Entries by Emma Guida

Summer camp is right around the corner!

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer. Here at Sauvie Island Center we’re starting ramp up our summer camp planning, and we couldn’t be more excited! SIC Farm Camp is outdoor experience where children are outside all day, every day soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. Each day at camp is a […]

Leaves are falling on the farm

Here we are, with only three weeks of fall field trips left. We can hardly believe it! This season has been full of sun, rain, wind, new faces, familiar faces, changes, plants, worms, and lots of excitement. As we begin to reflect upon the fall season, we thought we’d share some highlights and developments: Our […]

Reflecting on winter and thinking about spring…

Although the winter was a period of change for us at Sauvie Island Center, we had an amazing time visiting various Portland public school classrooms and talking to students about where our food comes from, and what jobs are involved with getting it from the farm to the grocery store. Winter visits are special to […]

Another great Family Farm Day

We love Family Farm Day at Sauvie Island Center! Usually we only have kids out on the farm, so we’re always excited to invite families and friends out to learn and explore, as well. This year we had over 100 family members come out to spend the day on the farm with us. Families traveled […]

Fall 2018 – a great season!

It’s finally reached that time of year… as we tour the garden with students, identifying which stage of their life cycle our plants are in, we find that most have entered the “death” stage; we’ve been tasting mustard greens and kale for weeks out on the farm; and we find ourselves putting up more and […]

Fall Family Farm Day!

We’d love to see you and your family out on the farm Friday, October 12 for our Fall Family Farm Day! This is a day off from school, so be sure to take full advantage and head out to Sauvie Island Center for a morning of tasting, exploring, and learning together on the farm. The […]

Fall Cookin’ Day wrap up

Well, another Fall Family Cooking Day has come and gone… and it was a great one! Parents and kids alike loved the farm fresh, Latin-inspired fare we cooked up. We started out with a trek to the garden and the farm (and didn’t let the rain scare us away!), and picked some yummy kale, tomatoes, […]

Fall on the Farm

Week three of Fall field trips is upon us, and we couldn’t be happier with the way this season is shaping up! We have a great group of committed staff and enthusiastic volunteers, and together we’ve planted seeds, held worms, and tasted kale with almost 200 Portland students. Fall is harvest time on the farm, […]

Farm Camp wrap up

Wow! It’s August already, and our Summer Farm Camp season has come to a close. We’re sad to see it go, but excited to share some wonderful stories from this summer at Sauvie Island Center. We served 127 students across six weeks of camp this summer, more than ever before! Together, our five amazing staff […]