Growing Gardens is a great resource for gardening information, as well as garden installation and mentoring services for individuals and families with low incomes.
We also have nice publications on composting, worm composting, natural gardening, grow smart grow safe – a guide to 600 garden products and their relative hazards to humans and environment, and a pledge that includes a free long lasting pesticide-free-zone yard sign, if you would like any of those in large numbers or small we would be happy to provide.
The Oregon State University Extension Service is an excellent resource for information about gardening, including the Master Gardeners program.
Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT) is a statewide charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rural and urban agricultural lands from encroachment by non-agricultural uses, to making those lands available in perpetuity to future generations of growers, to conducting research on those lands focused on developing sustainable agricultural practices as part of real on-the-ground operations, and to providing education centered on the sustainable production and distribution of agricultural bounty within a framework of sustainable societies.
This innovative collaboration between the City of Portland and Multnomah County is a citizen-based advisory council that brings citizens and professionals together to address issues regarding food access, land use planning issues, local food purchasing plans and many other policy initiatives in the regional food system.
Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden in front of the White House in response to a popular petition circulated nationally. This website showcases the effort.