Grow Portland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for urban food production in Portland, Oregon. The organization is especially committed to serving East Portland, the most ethnically diverse and lowest income area in Portland. Grown Portland uses community gardens, school gardens, and community education to empower the community to grow healthy food.
Our Garden School program uses hands-on education to teach kids about eating healthy food and environmental stewardship. We are committed to working with schools over the long term. Schools receive seeds, plants, soil amendments and season-extension products that we purchase for low cost in bulk. Fundraising for the program is a collaborative effort between Grow Portland and partner schools.
Grow Portland also helps connect gardeners of all abilities with the learning opportunities needed to grow their own food by offering classes in topics like seed saving and urban food growing.