Back by popular demand, we are having our unofficial Independence Day Parade! Join us this July 4th for a fun, low-key event. Special thanks to community members Xeandra and Dunja for pulling this event together. Want to see a bigger event next year? Contact us and help with the 2018 planning!
July Topic: Irrigation, Water Management, & Fruit Monitoring When: Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: Green Thumb Community Orchard is located at SE 57th & SE Cooper St. Map it!
Get outside, meet new people, learn about holistic urban agriculture, and care for a public space that provides fruit for the community, including people who are experiencing barriers to acquiring fresh produce. No registration necessary, just show up and get ready to enjoy the orchard. Projects for the day may include learning about irrigation, weeding and mulching.
appropriate clothes for the weather and working outside
pen & notebook for learning session (optional)
your personal pruning tools (optional)
NOTE: If you bring any of your own tools or supplies make sure to mark them as your own so they don’t get mixed up with the others!
We’d love it if you came out to share a beautiful day in the orchard with us! For more information, contact Kelly at Green Thumb Community Orchard.
April 6th, 2017 @ 6:30PM (prior to our regular monthly Board Meeting).
This is an informal, networking and connecting for the entire neighborhood and beyond our boundaries. We’ll have tables staffed by Living Cully, Portland Bureau of Transportation, PSU students, the Artistic Darlings, Girl Scouts, and more! Join us and grow your network.
The Master Gardeners at the Demonstration Garden are announcing a new class on Plant Propagation open to both Master Gardeners and the public held on Saturday, April 1st, 9:00AM-12:30PM, and repeated on Saturday, April 15that the same time. The class will be held at Greenhouse #5 (southern-most) at the Learning Gardens Lab.
This class is “hands on”. You’ll learn about, and try your hand at cuttings, layering, division, suckering, offsets, grapes, fruit tree grafting, and even seeds! The classes will be limited to 24 students and will divide into four groups to visit four stations on different topics. To register, send an email with the subject, “Propagation Class”. You will receive an email response letting you know are accepted and specifying any things you should bring with you. You will also receive a response if the classes are full. We look forward to seeing you in class. We will be gardening, so expect to get your hands dirty!
Participate in a PSU focus group! You are invited to a conversation to help create a more connected, fun and welcoming Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. Join us for activities and discussion to develop a shared vision for your community and meet some friendly faces along the way.
Events are open and welcome to the community, but are limited in size so, reserve your spot today! Each participant is entered into a drawing for either a Fred Meyer gift card or day passes to the Mt. Scott Community Pool!
Focus groups will be held in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Childcare and dinner will be provided at the Brentwood Community Center. We are trying to hear from a wide-range of community voices, please pass this information along to people you think would be interested! Specific Facebook events are listed below. Please RSVP for the appropriate session.
The time to comment in support of Brentwood-Darlington’s Safe Routes to Schools and Greenway project is now through November 7th!
Below is a message from Meesa Long, the champion of this project:
Time for Comments in Support of our RFF Grant to Repair Duke and Flavel’s Sidewalks and get an Ogden-Knapp Greenway! There are chances to speak at meetings, but I will write about that more later.
To comment, or read about the meetings, please click on the link below. Then click the “Share Your Thoughts through Nov. 7th– Comment Now” on the right hand side and then “Begin Using Map”. Click on our project (the rectangle in the middle) and “Comment Now” on the left hand side. You can write as many comments as you want. I recommend at least three per person to really stack it – one for Duke, one for Flavel, and one for the Greenway. Of course, add as many other comments as you like!
We have come so far, and this is a simple task compared to what we have already pulled off, so please comment, comment, comment!!! Thank you!!!!
Click below to view the map and comment. Have questions? Email us!