Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events
The bridge at SE 122nd Ave is OPEN!
PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 13th, 9:00AM (LBG Friends), 9:30AM (general) to 2:00PM at Floyd Light Middle School.
SPRING BIRDS IN THE GARDEN with Laura Whittemore, April 21, 9:00AM- 12:00PM This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Meet at the Manor House. $30 General/ $25 LBG Friends
SHINRIN YOKU TOUR, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00AM – 12:00PM Leach Garden is a powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow, and creek side.
BOTANICAL ECO-DYEING, April 28, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process and you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. Cost: $125 general/$115 LBG Friend. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies.
CREATING WILDLIFE HABITAT TREES, Saturday, May 4, 11:00AM-12:30PM More than a quarter of woodland wild-life species use dead and dying trees for food, shelter, and cover. Learn how snags can be coaxed into critical habitat with Board Certified Master Arborist and PCC instructor Anne LeSenne. Meet at the entrance to the Claybourne Parking Lot. $25.00 General/$20.00 LBG Friend
NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP Saturday, May 11, 1:00-4:00PM Join Jess Tyler for an overview of Oregon’s native bees, an examination of bees through dissecting scopes, followed by a chance to catch and release some as we take a guided tour through the Garden. $20 general/$15 LBG Friend
CHILDREN’S NATURE FAIR, Saturday, May 18, 10:00AM-2:00PM Please let Annie Winn know if you’d like to volunteer!
LILLA LIT, Sunday, May 19th, 4:00-6:00PM. We’re thrilled to announce Lilla Lit, a new signature literary reading series held at Leach Botanical Garden. Please join us for the inaugural Lilla literary event on the East Terrace to hear from these six acclaimed Portland authors: Justin Hocking, Apricot Irving, Keetje Kuipers, Nastashia Minto, Liz Prato, and Liz Scott. $10 suggested donation at the door.
Save the date! Hopecity Church’s 8th Annual Egg Drop at Brentwood Park is Saturday, April 13th, 2019!
- Sunday, March 10th: Pre-Registration in-person at Hopecity Church
- Monday, March 11th: Open online registration (always free for the Brentwood Darlington neighbors – but it sells out in less than a day!)
Generous neighbors who purchase a donation ticket directly benefit the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association. Last year’s donation from this event was over $2,000! The BDNA is grateful to Hopecity Church for using their event to give back to our neighborhood.
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!
From Portland Parks and Recreation:
Help us develop the final design for Errol Heights Park!
December 1, 2018, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave (cafeteria)
We have received hundreds of comments about what makes Errol Heights Park special and the types of activities people would like to do there in the future. Based on that feedback, we now have a proposed design for the park.
Join us for this family-friendly, interactive event to help us review and refine the final recommended design.
Can’t make the open house? Take the online survey, open Dec. 1 – 16.
Over 100 people shared their ideas for park programming at the October open house. You can see what they said in our outreach summary on the project website.
Questions? Contact George Lozovoy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 503-823-5595.
Thank you to everyone who attended our event! It was great to see so many neighbors come out to vet their potential elected officials. If you missed our Portland City Council Candidate Debate on Saturday, April 14, 2018, you’re in luck! Andrew from Village Portland made a great recording of the event, complete with marked time stamps to make it easier to get to the issues that matter most to you!
Events like these don’t happen overnight. They take hard work and dedication from many volunteers, as well as contributions from the community. Which is why we have so many huge thank yous for this event!
-Thank you to our hard working volunteers from Brentwood-Darlington, Montavilla, Lents, and Foster-Powell!
-Thank you to The Gathering Church for letting us use their space and equipment!
-Thank you to Andrew Wilkins from Village Portland for recording our event!
-Thank you to Signing Resources & Interpreters for providing our ASL interpretation!
-Thank you to AlmaLuna LLC for providing our Spanish translation!
-Thank you to New Seasons Market, Puddletown Bagels, and Bee’s Cakes for donating refreshments!
-Thank you to Philip Wolfe, Julia DeGraw, Nicholas Sutton, Corky (surrogate for Nick Fish), Felicia Williams, Loretta Smith, Stuart Emmons, Andrea Valderrama, and Jo Ann Hardesty for participating in our event!
-Thank you to everyone who attended this event!
Love what we do? JOIN US! Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is having board elections on May 3rd at our monthly meeting, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). For more information, click the link above or visit us on Facebook.
Join EPIC for their bi-monthly meeting!
Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00PM
East Precinct Community Room (727 SE 106th Ave, 97216)
Keynote Presentation: PPB Traffic Division
Most of us drive to get to where we want to go. Usually we feel safe on the road, but who do we expect to help us when something goes wrong? Who investigates serious vehicular injuries and fatal collisions? Who enforces DUII laws and major traffic crimes? Who provides traffic control for parades, demonstrations and motorcades?
Captain Mike Crebs will address these and other questions about the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division on Wednesday January 24th.
Other agenda items:
Vision for East Precinct
Name Recognition Interaction
Please bring a friend or neighbor. This is a meeting that you won’t want to miss! For more information, contact Dave Smith at Dave.Smith@portlandoregon.gov.
“Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon,” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97214.
This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about free this community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503)232-0010 ext 319.
It’s that time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival at the Learning Gardens Lab. Bring the whole family for a celebration of autumn with us 🍁🍃🎃! They will also be hosting a donation drive for Puerto Rico.
Check out the farm stand, pumpkin patch and get a garden tour from their wonderful staff and volunteer members! There will be kids activities and crafts such as posie making and pumpkin painting. Rain or shine they will be out there! Don’t forget to stop by the BDNA table and say, “Hi!”