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GROWING GARDENS PRESENTS 

An annual fundraising dinner series in celebration of the impact we're making in our local food system.

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Each Chef In Your Garden event highlights a different Growing Gardens program and invites a new chef to share a unique story about what gardening and fresh food access means to them.

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Join us for a meaningful moment at our Chef In Your Garden dinner by participating in the paddle raise to support our vital programs! Your generous contributions will directly fund our Home Gardens, Youth Grow, and Lettuce Grow initiatives, helping us create healthy, equitable communities through radical gardening. Every paddle raised brings us closer to our mission of empowering individuals and families across Oregon. 

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Dinner one

Celebrate Our
Home Gardens Program

Featuring Chef Nikeisah

OF MEALS 4 HEELS

Date: Sunday, June 23rd 
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Mildred Hall
Donation: $50
Cuisine: Culturally inspired food with a focus on PNW-grown ingredients.  

Dinner one of our series celebrates the hard work of our Home Gardens Program. Join our Home Gardens leadership team to learn about some of the amazing projects they have in the works. Then head out to the garden to enjoy a spectacular family-style meal prepared by Black Women in Food and Dine Diaspora’s 2024 Game Changer awardee….Chef Nikeisah of Meals 4 Heels!

SAVE YOUR SEAT!
Dinner two

Celebrate Our
Youth Grow Program


Featuring Chef Jawaher

OF JAWAHERPDX

Date: Sunday, September 15th 
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Mildred Hall
Donation: $50
Cuisine: Palestinian food

Dinner two of our series highlights the hard work of our Youth Grow Program. Join our Youth Grow Director, Amoreena Guerrero to learn about some of the amazing projects her team has in the works. Then head to the garden to enjoy a spectacular family-style meal prepared by Chef Jawaher of JawaherPDX.

SAVE YOUR SEAT!
Dinner three

Celebrate Our
Lettuce Grow Program


Featuring Kolectivo

OF KOLECTIVO, SUN RICE, MAGNA KUISINA, AND TIKIM

Date: Sunday, October 6th 
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Mildred Hall
Donation: $50
Cuisine: Filipino-inspired Food

Dinner three of our series highlights the hard work of our Lettuce Grow Program. Join our Lettuce Grow Director, Rima Green to learn about some of the amazing projects her team has in the works. Then head to the garden to enjoy a spectacular family-style meal prepared by Chef TJ of Kolectivo, Sun Rice, Magna Kuisina, and Tikim.

**A special thank you to Lettuce Grow Founder Sarah Van Roo for matching guest donations at this event!**

 

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If you're looking for a fun and meaningful way to support equitable food systems in Oregon, don't miss out on Chef In Your Garden! Join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious food, inspiring stories, and community, all in support of a meaningful cause. 

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors!


The fine businesses and foundations below made this year's Chef In Your Garden series possible. We are so grateful to have such dedicated community partners. If you would like to join our 2023 sponsor list, please email our Development Manager, Thuy at [email protected].

SPONSOR GROWING GARDENS

New Seasons 

New Seasons Market promoting sustainable living and community wellness. 

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Livingscape Nursery

The best little hop in town for all of your house plant needs. Livingscape Nursery is a n absolute treasure.

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Garden
Fever

Garden Fever is our go-to resource for all things gardening and plant care. 

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Portland
Ecotrust

We're thrilled to have the support of Ecotrust - a cornerstone in economic development in Portland. 

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Masa
Fresh

Our dear friends and partners working to connect small BIPOC farms to resources across Portland and beyond. 

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Quinsey Foundation

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The Quinsey Family Foundation for their unwavering support and commitment to Growing Gardens.

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Beneficial
State Bank

Our preferred partner for all things finance and banking. Beneficial offers Ethical banking for people and planet. 

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Oregon 
Metro

Metro City Council works to make Portland a brighter, more vibrant, and safer place to be!

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Van Roo

Jim
Laden

Harriet Ottaviano

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