Education at Coffee Creek Garden


We provide garden, nutrition, and mindfulness education for the incarcerated women at Coffee Creek through community partnerships.

The Oregon Food Bank provides their Seed to Supper curriculum which is offered to 40 incarcerated women each summer in the Coffee Creek Garden. This 5 week class is taught by community volunteers and the team of incarcerated women who work full time in the prison garden program.

Oregon Department of Corrections Behavioral Health Services staff teach coping skills classes in the garden, incorporating mindfulness and nature-based activities.

Portland State University Students provide volunteer hours in the prison garden and sustainability related curriculum for garden classes at Coffee Creek.

Additional Educational Partners

The National College of Naturopathic Medicine

OSU Extension

Food Hero via the OSU Extension