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CROWDRISE : Apr 01, 2011
Tax ID: 93-1262735
BASED: Portland, OR, United States



Our Mission

Support our mission by creating your own fundraiser.

Over the past twelve years Garden Partners has provided 14 therapeutic horticulture programs annually to over 160 elders in care facilities across Portland, Oregon.  In addition, we have conducted successful therapeutic horticulture programs with over 50 at-risk youth from 2008 through 2010.

Our work has changed lives.

Garden Partners is now planting the seeds to establish a centralized, permanent urban farm location, while continuing and adding to, our community enriching, life-altering programs.

In other words we are expanding, while contracting.  

Our goal is to connect with the community at-large, as well as incorporate  therapeutic horticulture programs to address the mental, physical and social challenges faced by seniors, veterans and at-risk youth.  Our hands-on farm will offer educational opportunities and interactive programs for all ages and with luck it will be smack dab in the middle of the City.

Research data show (it's out there everywhere!) that intergenerational, therapeutic horticulture dramatically improves the lives of all who participate. It is socially inclusive and creates a healthier community. 

And the urban farm will simply be, super cool:

  • Living Classrooms- raised beds for edible teaching
  • Oregon Hanging Fruit Classroom- permanent garden filled with Oregon's finest: Hazelnut, Pear and Apple trees, Blueberry and Raspberry Bushes, Pinot Noir Grapes
  • Collective Farm and CSA- volunteers get a portion of weekly harvest
  • Barnyard- Goats, Chickens, Bees oh my!  Learning lab about all the great creatures Portlandians can have in their backyards - and food to boot!
  • Building that houses a restaurant, wine bar and rooms for classes
  • Greenhouse- year-round teachable space and the sparker of life
  • Seasonal Farmer's Market
  • Films and Lecture Series
  • Hands - on learning everywhere!

We've set a goal of $50,000 to provide the crucial framework to Raise the Barn and Build a Farm!


Spread the word to your network, become a fundraiser for Garden Partners,  do a little garden dance and most of all - help us, anyway you can to bring this incredible project to fruition.

The community of Portland, Oregon will thank you!


Gretchen Fogelstrom
Executive Director
Garden Partners

Tax ID: 93-1262735 •


Plant the Seed

Plant the Seed

Amount Raised:



0% Raised of $50,000 Goal