Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities.
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Growing Gardens has pivoted all three programs and even added a fourth during quarantine. Our Youth Grow team has already distributed 1,500-plus take-home gardening kits to students and produced 35 distance learning videos. Lettuce Grow has developed an independent study horticulture course for inmates in locked-down facilities. Home Gardens has already built 40 gardens and distributed more than 8,000 vegetable starts for families. We have also created virtual garden consultations to offer one-on-one gardening advice, helping 50 additional families grow from home.
All donors under the age of 35 who donate $75 or more will be entered to win one of six vouchers to attend a virtual baking class with Emily Squadra of Wildflower Baking.
The first 20 donors to donate $100 or more will receive a free one-on-one virtual garden consultation with a garden expert with Growing Gardens Virtual Garden Consultations.
All donors who donate $150 or more will be entered to win one of 10 spots in an exclusive virtual cooking class with Chef Kasey Mills of Mediterranean Exploration Company, Shalom Y'all, and more of Portland’s premier restaurants.
* Limit one incentive per donation
“Fue una buena experiencia y disfrutamos mucho el jardín con mi familia y me sentí con éxito de ver el logro con mis verduras que coseché.” (“It was a wonderful experience and my family greatly enjoyed the garden, and I felt successful seeing the accomplishment of the vegetables that I harvested.”) —Home gardener