The Sauvie Island Center provides local children with unique experiences on a working farm, helping them to make the connection between the food they eat, farming, and the land.
After 15 years of operating on the grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park and the Sauvie Island Growers farm, the Sauvie Island Center will be moving down the road to Topaz Farm, but we need your help! Don't worry, we don't need your pick up truck. What we do need is support (in the form of contributions) for setting up the new site and transitioning programs.
We want to ensure that all students visiting the new site experience the same quality programming that we have been known for during the past 15 years. We're busy preparing the soil to plant our new Grow Lunch Garden and laying out a bee wheel, which will support our pollinator curriculum. There are boxes to move and supplies to purchase. Here are just a few of the ways that you can help:
- $10 buys gently-used rain gear(coat & boots) for students visiting in the fall,
- $25 pays for starts of green leafy vegetables to be planted in the Grow Lunch Garden,
- $50 covers one spoke of the four-season bee wheel,
- $100 pays for the truck to move the tools that maintain the Grow Lunch Garden
- $200 pays for tilling the new Grow Lunch Garden.
Your support, whether it’s $10 or $200, will give us the breathing room that we need to ensure that we’re being intentional in both creating this new site and in giving children the magical experiences that they deserve when visiting the Sauvie Island Center.
Our new location and partnership with Topaz Farm will allow us to retain the best of our existing curriculum, while expanding our educational toolkit and offering even more opportunities for inventive, engaging, farm-based learning. We hope to see you on the farm sometime soon!
For more information about our programs and the move visit www.SauvieIslandCenter.org.
Visit www.TopazFarm.com for more information about farm activities including berry picking, summer concerts, farm to table dinners and corn maze excitement.