Oregon Food Bank Eastside Learning Garden Dig In! Shifts are starting!

It’s time to get out in the garden!  Join us for a Dig In! shift this spring.  In the month of March, volunteers will work to prepare beds and plant spring crops.  Other activities include working in the greenhouse, caring for the chickens, turning compost, spreading compost in the garden, and berry planting.

We ask that volunteers sign up in advance, which you can do by emailing Lisa or by signing up online.  Make a regular commitment or choose shifts that suit your schedule.  After signing up you will receive a confirmation with directions, etc.  New and experienced volunteers are welcome!  Come check it out!
 Click here to learn more and to volunteer.
Shift schedule
Saturdays from 9:00-12:00, starting March 17th
Thursdays from 9:00-12:00, starting March 22nd
Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00, starting April 3rd


Sign Up Now for Compassion in Action: Service-Learning Seminar




LAC 459 &INT559: 3 CREDITS


 (Open to all Marylhurst Undergraduate and Graduate Students)


This 3 credit course offers students the opportunity and challenge to take their education and life skills into the larger community, transforming both in the process. 

  • Meets LAC Outcome: HCB6. 
  • Meets Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Outcomes:

           Provide an interdisciplinary perspective to issues and social problems

           Recognize and articulate complex or interrelated ideas and theories;

           Increase skills in analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.



  • Offered online with online discussion and support throughout the term; three optional face-to-face meetings (April 5, May 3 & June 7, 3:15-5:30 p.m.)
  • Determine your own schedule and complete the required 30 hours of community service at your own pace in your own communities.
  • Work within an existing organization or agency (with several choices to choose from in organizations with which Marylhurst has a working relationship), or design your own project (with instructor approval).



  • Put your values and beliefs into practice.
  • Deepen your understanding and capacity for compassion.
  • Share in community service with others.
  • Explore your visions for possible lifework.



  • Gain experience in a new field.
  • Broaden your knowledge, skills, and perspective.
  • Expand your community.


Instructor:  Susan G. Carter, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Humanities (Philosophy and Religion) from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)San Francisco,CA. 

She has formed and directed a 501[c][3] foundation, consulted with otherPacific Northwestand San Francisco Bay Area educational institutions to help promote community service, and has mentored community service practicum projects for

over a decade.  Questions:  scarter@marylhurst.edu

Interested in a career in international development? Or life overseas in a hardship post? Please join us on International Women’s day, Thursday, March 8th at 7pm when Lorina McAdam, former Mercy Corps Country Director in the Congo will reflect on her 13-year career in international development and the current situation of Congolese women. This is a FREE event. For more information:    http://www.mercycorps.org/portland