Help Mary Seed Our Future

Mary CircleWhat grows on a farm? We believe kids do.

Mary Rait, Board Member

Hi Friends,

I’m on the Board of the Sauvie Island Center because I want every child in the Portland area to be able to explore an organic farm, pick vegetables straight from the field and pop them in their mouths, and learn about healthy soil and pollination.  My daughters got opportunities like this, but more than half of the kids we serve each year are seeing a farm for the first time, and having their only day of outdoor education.  I hope you’ll help us expand our programs by supporting our 10th Anniversary Donor Drive.

Thanks in advance for your support! – Mary

Help us grow.

For more than 10 years, the Sauvie Island Center has helped Portland-area children dig into the dirt and learn about food and farming through our educational programs on the Sauvie Island Organics farm and in Metro’s Howell Territorial Park.

Join the Seedling Society – our monthly giving program. Membership is the most efficient way to support our work, putting more of your money directly into farm time for children.



“I’d rather have kale than candy!” – Montclair Elementary School Student

“Eating vegetables is like a rainbow in your mouth.” – Ayalet, Summer Camper