Donna, AAS Horticulture
Phone: 503 422 9056
Growing food has been a passion of mine for as long as I remember, my journey in food production started out as a necessity for feeding my family. I think it became an obsession somewhere along the line. From receiving food at the food bank to volunteering 30 hours a week at the local food bank in Tucson Az, To teaching others to grow while doing my Ameri-corp position with Growing gardens as a mentor of new gardeners and facilitating workshops in vegetable growing. To creating a 7000 sq ft children’s garden, to teaching gardening to children at our local schools. I saw how food, children and community came together. It's about passion, so I made it a priority. Now I farm full-time.
In addition to growing on all our farms I continue to keep my 800 sq ft garden space at Brentwood Community Garden for my family, as well as maintain my commitment to feeding those in need by planting vegetables and maintaining a row for the local food bank.
My educational background is June 2006, Horticulture AAS Clackamas Community College. Clackamas, OR. Aug 2004, Horticulture Therapy Certification program, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Robyn, AAS Horticulture
Phone: 971 506 6508
Hello, I am originally from southern Idaho, I moved to the Portland area about 6 years ago. I first fell in love with this area on a vacation during Portland’s wonderful spring downpour. Everything was so incredibly green and vibrant. What a beautiful place to grow food and plants.
After several years assisting the public at a retail garden center, I decided to continue my education at the area’s top horticulture school, Clackamas Community College. Less than two years later, I have my degree!
Organic farming is one of my passions. Eating food that is fresh, safe and local is imperative. Being able to provide a sense of community associated with the operation of growing good foods and eating them, is important. Helping people realize this goal is an amazing feeling.