Our Village Gardens
Our Village Gardens builds economic and food resilience by organizing alongside this North Portland community to grow and share food, learn and teach skills, and to center community leadership.
Bottom Line for Portland
Supporting Our Village Gardens ensures that people across our neighborhoods are benefitting from community-led solutions that equitably address the health and wellness of our neighbors. Donations support the work we do at Village Market to provide affordable groceries and culturally relevant pantry items, our work at our gardens and orchard to create access to local fresh produce, and provides job and leadership opportunities for our neighbors. We center community defined solutions for food equity and neighborhood resilience.
“Our grocery store Village Market, is the heartbeat and the unity in the community. Village Market is more than a store or employment…it’s how we know our kids are eating well and it’s how we know our elders are being nourished well. We’re intentionally here for the community and that’s what sets us apart.” Charles Robertson, Prepared Foods Manager, Village Market Operations Team
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our commitment to providing free access to garden space and fresh produce is in response to systemic barriers that prevent BIPOC communities and low-income households from accessing land and growing food. Our transition to an independent organization in 2021 moved our organization from community-informed to being authentically and equitably community-led. Our internal restructuring is rooted in building an organizational structure where power, resource distribution, and oversight are in the hands of people impacted directly by racism, hunger, and poverty.
The first three local donors to give $500 will receive a hand-crafted dried flower wreath from Solstice Flower Works.
Earthbound Industries is donating a custom hardwood cutting board to the first 10 donors who give $300 or more.
Portland Nursery is providing three $50 gift cards that we will raffle off throughout Give!Guide.
Every donation of $50 or more will receive a packet of hand-printed custom notecards designed by our friends at Solstice Flower Works.
Earthbound Industries is a local business specializing in high end cabinetry and custom furniture and has provided beautiful custom gifts for our Give!Guide donors for many years.
Portland Nursery has everything we need to make our gardens flourish and we are so grateful for this partnership of many fruitful years.
Solstice Flower Works is a no-till flower farm and design studio in Corbett, OR run by the brilliant Katelyn Hale.