Save the Date! Ordering for fall plants starts August 15!

BDNA is partnering with Multnomah County Master Gardeners, PSU’s Learning Gardens Lab, and Black Futures Farm to offer this community event!

Plants for the Planet ~ Proceeds for the Community!

Online Ordering Starts Monday, Aug 15th

Sparrowhawk Native Plants partners with community organizations to provide over 100 species of habitat-friendly and climate-resilient plants to local gardeners. This fall, we’re teaming up with Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, and the Green Thumb Garden Site, Portland Community College Sylvania’s Habitat Restoration Team, Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Friends of Tualatin Hills Nature Park. By our powers combined, over 40,000 native plants will take root and about $20,000 will go back to these inspiring community partners.

Order plants starting on Aug 15th for Oct pick-up!

Concert in the Park this Friday, July 29th!

Summer Free For All Concert in the Park featuring Donna Jones and the Delegation
July 29th, 6:30-8:30pm at Brentwood Park

Join us for our first Summer Free For All Concert in the Park in Brentwood-Darlington!  We’ll be enjoying the sultry and soulful R&B sounds of Donna Jones and the Delegation at Brentwood Park while feasting on both sweet and savory items (available for purchase from on-site food vendors).  This all ages event is free for everyone to attend! 

Please note that Soak-It-Week blue buckets will be available for pickup from BDNA at this event. 

More information and the Summer Free For All events schedule at:

(Image from Portland Parks and Recreation’s official site for this concert.)

While you’re at the concert… Visit the Multnomah County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden ‘Ask a Master Gardener’ booth, get your gardening questions answered, bring home free educational materials and pick up directions for fun and interesting garden projects for all ages.

This family friendly event made possible by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and Portland Parks and Recreation

Emergency Cooling Center at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center

Too hot where you are?  Join us in the air conditioning and enjoy wifi and cold drinks, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27th from 1-8pm at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave). Water bowls and misters will be set up outside to accommodate pets. Everyone is welcome.

Please note that the community center requires masks be worn inside the building. Masks and sanitizer will be available on-site for your convenience.

Would you like to volunteer to help? Sign-up here!

More resources available at the links below.

Thank you to Kate Szrom at Portland Bureau of Emergency Management for helping BDNA make this cooling center possible.

(Edited to update hours 7/26/22)

July Soak-It-Week Happening Now!

It’s the first week of Soak-It-Week!  Do you have your blue buckets ready to go? It is especially important to water trees during this extreme heat.  If you still need pre-drilled blue buckets to support your yard trees, pick some up at the Concert in the Park (Friday, July 29th at Brentwood Park, starting at 6:30pm) or email us at to request buckets for pickup.

Reminder: No Work Group Meeting in July and August

A reminder from BDNA that the Work Group meeting is not happening in July and August.

Be sure to join us at the regular board meeting on August 4th to hear from a guest speaker on the Franz Bakery site. See the image below for Zoom meeting number and passcode.

Image description: The BDNA logo surrounded by silhouettes of different types of devices and people representing a virtual meeting. Text reads, “Virtual Public Board Meetings 2022. Day/Time: First Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. Meeting ID: 844 7484 3955. Passcode: bdna22. Everyone is welcome! More information at:”

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4th of July and Soak-It-Week Buckets at the Moose Lodge

Image Description: A brick red silhouette of a round charcoal grill on a blue background with a moose head logo and pennant banner above. Text reads, “Portland Moose Lodge #291 4th of July Block Party! NE Corner of SE 52nd and Flavel – 7414 SE 52nd. Enjoy live music, BBQ, art, games, and more! Monday 7/4, 2-6pm.

Everyone is invited to the 4th of July Block Party at Portland Moose Lodge #291(7414 SE 52nd Ave) on Monday, July 4th, 2022, 2:00-6:00pm! Enjoy live music, BBQ, art, games, and more!

Plus, pick up blue Soak-It-Week buckets and fire prevention materials from BDNA!

Image description: Blue 5-gallon buckets stacked upside down in a triangle formation next to a sign that reads, “Free watering buckets.”

Soak-It-Week 2022 Bucket Distribution TODAY!

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Our 2022 Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening TODAY Saturday, June 18th, 11:00AM-1:00PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready to water your trees this summer!  Join us at the Moose Lodge (7414 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206) to pick up your free buckets today, June 18th, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

June 2022 Public Board Meeting Agenda + Guest Speaker

The BDNA June board meeting features Guest Speaker Marisa A. Zapata, PhD, Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative at Portland State University.

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