Angela Hedstrom (she/her)

Community Food Systems Manager, Ecotrust

Procurement Regional Hub Coordinator

Portland Metro Region

I work with partners in the PDX Metro area and across the state to increase locally-sourced and culturally-relevant foods in school meals, snacks, and learning activities, from early childhood through high school. I also serve as the statewide farm to early care and education (ECE) contact, providing technical assistance and training for 

I have been a Universal Pre-K teacher, lead farm and garden-based field trips with preschool and elementary aged children, and supported a variety of educators, school nutrition professionals, and producers with technical assistance.

(503) 467.0790


Amoreena Guerrero (she/her)

Youth Grow Program Manager, Growing Gardens

Education Regional Hub Coordinator

Portland Metro Region

I got involved with school garden work in the spring of 2002 when I had the opportunity to take a course at University of Oregon called "School Gardens" it was taught by Emily Dietzman who was a grad student at the time and also headed up School Garden Project of Lane Country which was just becoming an educational nonprofit in Lane County. During the course I had the opportunity to volunteer with the after school garden club at River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary and instantly fell in love with garden education! I knew from that moment that I wanted to support getting gardens in all schools and support teachers to utilize those spaces to the benefit of children!

Youth Grow is committed to providing access to farm to school and school garden resources and opportunities to school sites throughout Portland and the broader metropolitan area. We also offer limited, free school garden design consultations, program consultations and occasional webinars and network gatherings.

(541) 250-1760 (please call or text only between 9-4, M-F)