Gorgeous Gardens in Brentwood-Darlington #1

This is an ongoing feature of beautiful gardens of neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington, Portland, Oregon. Want to submit your garden photos? Email us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com and use “Gorgeous Gardens” in the subject line. Please include 3-5 photos and a brief description, as well as the name you would like us to use.


[Image Description: Blooming trumpet shaped pink flowers with white accents among star shaped green leaves.]

Description from Featured Neighbor: Terri Parkin

This is a garden I planted in late spring. There is an array of colorful zinnias, a wonderful mix of cascade wildflowers, poppies, giant sunflowers, and nasturtiums.  I brought in premium soil and had it spread for this garden which is the ultimate cause of its success this year plus consistent watering in the morning and evening. I planted just wildflowers last year, but the soil wasn’t as rich as this and so I had a much happier experience this year.

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Resolve to Resist: A Civic Engagement Series

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Does your New Year’s Resolution include Making Change? Get a start by attending the YWCA’s Resolve to Resist Civic Engagement Series

Looking to make change this year?
Attend the YWCA’s “Resolve to Resist” series

Resolve to Resist: A Civic Engagement Series is two sessions to encourage women, and others, who don’t see themselves represented in the political arena to take the lead. The first session is Thursday, February 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Service Center, 4610 S.E. Belmont Street.

Session 1: Warm Up and Stretch is for people curious to get appointed and serve on local commissions, boards, and task forces. It will cover:

  • Getting appointed to local leadership opportunities
  • Serving on local commissions, boards, and task forces
  • Expectations, opportunities and barriers to civic involvement

Hear how others have done it: how they started and what their journeys looked like. Learn about culturally and gender-specific resources and leadership programs available to help you GET READY to RUN! Both sessions are informative and interactive.

For more information about the session, including accessibility accommodation, requesting childcare, and registration, visit the Resolve to Resist: Session 1 website.