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The Grow Lunch Garden is Moving

The Grow Lunch Garden is Moving
April 5, 2017 No Comments »

The Grow Lunch Garden (GLG) is a row planted, tended and harvested by visiting kids! It is where seeds are planted, flowers are eaten and food is grown! For the past few years the GLG has been located on the ... Read More »

Welcome our New Executive Director

Welcome our New Executive Director
February 24, 2017 No Comments »

We are thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Elizabeth Schmitz. Her first official day on the job will be March 6th. Elizabeth is a native Oregonian, but until recently has been the driving force behind numerous environmental education initiatives in ... Read More »

Pollination Celebration

Pollination Celebration
February 6, 2017 No Comments »

Come meet these hard working friends of the farm at Pollination Celebration, our annual event in support of  National Pollinator Week. Pollination Celebration, which will  be held on the grounds of Howell Territorial Park and the Sauvie Island Organics farm on 6/17 ... Read More »

Farm Fresh Recipes for Kids

Farm Fresh Recipes for  Kids
October 18, 2016 No Comments »

Thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, we are sending kids from North Portland home with bundles of farm fresh veggies and custom cookbooks. On the farm, we spend a lot of ... Read More »

Did it Grow in Oregon?

Did it Grow in Oregon?
October 3, 2016 No Comments »

Did it Grow in Oregon When students arrive for farm field trips we always ask them what they think they’ll see growing on the farm. We hear all kinds of different answers from “bananas” to “carrots.”  Thanks to a new ... Read More »

volunteering is good for you!

volunteering is good for you!
August 16, 2016 No Comments »

Whether you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that will get you outside, or an internship to round out your skills and experience, we’ve got a few different ways you can get involved with Sauvie Island Center.  Volunteer Farm Educators lead ... Read More »

Sitton Elementary and Sauvie Island Center Partner on Place-Based Education Pilot Program

Sitton Elementary and Sauvie Island Center Partner on Place-Based Education Pilot Program
September 9, 2015 No Comments »

This year we are excited about the opportunity to partner with three third grade classes at Sitton Elementary School in the St Johns neighborhood for the second year of a place-based education pilot project.  Thanks to funding from the East ... Read More »

Spotlight on Metro

Spotlight on Metro
September 4, 2015 No Comments »

Do you know Metro? If you don’t, you should.  Metro works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area to chart a wise course for the future while protecting the things we love about this place. Metro also ... Read More »

Whole Foods Market Raises Funds for Sauvie Island Center

Whole Foods Market Raises Funds for Sauvie Island Center
August 26, 2015 No Comments »

On Wednesday, September 16th the Laurelhurst and Fremont locations of Whole Foods Market hosted a benefit day for the Sauvie Island Center. Together the two stores raised more than $4900, which represents 5% of the entire day’s sales, to the ... Read More »