Soak-It-Week Bucket Distribution a Success!

BDNA hosted two great events to distribute buckets for Soak-It-Week!

Thanks to BDNA Board members Loralie, Stephenie, and Chelsea, community member Kim, Lents Youth Initiative intern Esme, and Jim from Trees for Life Oregon for working these events! Collectively, BDNA has given away over 100 buckets so far! Check out pictures from the events below.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

Soak-It-Week Second Bucket Distribution TODAY!

Our second Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening TODAY Saturday, June 19th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready to water your trees!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! Send us a message and we’ll make sure you get your buckets.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

Soak-It-Week First Bucket Distribution this Saturday!

Our first Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening this Saturday, June 12th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready for labeling!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! We’ll be distributing buckets again at the same place and time on June 19th.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

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.

B-D Community Stands for Black Lives Peaceful Gathering

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Join your community nightly beginning Monday, June 8th, 2020, 6:15-7:15PM, at the intersection of SE 72nd Ave and SE Flavel Street to show support of and solidarity with our BIPOC neighbors.

BDNA Note: This is a neighbor organized event. We do not have more details than shown on the graphic.

LGL Distanced Plant Sale – Round 2

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We will be hosting a second plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 11-2. Please read below to learn about the new varieties we will have available. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details! (RSVP on Facebook here!)

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LGL Socially Distanced Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!

The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!

The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!

All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:

  • Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
  • Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
  • Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
  • Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
  • Spinach: Bloomsdale
  • Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
  • Romaine: Paris Island
  • Collards
  • Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Chard: Rainbow
  • Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
  • Dill: Bouquet, Tetra

Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.

If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.

When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.

We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.

We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.

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.