Seeds for Soul Food, represents our work at Village Gardens. Each year community leaders, neighbors, partner organizations, funders, and volunteers plant the seeds to grow a more just food system in Portland.
Our Winter Campaign goals are focused on the seeds for success in 2013: growing our network, engaging individual donors, reaching our fund raising goal, and recruiting volunteers.
Winter Campaign Goals
Grow our network – We hope that our work can help to support positive community development in other areas around Portland and the country. Help us spread the word. Share about our projects with everyone you know. Our goal is to reach 1,000 likes on facebook this winter.
Engage individual donors – Your contribution will empower Village Garden’s community leaders to strengthen their community by creating an accessible local food economy, encouraging positive food and health choices, creating opportunities for economic development and a vibrant community of diverse people and cultures. Our goal is for 200 individuals to support the work of Village Gardens by making a donation this winter.
Reach our fundraising goal – Our winter fundraising goal is to raise $30,000 dollars. In 2013 Village Gardens plans to focus on Growing a Neighborhood Food Hub: by Supporting families to launch small market garden and farm businesses, creating a community incubator kitchen in partnership with the Village Market community-run health corner store, and establishing a seasonal community street farmers market in New Columbia. The project will support the development of a full-system, comprehensive approach to ensuring a just and thriving neighborhood food economy by supporting vibrant sustainable farms and gardens, healthy people, and strong community relationships. This is real Soul Food.
Recruit volunteers – Our programs are led by residents of the communities we work in, but it takes a village to improve our food system. Join our team in 2013 and volunteer with one of our programs. Our goal is to recruit 40 volunteers for 2013 this winter.
Join our village. Plant a Seed for Soul Food this winter.
Grab your very own Village Gardens Soul Food T-Shirt at the Village Market this week. T-shirts are only $15. All proceeds from T-shirt sales support Village Gardens programing. Show your enthusiasm for Village Gardens with this stylish t-shirt or grab one for a friend!
Village Market is located in N. Portland at 4632 North Trenton Street
Save the Date for our Winter Campaign Celebration
Join us for an evening of celebrating the seeds of 2012: the passion, dollars, volunteers, sweat, advocacy, and yes, vegetable seeds that made this year a success. Listen to the Soul Food Stories told by community leaders and staff.
Find out how you can join our Village in planting the Seeds for Soulfood in 2013! Make a contribution, pick-up your own Soul Food T-shirt, learn about volunteer opportunities in 2013, and listen to Village Gardens season highlights and vision for 2013.