Woodstock Gives Back

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Join Woodstock Community Business Association on Sunday, September 19, 2021 for their annual community day of giving!  Click here for the list of participating businesses and organizations, charities being supported, and prizes available to win (choose “Woodstock Gives Back” from the top tab).  Woodstock Community Business Association supports businesses in both Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington. Learn more at their website.

Final Call for Free Gardening Program

Final call for Fall Gardeners – Free Gardening program!

Growing Gardens is signing up families to participate in their Home Gardens program. They support you with garden beds, seeds, plant starts and educational resources for 3 years for FREE. Families or individuals who have limited resources or are on SNAP will qualify for the program. Contact Gabi at (628-400-7345) or gabi@growing-gardens.org before Fall sign-ups close next week!

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BD Community Clean Up & Picnic this Saturday!

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From local Facebook group Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors:

Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up and Picnic
Date:
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Location: Brentwood Park (6550 SE 60th Ave), meet near the tennis courts
Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM Park Clean-Up, 11:30AM – 3PM Neighborhood Picnic

Please join us for a park & neighborhood clean-up in the morning and party in the afternoon!
We will be meeting by the tennis courts & have coffee, water, snacks, some clean up supplies, and PPE donated by local healthcare union OFNHP and other neighbors. Consider bringing gloves and any clean-up equipment you currently have on hand. Sharps containers will available with help from SOLVE.

After the clean-up there will be a picnic for families to get to know each other. Please bring a lunch or buy food from It’s Nacho Problem, a local food cart. There will be a hot wing eating contest, and Mending Bloc will be there with mending kits and other knowledge! Music and fun for all!

Hosted by the admins of Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors group. Please join us on Facebook if you live in the neighborhood. We’d love volunteers to play music or help out. Please reach out in the group with any questions.

Community Care Day 2021 TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, August 28th, is the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Community Care Day for 2021 from 9AM-12PM! Support our three Brentwood-Darlington Schools by joining of the events happening. Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please see below for notes from each of our local schools.

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Master Gardeners Demo Garden Reopens to the Public!

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From Multnomah County Master Gardeners:

Come visit us! The Multnomah County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in SE Portland is now open to the public!  After a very long and bumpy road since March of 2020, we can now invite anyone who wants to visit to stop by and check out our garden.

The garden occupies around an acre of land. It includes raised garden beds where you can see different gardening techniques for growing a variety of vegetables, small fruits, and herbs. Visitors to the garden can observe a variety of growing methods, from trellising plants to pruning methods. You can ask questions of the knowledgeable gardener volunteers. Produce harvested at the garden is donated to local food banks. 

The garden also boasts several perennial beds with informational signage to educate visitors. We follow organic gardening practices; our garden is a Certified Backyard Habitat space and is striving to become a pollinator parkway in SE Portland.

Visit the garden throughout the spring, summer and early fall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 12noon. Other days are sometimes available.  

The garden is located in SE Portland. Our pedestrian gate is on SE 57th Ave just south of Duke. Parking is on the street on the east side of 57th at that gate. Simply follow the short gravel path to the garden. We hope to see you there soon! 

Come work with us! A simple orientation process is all that is needed to be cleared to work beside us and learn with us. All levels of gardening experience are welcomed!Contact information: linda.goldser@multnomahmastergardeners.org

LGL Harvest Share of the Week

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Learning Gardens Lab (LGL)‘s first Harvest Share of the season opens for ordering tonight, Monday, June 21st!

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Warming + Charging at B-D Community Center on February 19th

Neighbors have partnered with the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and Impact NW to open a warming and charging center at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave) on February 19th, 10:00am-2:00PM. Free WiFi access, drop-off charging, and hot coffee, tea, and pastries courtesy of neighbor Gillian W at Starbucks.

Come by, warm up, charge your devices, check your messages, vent with fellow neighbors. We hope to see you there! Please wear a mask and practice good social distancing standards. (Masks available on site if you do not have one.)

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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