Sunflower Farms Partnership
One way Positive Charge! PDX "amplifies kindness" is by shining the spotlight on other nonprofit gems. One of our newest partners is 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.
LEND A HAND ON THE FARM!
The growing season is in full force, and Sunflower Farms needs your help! On July 17, we'll be hosting a Family Fun Day at the farm in conjunction with the Portland Timbers & Thorns FC Stand Together Week. You'll be weeding, cutting flowers, harvesting vegetables, and removing invasives. Join us and save the planet one garden at a time! Kids ages 10+ welcome with adult supervision.
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 is picking up fresh eggs at the farm every Thursday morning and delivering 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 will deliver fresh produce from Sunflower Farm. Many thanks to our Egg Breggade volunteers!