Guest Post: People of B-D MVP #1

This article is reposted with permission from the admins at People of Brentwood-Darlington and is from a series they are doing featuring neighbors who make a difference in the Brentwood-Darlington community.


Originally published August 3rd, 2020:

Good morning, Brentwood-Darlington! We bring you our first #POBDMVP post highlighting the folks in our neighborhood keeping community alive with their small businesses, nonprofits, and behind-the-scenes organizing. This week, meet Vicki Geistlinger and The Moose Lodge.

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LGL Harvest Share of the Week

Share in the Harvest and get a taste of Learning Gardens Lab (LGL) through their new Harvest Share of the Week fundraiser!

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Description from LGL: This is what an early summer share might look like: a head of ‘Copenhagen market’ cabbage, several ‘cube of butter’ and ‘dirani’ squash, two artichokes, a bunch each of parsley, scallions, and lavender, plus two bags of beautiful mixed lettuce greens (not pictured).
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Children’s Concert and March for Change

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Join our neighbors in Foster-Powell for a children’s Black Lives Matter event at Essex Park hosted by Green Tulip Preschool. Special performances by Habiba Addo, Olive and Dingo, and Jessa Campbell and the Saplings! Masks and social distancing protocols recommended. For more information see the graphic below or click here.

Oregon DOJ Community Conversations in July

From Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) website:

Community Conversations
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What Gets in the Way? LET’S TALK ABOUT…

  • Your experiences with Institutional racism and implicit bias
  • Oregon’s new hate crime law
  • How Oregon DOJ can engage with your community

The time for meaningful change is now. Help us open pathways to justice & support for marginalized & oppressed people in Oregon.

For more information, dates, and times, click here.

Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Multnomah County Master Gardeners are partnering with Sparrowhawk Native Plants for a pop-up plant sale!

Order online March 1st-15th, 2020 at sparrowhawknativeplants.com and pick up Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at Learning Gardens Lab (6801 SE 60th Ave, 97206) in Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, SE Portland.  Experts will be on hand at the pickup event to talk about pollinators, water conservation, native plants, and sustainable gardening from 10:00AM-4:30PM.  If you missed the order window, shop the Overstock Flash Sale at the end of the pickup event, 4:00PM – 4:30PM.

Click here for information on ordering.

Click here for more information on pickup.

Volunteers needed at Lane Food Pantry!

Lane Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help set up, run, and clean up the Lane Middle School food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact Maria Velez (503-954-9236) at Latino Network know if you are available!

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ZUMBA Returns to Woodmere + Survey

ZUMBA is coming back to Woodmere Elementary School!!! Kristen is so excited to be back in her Community and Woodmere is more than excited to have her amazing energy back!! Please take the poll below to help choose a time on Wednesdays for this great class.  Enter your email address if you’d like to join the class or know more!

Project Community Care Day is August 24th!

Join Brentwood-Darlington schools Whitman Elementary School, Woodmere Elementary School, and Lane Middle School/ACCESS MS for Project Community Care Day! Saturday, August 24, 9AM-12PM! This is a family-friendly event with jobs at all levels of ability. Bring water, gloves, and tools, if you can. (Be sure to label your items for easy retrieval!)