Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture in Eugene 

The Urban Agriculture Program promotes growing food in an urban environment and provides information on: 


  • Educational resources
  • Gleaning urban food sources
  • Growing fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Siting new gardens


The Resources section has material and educational tips to assist you in your growing efforts. The Examples section shows how community groups have utilized publicly and privately owned property to increase food growing acreage within Eugene.


Current successes include:

  • City of Eugene Community Gardens - At Alton Baker Park, Whiteaker, Amazon, River House, Mathews and Skinner City Farm
  • City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grants - Nearly 20% of the funding coming from this neighborhood grant program is used to support urban agriculture, food preservation and school gardens
  • FOOD For Lane County’s GrassRoots Garden - Has been teaching compost education and training Master Gardeners, while growing 65,000 pounds of food for the most hungry in Eugene
  • School Garden Project - Creates and sustains school gardens, where hands-on learning connects students with their environment and local food system (they install five new school gardens and cafeteria compost systems each year)