Janus Youth Programs

Program Areas

Big Apple Garden Club
Program Categories:
Education
After School
Agricultural
Cooking / Food Preparation
Nutrition
Contact:Tera Couchman, Project Supervisor
phone: 503-286-2099
Family Gardens
Program Categories:
Gardens
Community Garden
Demonstration / Teaching / Learning
Individual Plots
Organic Only
Contact:Tera Couchman, Project Supervisor
phone: 503-286-2099
Food Works!
Program Categories:
Food Production and Processing
Organic
Sustainable Agriculture
Other
MicroEnterprise Market Garden
Contact:Tera Couchman, Project Supervisor
phone: 503-286-2099
Food Works!
Program Categories:
Education
After School
Agricultural
Other
Workforce Development/Job Skills
Contact:Tera Couchman, Project Supervisor
phone: 503-286-2099

General Organization Info

Contact Info:Tera Couchman
Email contact form
phone: 503-286-2099
Mailing Address:
707 NE Couch St.
Portland, OR 97232
Physical Address:
8652 N. Swift Way
Portland, OR 97203
United States
Website:not entered
National, State, Local and/or Regional Affiliation:not entered
Service Area:St. Johns, N and NE Portland
Counties Served:
Multnomah
Membership-based:No
Uses National Service Volunteers:Yes
Organization is an Oregon Food Bank Member Agency:No
Organization Type:
Direct Service
Non-Profit
Full-Time Paid Staff:1-2
Annual Budget:$50,000-$99,999
Year Founded:2001
Current Volunteers:10
Needs Additional Volunteers:No
Offers Internships:Yes
Has Computer:Yes
Will Update Info Annually:Yes
Mission/
Specific Program Goals:
For nearly 30 years, Janus Youth Programs has been serving at-risk youth and families in Oregon. Last year Janus worked with over 7,000 children, teens and families through twenty-one programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Janus Youth Programs launched the St. John's Woods Garden Project in September 2001 with a USDA Community Food Projects Initiatives grant. The program is an innovative, collaborative, community gardening effort that fights hunger by helping low-income families to grow their own food and take leadership in their community. The St. John's Woods Garden project is rooted in the 124-family public housing community of St. John's Woods and has 5 main components: Food Works, in which 14-21 year olds develop entrepreneurial, leadership and job skills; the Big Apple Garden Club, a vegetable gardening club for 6-13 year olds; the Resident Advisory Council, a monthly meeting of adult and youth participants who co-lead the project; the Family Gardens, where up to 25 families grow their own fresh food; and the Growing Mentors Program, an opportunity for adult residents to earn AmeriCorps Education Awards in exchange for serving as mentors for the children's programs. Each of these interdependent aspects of the St. John's Woods Garden Project nourishes the real fruits of our labor: increased food security, community cohesiveness and hope through access to healthy food, leadership and educational opportunities.
Service Locations:
Business
Community Center
Home / Residence
Public Housing
Additional Program Areas:
Arts / Culture
Children / Teens / Youth
Community Development
Economic Development
Employment
Environment
Low-Income Housing