Virtual Road Trip
Saturday December 5th from 11:30am to 1pm
We couldn’t host our annual Pizza Picnic in person this fall, so we are hittin’ the road instead! Come along on our journey to visit with Lettuce Grow students, program partners, and graduates at locations around the Portland area!
Join us to celebrate what Lettuce Grow has been able to do this year in spite of the pandemic, and help us prepare for a strong 2021!
We want to make sure that everyone can attend who wants to, so we are making tickets sliding scale from $5-$45.
Get the chance to hear from...
- A Lettuce Grow graduate who was released from incarceration earlier this year
- Vern Nelson and Mary Sherman, longtime LG partners and advocates, at their gorgeous garden where we usually have our Pizza picnic
- Lettuce Grow Manager Mirabai Collins at Black Futures Farm to talk about a new partner program for LG graduates after they are released
- and, in a rare and exciting opportunity…current Lettuce Grow students talking to you from their garden at Columbia River Correctional Facility! Honestly, this is a really big deal to be able to have a conversation with students and to get a tour of their garden space within a correctional facility. After years of talking about our programming, we can finally show you some of who and what we are so impressed by!
For every ticket you purchase at the $45 level, you will get an entry to win one of two incredible prizes from POC and Indigenous businesses.
About our partners
Eighth Generation is a Seattle based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. We partner with community-based Native artists around the country to design, manufacture and market beautiful wool blankets and gifts intended for everyone around the globe. In doing so, we are boldly reclaiming control over the market for products featuring Native art and the stories that go with them – all while building the business capacity of our artist partners through the Inspired Natives Project.
Raceme Farm Collective
Raceme Farm Collective is a group of Black and Brown farmers from three distinct Black and Brown-owned farm businesses – Chalchi Farm, Flying Dogheart Farm, and Scrapberry Farm – that work in collective, sharing investment and risk in farm infrastructure, marketing, and planning work. The collective farms on unceded Wapato territory, now called Sauvie Island, growing food and medicine. They make plant-based delights to help your whole family feel whole and nourished.
Black Futures Farm
Black Futures Farm is a community farm, staffed by volunteers and two resident farmers. It sits on 1.15 acres with 17 different fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and cooking herbs. The farm is located on the grounds of the Learning Gardens Lab at 60th and SE Duke in Portland, Oregon. They are a group of Black identified/ Diasporic and Continental African people working together, growing food and community. Their aim is to implement the best methods of growing food, taking the best of what we can from our ancestral practices while being a part of innovation.