Sauvie Island Center Event Celebrates
National Farm to School Month
Portlanders will gather on the rooftop of the Ecotrust building for
an evening of farm-fresh food, local beer & wine and a lesson about farm-based education.
PORTLAND, OR – On October 11th the Sauvie Island Center will host Farm to City, a combination eco-happy hour and Farm to School Month information session. The event, sponsored by Artemis Foods, will feature farm-fresh hors d’ oevres prepared in part with produce grown in Sauvie Island Center’s own Grow Lunch Garden. The Garden is a row planted, tended and harvested by visiting elementary students. Additional produce will be provided by Sauvie Island Organics. Guest will hear from Portland-area leaders in the Farm to School movement and enjoy the premiere of a new, short video about the Sauvie Island Center. Succotash, a local American roots music band, will provide live music. Local beer and wine will be available for purchase.
WHAT: Farm to City: a celebration of the Farm to School movement, featuring farm -fresh
WHEN: Thursday, October 11th – 5:30 PM
WHERE: Rooftop of Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave.
WHO: Cory Schreiber, Sauvie Island Center Co-founder and
TICKETS: Available at http://www.sauvieislandcenter.
About Sauvie Island Center
Established in 2005, the Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. Shari Raider, owner of Sauvie Island Organics, founded the center in response to frequent requests for farm tours she received from local schools. Ms. Raider teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and recruited educator-volunteers to develop the farm-based, hands-on curriculum. This year, the Center will host more than 1250 children, which represents a significant increase over earlier years. Approximately 60% of schools visiting the Sauvie Island Center receive Title 1 funding and are only able to participate in field trips though the Center’s scholarship program.