Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, board members Chelsea Powers and Stephenie Frederick testified at City Council on behalf of accepting the intergovernmental agreement for the Safe Routes to School sidewalk infill grant. The motion passed with full support of the commissioners! Our thanks to the hard working folks at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for keeping this project moving through the lengthy process. Look for your neighborhood representatives after the 4:12:00 mark in the official City Council video linked below. To view the presentation given by PBOT in detail, click here.
Join Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association for our February 2019 public board meeting, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). We will have State Representative Karin Power as our special guest speaker! Doors open at 6:30PM. Everyone is welcome!
UPDATE from the Office of Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, February 7, 2019:
Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Senior Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 9th from 10 am – 2 pm has been POSTPONED. We will announce the rescheduled event date as soon as possible. If you have questions you can contact Hayden Miller at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-401-2099.
This Saturday, February 9, 2019, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson will be hosting the second Multnomah County Senior Resource Fair from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the East Portland Community Center! RSVP via Facebook here. This event is an opportunity to provide easy access to resources that are valuable to older adults in our community. The theme of this year’s event is “Resiliency and Aging”, and will feature a panel discussion on preparedness and aging moderated by Commissioner Vega Pederson.
YOGA CLASS: Tuesdays, 1:00-1:50PM, Manor House. Optimize your overall well-being with yoga. All levels welcome. Taught by Jill Russell or Kelly Carsley. $10 LBG Friends, $12 non-members.
WINTER INTEREST WALK: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00AM-12:00PM. Join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick on a winter garden highlights walk. Free for LBG Friends/$5 non-members. Pre-registration requested
WHY THERE ARE WORDS PDX: Sunday, February 17, 4:00-6:00PM. Six acclaimed authors will read from their work on the theme of Peace & Justice. WTAW is an award-winning national reading series that we are fortunate to host at the Garden, thanks to Virginia Brandabur and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. The $10 requested donation benefits the garden.
BEDROCK THEATRE: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00-8:00PM. An evening of live music and storytelling with Bedrock Band. This inaugural Bedrock Theatre event kicks off the Garden’s partnership with Bedrock in presenting seasonal events that connect audiences with the environment. Suggested $5-25 donation; no one turned away. Proceeds benefit the garden. Click here to learn more!
BENEFICIAL INSECTS WORKSHOP: Sunday, March 3, 1:00-3:30PM. EMSWCD is presenting this workshop at the Garden on how native insects keep gardens healthy and thriving. Click here to register!
SPRING GARDEN FAIR: Saturday, March 16, 10:00AM-2:00PM. Seed Exchange, Tool Sharpening, Kid’s Nature Walk at 11:00AM, Ethnobotany Tour at 1:00PM, Stone Cabin Open House, and mini-cupcakes while they last!
NATIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 6, 9:00-11:30AM. EMSWCD will provide information on the benefits of gardening with native plants, which ones do well together, and other tips on growing natives. Click here to register!
Interested in getting hands-on experience in wildlife monitoring? Come to our Lamprey and Steelhead Surveyor Orientation to learn how you can help us document the distribution of native fish species throughout the watershed.
Want to improve habitat quality? We have several invasive removal and native species planting restoration work parties this month, all leading up to our largest event of the year- our 21st annual Watershed Wide Restoration Extreme! Choose from ten locations to help us weed, plant, and mulch our way to a healthier watershed. To thank you for your hard work rejuvenating this unique watershed, there will be free pizza parties at two locations. Register soon before your ideal restoration destination fills up!
Are you looking for an amazing summer camp for your youngster right here in Brentwood-Darlington? Look no further than Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors at our very own Learning Gardens Laboratory! This local nonprofit brings hands-on ecology experiences to area youth in grades K-6th. Click the links above to learn more and register your child today!