Learn Restorative Justice practices this summer with Hands of Wonder Garden Program!


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Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 AM - Sun Oct 21, 2018 04:00 PM


1401 NE 68th AvePortland, OR 97213
Hands of Wonder Garden Program Youth


The Hands of Wonder (HOW) Garden Program is a restorative justice based garden program for youth involved in the Multnomah County Juvenile Services Division. This restorative justice-based initiative encourages youth to meaningfully reflect on the ripple effect of their criminal activity, including the impact it had on their victims, their community, and their family. HOW is about youth working to make things right, giving back to the community, and gaining valuable job skills that will prepare them for future employment. HOW is an opportunity for youth to leave the system with an improved attitude, sense of belonging, and the tools to be a positive influence on our communities. See our Hands of Wonder Garden Program FAQs for answers to common questions about this program.

Volunteers are needed to assist staff teaching youth gardening, growing, harvesting and selling produce. Volunteers will help youth by role-modeling proper workplace communication and ethical practices, as well as helping youth with resume and cover letter writing.

We welcome volunteers who are excited about working with small groups of justice involved youth ages 15-18 who have experience farming or gardening.

Join Us!Open House for Interested VolunteersWednesday, February 28th, 20185 PMJuvenile Justice Complex RSVP by February 21stThis Season's Schedule:

Volunteers are needed on the following session dates/times and are asked to commit to each shift during an entire session. Involvement in more than one session is encouraged, but not required!

Session 1: March 17 - May 6, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM - 4PM
Additional Fridays: March 16th 4-6PM and May 11th 6-7:30PM

Session 2: May 26th - July 7th, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays (Friday -Sunday starting June 22) 10AM-4PM
Additional Fridays: May 25th 4-6PM, July 13th 6-7:30PM

Session 3: July 14th - August 18th, 2018
Friday - Sunday from 10AM - 4PM
Additional Fridays: July 13th 4-6PM, August 24th 6-7:30PM

Session 4: September 1st - October 21st, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM - 4PM
Additional Fridays: August 31st, 4PM-6PM October 26th, 6-7:30PM


  • Problem Solving
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Gardening
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Session (approx. 4 weeks)

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