Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, we partnered with 1,126 adults and children to build home gardens and educational opportunities. Four thousand children enjoyed learning in our Youth Grow school garden program. And over 200 inmates completed horticulture certification and grew 300,000 pounds of fresh produce.
“After being diagnosed with diabetes, I had to change the way I was eating. I decided to start growing my own fresh, nutritious food to improve my health. After only one year, I was entirely off my medication and lost 30 pounds. I share vegetables with 35 other families in my community."
—Hilda, Home Gardens program participant
Harbourton Foundation will generously match the first $2,500 in G!G donations. Donors of $10 or more will receive a free tea from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company. Donors of $50 or more to both Growing Gardens and Portland Mercado will receive 1 ticket to our Celebrating Sazón event to be held in February. This special, community meal will highlight local chefs, amazing food and celebrate our diverse culinary cultures.