First Annual Spring Fundraiser

Join Village Gardens for our first annual spring fundraising event, an inspiring opportunity to celebrate and learn about Village Gardens work to create a more just and healthy food system in Portland. The evening will include food from James Beard Nominee Cathy Whims of Nostrana, community participant presentations, brief videos highlighting program successes and a silent and live auction. 

Event Details

Friday, March 15 6:00-9:00pm

Bauccio Commons, University of Portland (Directions and Map)

Funds raised at this event will be used to further the work of Village Gardens. In 2013 Village Gardens plans to focus on Growing a Neighborhood Food Hub From Seeds to Sales 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.

Attend the Event

Individual tickets for our Spring Fundraiser are $40.

Buy Tickets Online ~ Purchase tickets online now and pick up your tickets at the door at will call.

Mail a Check~ Print out a registration form and mail your payment to Village Gardens, c/o Janus Youth, 707 NE Couch St, Portland OR, 97232. Tickets will be held at will call at the event.

Connect with Village Gardens Staff ~ VG staff and community leaders are currently selling tickets in person. Connect with Wasongolo, our Community Organizer, at to purchase tickets from a community leader.

Sponsor a Table

A Table Sponsor helps to support a successful event and fills the room with individuals interested in learning more about how Village Gardens is building a healthy, community-based food system. Your $350 table sponsorship includes 8 tickets to the event, recognition on table place cards, event program and online materials. Become a Table Sponsor online today.

Become an Event Sponsor

We are grateful for partner organizations, sponsors, funders, and volunteers who make our work possible each year. Please consider supporting the Village Gardens Spring Fundraiser by becoming an event sponsor. Download our Event Sponsorship Flyer or contact Amber Baker at or contact Rosalie at 503.542.4605 or for more information. Thank you for your support!

Many Thanks to Our Current Event Sponsors!

Thanks to our partners at Columbia Distribution, Deschutes Brewery, Widmer Brewery, Casa Bruno, A to Z Wineworks, Alpenrose Dairy, Dry Soda, and Batchpdx for the generous contributions to the dinner!