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Emerson Street Garden Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 20th, 1-3pm
Emerson Street Garden, 822 NE Emerson

Join your neighbors in celebrating nature’s bounty at this fun, family-friendly event. Learn about sustainable gardening, neighborhood history, and the inspiring story of the Emerson Street Garden. There will be a potluck, planting party, and pumpkin decorating for the kids!

At Emerson Street Garden we’re sowing seeds and growing community.

Contact Rob Rouse at 970-497-9053 for more information.

N/NE History & Storytelling

From Groundwork Portland:

A remarkable group of individuals have come together over two meetings at Reflections Coffee and Talking Drum Bookstore to plan an inter-generational exchange between community elders and King School students. Students in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next 5 weeks will learn from community members about their experiences growing food, living in N/NE, neighborhood changes overtime, and what it means to have a community garden in King Neighborhood today.

Students will be taking the stories and lessons they learn and creating art that will then go at the Emerson Garden site.

Would you like to participate or help?
Contact Cassie at cassie@groundworkportland.org or 503.662.2590

Groundwork Portland Seeks Funds to Meet Challenge Grant

From Groundwork Portland:

Groundwork Portland is actively working with the community to create the Emerson Street Garden, and with your support, will be able to start organizing East Portlanders to act on their right to live in a healthy environment.
Help us begin to meet our challenge grant from Spirit Mountain Community Fund to raise $53,600 to build up youth as leaders to restore land and watersheds. We are also looking for in-kind support for translation/interpretation, childcare, transportation for youth tours, and printing.
Please consider your commitment to these issues by becoming a donor to Groundwork Portland, supporting community-based development.
Just click here for a quick way to make a secure online donation, or go to our website: http://www.groundworkportland.org/contribute.html
Thank you!

Cassie L. Cohen
Program Director, Groundwork Portland
2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 662-2590

Groundwork Portland Houseparty

From Groundwork Portland:

You are invited to Groundwork Portland’s first houseparty!
This year, we were proud to partner with residents of all ages and diverse backgrounds to design the Emerson Street Garden. Groundwork Portland’s Houseparty supports sustaining our impact in the community through:

…Community-led development
…Equal access to parks and open space
…Increased local harvest of fresh fruits & veggies
…Civic engagement and local job creation
…Developing our youth as leaders

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 17th for an evening of food, fun and connection. Please RSVP to Cassie Cohen –info@groundworkportland.org (503) 662-2590

Wednesday, November 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #101

Emerson Street Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony a Success

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate progress on the Emerson Street Garden. Many neighbors and supporters from diverse backgrounds and age groups came to appreciate the new community design for the garden, the cleaning of contaminated soil, and most of all, great entertainment, food, art, and people.

Respect and gratitude to our funder, EMSWCD, and all the volunteers, performers, organizations, businesses, and friends who helped make Saturday come to life. The celebration was a great reminder of how to truly make this an inclusive community garden and space, built through the voices and decisions of many leading the way.

Groundwork Portland will continue supporting the community to convert 822 NE Emerson Street into a garden. The Emerson Working Group will meet this Thursday night. These meetings are for making decisions on how to advance the garden. All who are interested are welcome to come.

Date: Thursday, August 5th
Time: 6:30-8:00
Location: The Kennedy School — 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. — in the outdoor courtyard connected to restaurant
Transportation: Bus #72, 73 (or call 503.662.2590 if you need transportation assistance)
Language: call 503.662.2590 if you would like translation/interpretation