All posts by joanne

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 »

Field Trip Gratitude

Field Trip Gratitude
April 30, 2015 No Comments »

For the third year in a row, Food Front Cooperative Grocery has provided scholarship funds allowing students from Rieke Elementary to spend the day with us on the farm.  Right after the field trip this spring, we received a nice ... Read More »

Farm to School and Back Again

Farm to School and Back Again
February 6, 2015 No Comments »

Once again we’ve had the chance to take pieces of our curriculum to the classroom this winter. Thanks to a grant from East Multnomah County Soil & Water Conservation District we’re visiting James John Elementary classrooms multiple times in between their ... Read More »

We’ve come a long way

We’ve come a long way
January 22, 2015 No Comments »

Ten years ago this May 27th a big yellow school  bus rolled into Howell Territorial Park. The students on that bus were the first to participate in our field trip program.  In the ten subsequent years we’ve served nearly 10,000 ... Read More »

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