Pauling Pride Garden

The Healthy Youth Program has partnered with Linus Pauling Middle School (LPMS) to manage the Pauling Pride Garden and increase student participation in this outdoor learning space. Through a collaboration with the 8th grade STEM classes, the Healthy Youth Program Garden Educator provides opportunities for LPMS students to explore their garden, learn how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, and investigate the important link between a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle.

Our Garden Story

In 2013, the Healthy Youth Program (HYP) announced the addition of the Pauling Pride Garden at Linus Pauling Middle School (LPMS) to our programs! This terrific garden plot and greenhouse had been well-maintained by Master Gardener volunteers for many years prior; the HYP garden team was thankful to have “inherited” such a loved space! We hope to continue working with interested volunteers and LPMS students to maintain this garden space.

As the HYP continues to expand school programs at Lincoln Garden (Lincoln Elementary School) and Spartan Garden (Corvallis High School), it is exciting to be able to bridge the gap by reaching middle school students at the Pauling Pride Garden.

LPMS students and volunteers help plant, tend, and harvest a thriving Pauling Pride Garden while learning the science behind the practice. Our Junior Master Chefs Camp has been offered for several summers at Pauling Pride Garden, following our model for using and maintaining the garden in the summer. Late-season plantings are included in all our summer camp curricula, so school students will have plenty of fruits and vegetables to harvest and enjoy when they return in the fall.

Pauling Pride Garden

Monthly Garden Work Parties at Pauling Pride Garden!

Tend, Mend & Mingle

Linus Pauling Middle School

Tend, Mend, and Mingle

9am-11am in the Pauling Pride Garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month

NEXT WORK PARTIES ARE: July 19, Aug 16 and Sept 20

Coffee & Bagels provided!


The Healthy Youth Program invites you to join us once a month for Tend Mend & Mingle in two of our school gardens. These events are a chance to gather to work on garden-related projects, and build community through hands-on/minds-on service learning projects.  

All are welcome!

How to Volunteer:

1. Keep kids safe by filling out a Corvallis School District Volunteer Application. This application should take no more than 10 minutes. You do not need to select a specific school or a specific volunteer activity(our programs are not listed on this form) to submit the application. Make sure you complete all the information in the first section titled, “tell us about yourself” as this will be used for the background check.

2. Meet our Garden Manager, Aliesje at the school office to sign a volunteer waiver.

3. Head out to the garden to enjoy light garden work, snacks and coffee!

Let us know you're coming and invite your friends to join on facebook!

Contact hyp@oregonstate.edu or visit our website for more information.