Final Spring LGL Work Party and Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab: 

Work Party – Next Weekend!

Please join us for our final work party of the spring season on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Work party projects:

  • Mulch madness!
  • Sprucing up the student beds
  • Painting signs

Please bring your own reusable water bottle and a snack to keep you energized.

Plant Sale!

Our final plant sale of the season will be during the work party on June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Plants for sale include:

  • Summer squash
  • Various flowers
  • Herbs
  • Houseplants

Plants will be for sale inside Greenhouse 5. Cash or check only.

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Work Party and Plant Sale Reminder

A friendly reminder that our work party AND plant sale are happening next weekend, on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am-1pm.
Our work party projects for next weekend are:
  • Setting up drip-irrigation system
  • Installing a new sink at the water shed
  • Creating a bamboo fencing around the children’s play area
  • Pulling weeds
  • Cover cropping
Please remember to bring clothing appropriate for working outside (and sunscreen!), as well as a water bottle and snack.
The plant sale is cash only, and we recommend you bring a bag to carry plants home in. Can’t make it to this plant sale? Don’t worry! We have added another plant sale to celebrate our final work party of the season, taking place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

LGL Spring Updates

From Learning Gardens Lab:
Spring is finally upon us, and our staff is gearing up for warmer weather and transformation in the garden! Our first work party of the spring season is happening two weeks from today on Saturday, April 14th, from 10am-1pm. We recommend you bring your own water bottle and a light snack to stay energized. Please watch for a follow up email from us next week for details on work party projects.
Other work parties for the season to add to your calendar:
  • Saturday, May 12th, 10:00AM-1:00PM
  • Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Interested in volunteering more with us this spring? We will be holding a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, April 11th, from 12pm-1pm for anyone interested in learning more about what we do and how to get involved with us! If you are already familiar with LGL, please feel free to join us for our weekly volunteer drop-in hours:
  • Mondays, 9:30AM-12:30PM with Isabelle
  • Tuesdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Isabelle
  • Thursdays, 12:00-3:00PM with Brittnee
  • Fridays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Brittnee
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators with any questions or concerns you may have regarding volunteering at lglvolunteer@gmail.com.

Errol Heights Park Update

What’s going on with Errol Heights Park?  Portland Parks and Recreation has provided a multi-page FAQ to tell you just that.  View or download it by clicking here.

The Frequently Asked Questions contains information about the park design process from Portland Parks & Recreation, and the street improvement project from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This resource provides answers to these key questions:

  1. What improvements are planned for Errol Heights Park? How will the community be engaged in the process to shape improvements?
  2. Will the new park have a community garden?
  3. Does SE Tenino Court need to connect to SE Tenino Drive? Isn’t it better to remove this section of SE Tenino Court, and use the land for park space rather than a street?
  4. Why is Tenino Court being realigned to conflict with the existing community garden? Wouldn’t it be better to choose a new alignment that avoids the garden?
  5. What alignment options were considered for Tenino Court? What factors were assessed to make the decision on the realignment?

To learn more about the park and street improvement projects, visit:

Portland Parks & Recreation, Errol Heights Park Project www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/errolheights

Portland Bureau of Transportation, Errol Heights Street Improvement Project www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/75400

Hands-on Class: Raised Garden Beds

Are you considering building raised beds for your garden? Could you use a few tips on construction? The Demo Garden will hold a hands-on class on building raised beds Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. They’ll concentrate on wooden beds, but will talk about other techniques as well. As part of the process, you’ll build the first few raised beds for the new Annex garden. Use the 57th or 58th Avenue entrances, or the original entrance at 6801 SE 60th (a longer walk back to the Annex). Gloves might be handy, but otherwise just bring your hands and your brain. The general public is welcome. Send a note to DemoGardenNews@gmail.com if you plan to come.

 

LGL February Work Party

The Learning Gardens Lab is having a work party on Saturday, February 24th, from 10:00AM-1:00PM. Join them as they prepare for spring growth! Opening circle will begin promptly at 10:00AM.
There are several projects on the agenda for this work party, some of which will be dependent on the weather:
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Tool care & organization
  • Washing pots for seed starts and the spring plant sale
  • Seed propogation
  • Moving compost into Hügelkultur location
  • Transplanting asparagus
Please dress accordingly, and bring a snack and water to keep yourself energized. The next work party will take place on Saturday, March 10th.