing food forest with a wide variety of fruit trees. Next to the orchard is a cane fruit, grape and berry area. A top bar viewing honey bee hive and mason bee boutique hotel reside next to these areas to increase pollination.
- Orchard map: varietals ranging from apples to pawpaws
- Garden map: berries, grapes and cane fruit
- Bioswale map: plant list and locations
We look forward to growing! Learn how to get involved.
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