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Feb 05, 2014

Village Gardens to Hold Second Annual Spring Fundraiser

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 6 - 9 pm

Location: Bauccio Commons, University of Portland

Individual Tickets: $50 – purchase online

Join Village Gardens for the Second Annual Spring Fundraiser on March 14. Guests will enjoy dinner from James Beard Nominee Chef Cathy Whims of Nostrana while learning more about our work to create a more just and healthy food system in Portland. The evening will also feature community participant presentations highlighting program successes and both a silent and live auction.

Funds raised at this event will be used to strengthen the work of Village Gardens through our many programs. Please help us:

  • Support Food Works youth as they grow into strong food system advocates
  • Assist community leaders in operating the Village Market, Portland’s first nonprofit healthy corner store
  • Develop powerful community organizers addressing community health issues through the Community Health Worker program
  • Strengthen channels for food access and social capital through community gardens, the urban livestock project, market gardener and micro-enterprise projects

Visit the Village Gardens website for sponsorship opportunities and to download an event poster. 


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