Sunflower Farms Family Fun Day
Sunday, July 17th, 11am - 2pm
We are super proud to announce that, in partnership with Focus on Youth, our
Sunflower Farms Family Fun Day, scheduled for Sunday, July 17, is one of 28 volunteer projects selected for the Portland Timbers and Thorns' Stand Together Week.
We are inviting families of every order to lend a hand to weed, cut flowers, harvest vegetables, remove invasives and more at Sunflower Farms, a small SW neighborhood farm run by Focus on Youth.org that donates all its produce to local food pantries.
This is a perfect opportunity to bring (grand)children and share your love of gardening
with the next generation, planting the seeds of appreciation for the natural world,
as well as the seeds of philanthropy.
All volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers and Thorns' community outreach platform, Stand Together, benefit organizations focused on youth, the environment, and social equity.
Since 2012, Stand Together Week has mobilized 6,575 volunteers to provide
the Portland metro area with 22,244 hours of service at more than 276 events
benefiting youth and the environment.
Check out videos recapping two of the previous years:
Space is limited for this special event.
Please click here to register.
Sunflower Farms Partnership
One way Positive Charge! PDX "amplifies kindness" is by shining the spotlight on other nonprofit gems. Outside of the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC Stand Together Week, we have an ongoing partnership with Focus on Youth, a local organization headquartered at Sunflower Farms in the SW neighborhood of Garden Home. This partnership is a win-win: Both our orgs prioritize putting an end to food insecurity.
FARMING TO BUILD RESILIENCE &
END FOOD INSECURITY
Since 2003, Focus on Youth has profoundly transformed the lives of thousands of at-risk and houseless youth through sustainable gardening, healthful cooking, and photography.
Organic vegetables grown at Sunflower Farms as well as their farm-fresh eggs are helping to reduce food insecurity for youth, low-income seniors, and families—as Sunflower Farms donates all its vegetables and eggs to Outside In, Neighborhood House, and the St.Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Positive Charge! PDX Weekly Egg Br"egg"ade
Sunflower Farm is also home to 30 beautiful chickens—and those chickens lay eggs! Teaming up to help, the Positive Charge! PDX Egg Breggade picks up fresh eggs at the farm every Thursday morning and delivers them to Outside In. The eggs are used for meals for houseless youth and/or offered for the free farmer’s market serving at-risk youth in downtown Portland. When the weather warms and the gardens are full, we also deliver fresh produce from Sunflower Farm. Many thanks to our Egg Breggade volunteers!