Welcome to YOUR beautiful Blooming B-street Learning Gardens
A community space to gather, learn & grow
Join us at Blooming B-street
Our Blooming B-street Learning Garden is evolving into a vibrant community hub, where the joys of gardening and the natural world unite us all. B-street is more than just a garden, it is a center for community engagement, a natural classroom, home of the Tuality Plains Seed Library, and a place where meaningful conversations and relationships flourish. We're dedicated to bringing people together to garden, learn, and share in the bounty of our collective efforts, nurturing a strong community spirit. At B-street, we weave together food gardens, native plants, and natural building and living structures to provide outdoor learning and gathering spaces that act as living lessons in sustainability and community bonding.
We invite you to join us as a volunteer in this green oasis. By lending your hands and heart, you become an integral part of a space rich with growth and shared experiences. Your contribution helps weave the fabric of our community, helping to create a space alive with learning, laughter, and the spirit of cooperation, where individuals of all ages and backgrounds feel valued and inspired. Join us in this transformative journey, where your participation sows seeds for a future filled with growth, learning, and enduring community connections.
Blooming B-street Learning Garden (formerly B-street Farm) has served many functions over the years & continues to hold a special place in the hearts of many in our community. Years ago, it was the first home to the Forest Grove Community School (FGCS) while their current building was being finished. B-street was also the jumping off place for the Adelante Mujeres Agricultura Program. Countless students from Pacific University have gained hands-on experience in regenerative gardening, nature-based education, sustainable design, green and natural building, animal husbandry, bee keeping, & so much more. Students & teachers from FGCS, the Community Alternative Learning Center (CALC), Tom McCall's Roots & Shoots Club, and across the Forest Grove School District have enjoyed the many opportunities for field trips that provide real world applications of their school curriculum. B-street has hosted the Permaculture Convergence, sustainable living workshops, served as a gathering space for cyclists traveling across the state, as well as been a destination for many in the community to come & enjoy beautiful gardens. B-street has been, & continues to be, an invaluable resource in our community.
At Blooming B-street you'll find...
Community Space & Outdoor Kitchen
A beautiful community center where all are welcome to gather & enjoy the gardens, make pizza in the cob oven, explore the riparian zone, food forest, & living willow domes, & share seeds, stories and farm fresh goods at the seed library & community market.
Classes & Workshops
Workshops and classes are offered throughout the year that cover a wide range of topics from basket weaving, natural dyes and other wildcrafting to water-wise gardening and natural building.
Do you have a skill you'd like to share? Are you looking for a place to hold a workshop? We'd love to hear from you! In addition to holding our own workshops, we are excited to host yours.
Tuality Plains Seed Library
Cultivate community. Preserve genetic diversity. Connect with ancestral knowledge. A commitment to growing plants for seed is a gift to yourself, your family, your community, and future generations. We hope you learn much, experience the joys of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Expert environmental educator led field trips and classes for local schools. Bring learning to life with a pre-designed or designed-for-you field trip. We also offer high school courses in Fermentation Science, Watershed Conservation, & Seed to Market Small Business Development.
A Community Garden that provides plots free of charge through a work-trade system for individuals & families who belong to systemically marginalized groups & those with the highest need. Plots are also be available to the general public for a small fee.
Community Market @ the Barn
Enjoy handy-crafts from local artisans and makers, sustainably grown produce during the growing season, as well as dried goods and pantry items all year long!
In the Barn, you'll find:
Old Wilson Ferments - fine fermented food and drink
Nana Cardoon - vinegars, flours, grains