Growing Gardens


To improve people’s lives and strengthen communities through the experience of gardening and growing food. Growing Gardens’ programs provide access to fresh, nourishing food, increased physical activity and improved health for low-income families, children in high-poverty schools and inmates in correctional facilities across Oregon.c   

Bottom Line for Portland

In 2015, Growing Gardens awarded certificates of home horticulture (a recognized job credential) to 189 inmates in Oregon’s prisons, supported 2,025 elementary students with hands-on food gardening activities, and welcomed 56 new families (220 adults, 110 children) into its three-year vegetable gardening program.

“Growing Gardens works on the front lines of fighting hunger—by teaching people how to grow their own food.”—Bruce Springsteen

Business Partners

Make a donation of $10 or more and receive a FREE biscuit sandwich from Pine State BiscuitsGive to both Growing Gardens and the Portland Fruit Tree Project through G!G and receive a free ticket to the exclusive Fruits & Veggies for All cocktail party Feb. 2, 2017.

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