Spring B-D Neighborhood Clean-Up Cancelled

Due to current concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and social distancing guidelines from Governor Kate Brown, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association has cancelled the May 2nd, 2020 Spring Clean-Up. We hope to offer a more robust event in September at our Fall E-Recycling.

LGL Socially Distanced Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!

The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!

The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!

All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:

  • Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
  • Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
  • Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
  • Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
  • Spinach: Bloomsdale
  • Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
  • Romaine: Paris Island
  • Collards
  • Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Chard: Rainbow
  • Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
  • Dill: Bouquet, Tetra

Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.

If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.

When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.

We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.

We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.

BDNA Board Elections POSTPONED

Board elections are POSTPONED until at least June 2020, as per recommendations from SE Uplift and approved through a vote at our April 2020 virtual board meeting. We appreciate the neighborhood’s understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation.

Interested in joining the BDNA? We have lots of opportunities to contribute! See below for our general and elected positions.

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Hope City Church Donates $1,500 to BDNA!

Despite the cancellation of their annual Orange Egg Drop in Brentwood Park, due to COVID-19, Hope City Church donated $1,500 to Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!

Left to Right: Brian Becker, Pastor at Hope City Church and Chelsea Powers, BDNA Board Chair
Description: A man and woman stand in a sunny park holding an oversized check.

Four years ago, Hope City Church began offering a voluntary donation ticket for the Egg Drop and has since raised thousands of dollars for BDNA. We look forward to partnering with them on this event again next year. Click here to find out more about virtual services at Hope City Church.

(This generous contribution would normally go towards free community events and neighborhood improvements. At this time, BDNA is brainstorming ways to put these funds towards relief efforts in the neighborhood.)

Virtual Conversation: Grow Your Own Food

Join neighborhood farmers and growers for a free virtual community conversation and Q&A!

March 30, 2020 from 6:30-8:00PM via the Zoom platform (you can also participate via phone). To register email wildgrownpdx@gmail.com.

Interested but unable to attend? Don’t worry! The conversation will be recorded and posted following the event. We look forward to connecting with you!

Virtual Air Quality Meeting with DEQ

Meeting about Air Quality near PCC – ADOBE CONNECT

Due to health concerns, this meeting will take place virtually using a program called Adobe Connect. You can participate using a computer or smart device using the link below. To call in using a phone, dial the toll-free number and enter the participant code. Questions? Contact Lauren Wirtis at DEQ.

Join the online webinar: http://ordeq.adobeconnect.com/deqpdx

Call in to hear the audio:  

·         Dial: 1-866-377-3315

·         Participant Code: 7625693 <— Please note the correction from the graphic above!

Having trouble? The participant code is for audio only. The webinar is slide show only. Click on “guest” then type your name.

BDNA Events Cancelled Through Early April

Updated March 18th, 2020, based on orders from Governor Kate Brown.

Due to health concerns, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is cancelling all meetings and events through Mid-April end of May. Please see the list below, which includes events that BDNA was partnered on that are also being cancelled and/or rescheduled. We will work to find virtual meeting solutions and other ways to support the neighborhood during this time.

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