Come Visit Us!
1012 Mitchell Avenue
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
The Nursery’s regular business hours are:
Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (April 7th – July 7th)
In 2010, South Kitsap Helpline purchased the Port Orchard Nursery with a very generous grant from the Birkenfeld Trust.This provided our agency with our first permanent home after 30 years of renting and helped to ensure that this landmark nursery which began in 1949, would continue to be a part of our community and that growing would continue on the land. Using the time and wonderful talents of local gardeners, horticultural experts, staff and volunteers, our agency began growing produce on-site to provide to our food bank and providing vegetable starts grown in our greenhouses to other local food banks and community garden projects to help benefit those in need. We also sell a portion of what is grown here to the public to help generate revenue to fund our various programs working with those in crisis.
The existing home on the property houses our agency offices. The former storefront now provides a home for the food bank. We have plans in the coming years through a capital campaign we will be launching to renovate the food bank building to better fit our needs and make it much more energy-efficient. We also have plans to eventually construct an on-site classroom with a commercial kitchen. The kitchen will be used to offer regular classes in nutrition, cooking, food growing and preservation to our food bank clients.
Thank you to everyone who has shown support for us in our new phase of helping the community!
Drop by the Nursery
We have an excellent assortment of beautiful flowers, herbs, veggie starts and fresh produce grown here on-site and available for sale at our nursery seasonally. All sales benefit the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. Drop by, browse our selection and please support us in our mission to help those in need! Please call 360-876-4089 for more information.
More than 100 local households have linked their Fred Meyer Rewards cards to the South Kitsap Helpline which results in very much-needed quarterly donations to our non-profit agency. It is time to re-enroll again. If you would like to continue to help us serve our community each time you shop or if you haven’t previously linked your card to us and would like to do so, please visit the link below. Thank you! #Helphelpline https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4