Team Fundraising

Spring Dig-in

What's the Spring Dig-in?

In honor of Earth Day, the Spring Dig-in brings together community members who believe in the power of growing food to make meaningful change.

Spring Dig-in teams not only help build backyard gardens but raise funds to ensure that every family in the Home Gardens program has 3 years of seeds, plant starts, tools, education, and mentoring in order to be successful in learning to grow food at home.

With the recent pandemic, economic hardship, food security and health are some of the most pressing issues facing our community. Now more than ever it’s essential that people have access to the tools and education to grow their own food.

Get together with your friends, family, and coworkers and learn grassroots strategies, make connections, and help build a movement.

How Does it Work?

1. Register your team by calling 503-284-8420, emailing: or registering online (deadline March 30th)

2. Recruit 6-8 friends, family members, or co-workers to join the team. *individuals can also sign up without a team

3. 1-2 team members will attend orientation and fundraising trainings on Wednesday April 6th 5:30pm-7pm

4. From April 8th to April 30th compete* against other teams to raise $1,000 or more (*some businesses prefer to “sponsor” their teams instead of fundraising) The winning team will receive a photoshoot provided by HLC Photography. 

5. In most years teams come together at the end to build gardens and celebrate. Because of the important social distancing measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure we have limited all in-person activities and will provide opportunities to safely participate in garden builds. 

6. We will plan an in-person celebration of the efforts of all teams and individuals when we are able to gather without risk.

Virtual Event Orientation

What: A fun and participatory virtual event orientation & grassroots fundraising training
 Meet other teams, learn more about the work of Growing Gardens and the Spring Dig-in, learn & practice new skills.
 Team Captains and at least 1-2 team members (more are welcome!) and individual fundraisers
When: Wednesday April 6th 5:30pm-7pm

Register in advance for this training:  Click Here 

Fundraising Competition

Donations are tracked through an online portal. Event sponsors provide matching donations as competition incentives.

Week 1: $300 match for the team that raises the most in the first week 
Week 2: $200 match for the team that receives the highest number of donations
Week 3: $500 match to the team that signs up the most monthly recurring “Perennial” donors

Garden Build - On Hold (TBD)

Unfortunately because of the recent pandemic, we are holding on set dates to bring teams together to build gardens as we have in the past. We will keep updates with based on the status of the pandemic for the potential opportunities to build gardens with us for community. 

For More Information

 email Rashae at

Check out the photos and results from previous years

Check out our Spring 2021 Fundraiser currently running through April 30th, 2021! 

Click Here to support your favorite team and donate!

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