Planting seeds for good food, healthy people

Growing Gardens’ mission is to reduce hunger and transform lives through the experience of gardening and growing your own food. We work with thousands of volunteers to build organic vegetable gardens at homes, schools, and correctional facilities. We provide education, supplies, seeds and plants, mentoring, and more.

Our Programs

Growing Gardens teaches gardening skills and builds organic gardens for our low income neighbors, including a special program for the Latino community and Spanish-speaking children and families. At high poverty schools throughout Portland, we have in-class garden education programs, after school garden clubs, and summer garden camps. Growing Gardens also offers horticulture programs for inmates at Oregon’s adult and youth correctional facilities, which teach job skills and provide thousands of pounds of food annually for inmates and local food banks.


Growing Gardens seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) Home Gardens Manager passionate about supporting community leaders and fresh food access for all. Deadline to apply: November 30th. Position Description and Applicant Instructions HERE.


Build gardens and fundraise for a good cause and good fun! Click here to donate!


filmeventJoin us for Let Us Grow, a film and dinner event to support Growing Gardens, on Friday November 4th. Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

Shanda and daughter

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