We love healthy food, happy neighbors and living in the Columbia Gorge. Grow Organic™ wants to help you in your organic goals be they big, little or on the horizon. Look to Grow Organic as your Hood River source for organic farm and garden supplies and a variety of related products (kits and materials) for D.O.Y. (Doing Organic Yourself). Research based, up-to-date information is key to your success so we’ll coordinate regular workshops, classes, events and maintain a research network designed to help you in getting your questions answered.
We are located at 2035 12th Street in Hood River. It’s the yellow building where The Farm Stand use to be.
Our Spring and Summer Hours are:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
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Who We Are?
Jeff and Ketrina live in a “remodeled” dairy barn on 14 acres bordering the Hood River. Both confess to a colorful history as DIYers that features a wide range of engaging challenges. From the long and complex (i.e., energy efficient home remodeling) to the short and simple (i.e., canning plums), we’re always looking to find healthy and interesting ways to do things.
Ketrina grew up on a hobby farm in California’s Santa Monica mountains. She learned from her parents how to garden organically, ride horses, milk goats and raise bees, chickens and rabbits. Her mom taught her how to bake bread and sew, which are still favorite hobbies. After studying American history and art in college, she worked as a curator at a historical museum. She learned how homestead families adapted to the local area collecting oral histories, interpreting artifacts for exhibits and presenting public tours and lectures. Museum work led to a teaching degree at OSU and work as a co-op preschool instructor and a licensed elementary-level teacher.
Jeff is an avid skier and kayaker who followed a naturalist’s meandering trail of rivers and mountains through Colorado, New Mexico and California to Hood River, Oregon. Along the way, he studied anthropology, journalism and animation. He currently owns his own web development company, but is looking forward to getting out behind the desk more often. In his spare time, he works on our land and grows much of the fruit and veggies we eat (organic of course)!