Planting seeds for good food, healthy people

Meet Jason Skipton – Our new Executive Director!

Hello amazing Growing Gardens supporters!

Thank you for your continued dedication to such a wonderful organization. I am honored to be joining the team. Over the past decade I have worked internationally and locally on community garden programs, from Central America to Portland, Oregon. I was a Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer in Nicaragua, where I worked with subsistence bean farmers. 

I had the pleasure of working with Village Gardens in North Portland for over 5 years as the Community Program Supervisor, building community engagement programs in the community gardens, livestock project and market garden program.

My main focus in the food justice movement is to build and unite all communities through the activities of growing, sharing and enjoying food produced in the community. I firmly believe that growing your own food has tremendous restorative power. 

I look forward to building long-term community partners to further the mission and visibility of Growing Gardens.  I am excited to meet you all and work together in the dirt, planting the seeds of social justice within the Portland food movement. 

With gratitude, Jason Skipton                     GG_photo

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