Mission: Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable, communities.

Growing Garden’s programs are guided by their values, which we wholeheartedly share:

  • All people have a right to healthy, culturally appropriate food;
  • Individuals and communities are strongest when they have the knowledge and skills to provide food for themselves and their communities;
  • The need for healthy food is universal and must be adapted to the special needs of diverse populations;
  • Learning and applying gardening skills adds financial benefits to individuals and communities;
  • Respecting our environment, and promoting the interconnectedness of all things, improves the quality of life for everyone.

 

Our team originally learned about Growing Gardens through our love of good food. Every summer the nonprofit creates a series of special dinners crafted by Portland’s top chefs, with outstanding Oregon wineries and served in stunning private gardens. The Chef in My Garden events offer a chance to enjoy our beautiful and bountiful Oregon summer while benefiting an amazing organization.

Earth Day 2017 = Spring Dig-In

In April our team joined forces with Growing Gardens to help build garden boxes in the Portsmouth neighborhood. A few shovels, rakes, bails of straw, bags of compost, soil amendments, muscles and green-themed costumes helped to build four organic garden beds in under two hours. Now this amazing family in the NoPo community can grow healthy fruits and vegetables for years to come!

 

We were able to connect with the head of fundraising and events, Jason Skipton to learn a little more about this amazing organization:

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Portland Parks

Summer Free For All empowers Portlanders to create and cultivate community by providing free, accessible, family-friendly summer activities that celebrate our city’s growing cultural diversity. Click here to view the events scheduled for this summer.

 

PDX Green Team is proud to be certified as ADU Specialists

Portland is leading the country in sustainable housing as well as ADU construction. With specialty training from Earth Advantage, our team is excited to help our clients understand the world of Accessory Dwelling Units.

As our population increases and urban areas become denser, adding additional living space to an already existing property allows for rental income, multigenerational living, and flexibility of housing as an owner’s needs change through the years. The city of Portland is offering incentives for ADU construction, but they are not guaranteed forever. If you are thinking of building an ADU, now is the time! Our team can help answer your questions and connect you with resources to make the goal of building an ADU a reality.

Want to learn more? Here are some wonderful websites and classes that can help!

City of Portland’s Development Services – Our city’s guide to designing, building and permitting your ADU

Accessory Dwellings – A grand source of ADU info compiled by the local expert Kol Peterson

Small Backyard Homes –  A course on ADUs offered by Portland State University

Looking for a home with an already-built ADU? We can help with that too. Give us a call and we’ll help get your search underway.