Growing Gardens

Our Mission

Growing Gardens promotes home-scale organic food gardening to improve nutrition, health and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life and the environment for individuals and communities in Portland, Oregon.


* Access to healthful, culturally appropriate food is an inherent right.
* Individuals and communities are empowered when they have the knowledge and skills to provide food.
* All people deserve recognition and respect for their unique value.
* Joy and fun are essential elements in any activity we host, promote, or undertake.
* Trust, honesty, open-mindedness and accountability are core elements in all we do.
* Quality of life is improved when we respect and honor our environment and when we promote the interconnection of all things.