Growing Gardens’ mission is to reduce hunger. We work with thousands of volunteers to build home and school organic vegetable gardens. We provide three years of support, supplies, seeds and plants, mentoring and more.

When we support low-income Portland residents with the resources and education they need to grow their own food—they become healthier, more physically active and self-reliant— and that’s a recipe for strong, sustainable and vibrant communities.

It all starts with a single seed. Help us plant one. Please donate today! Thank you so much your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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For the month of April, six businesses and organizations have formed teams to raise money to support the Home Gardens program. On April 25th teams will help build gardens with families in the program.

Click on the logos below to support our teams!

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Check out this video featuring our Youth Grow Program!

Healthy Habits Take Root” showcases the PPS Nutrition Services Farm to School Program in action at Lent Elementary. Students experience hands-on garden lessons, farm field trips and Harvest of the Month cafeteria promotions through partnerships with Growing Gardens, Zenger Farm and the Oregon State University Extension SNAP-Ed Program.


You can help kids and families grow their own food