Help Shari Seed Our Future

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

Shari Raider, Board Member

In 2005 I co-founded the Sauvie Island Center. I wanted all kids to have a chance to visit a farm. To learn about where their food comes from, how it is grown and how farms interact with the larger landscape. Since 2005 over 10,000 kids have tasted vegetables right from our fields and in the process have learned about healthy soils, composting, pollination, seeds and more… I know you agree that kids need these experiences. Experiences that help them to better understand their world. 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. More then half the classrooms need scholarship dollars for field trip fees & transportation. Thank you for helping to bring this enriching experience to all kids.

– Shari

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