The Food Works Crew is directing a short video about youth leadership and about their work as organic farmers which will premiere on March 12th at our Third Annual Spring Fundraiser! You don’t want to miss it so be sure to BUY your ticket NOW!
“I can see a huge transformation from the day I first walked into the office to now, being out on the farm. It’s more of a self-growth that I have seen within myself and I have also seen a growth within my family. So the things that you learn at Food Works don’t only stick with you, but they stick with the people you care about the most as well.” Marshalia, Food Works Crew Leader.
Join us on March 12th to find out more about Food Works and the difference it is making for Marshalia, Esbeidi, Roman, Keegan and the rest of the Food Works Crew!
You can find all the information you need about our upcoming Third Annual Spring Fundraiser HERE!
We look forward to seeing you on March 12th, 2015!
Join Village Gardens for our third annual spring fundraising event, an inspiring opportunity to celebrate and learn about Village Gardens’ work to create a more just and sustainable local food system in Portland. The evening will include community participant presentations highlighting program successes, dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction.
Thursday, March 12 6:00-9:00pm
Bauccio Commons, University of Portland (Directions and Map)
Funds raised at this event will be used to strengthen the work of Village Gardens through programs like Food Works which support youth becoming farmers and strong food system advocates, assist community leaders to operate the Village Market, Portland’s first non-profit healthy corner store, develop powerful community organizers addressing community health through the Community Health Worker program, and strengthen channels for food access and social capital through community gardens, the urban livestock, our market gardener and micro-enterprise projects.
Please help us spread the word! Download our Poster HERE!
We look forward to seeing you on March 12th!
THANK YOU so much to all of you who have donated through the Give Guide campaign to support our work at Village Gardens! We could not have done it without your generosity! We have raised over $6,000 that will be invested in sustaining our community programs, Food Works Farm and the Village Market! What a way to start 2015!
The Village Gardens Farmers Market will not only create a venue for farm direct sales of produce and prepared foods, it will also act as a central gathering place for community members to meet each other, share their cultural food traditions, keep food dollars in local circulation, and support each other in developing healthy community norms.
We look forward to a great year with you! Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!
The Village Gardens Team
Last month, the Food Works Crew was introduced to some basic photography concepts during a workshop and got a chance to practice telling stories with pictures. They learned to experiment with framing and lighting and to be creative! Now, they bring you a series of pictures telling the story of their work on the farm and the social bonds it strengthens. Check out their amazing pictures.