Jan 31, 2011

Greetings, my Dear Neighbors!

I wanted to let you guys know about our future Native Plant Garden, if you don't know already....

<< This great project is paid for by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District SPACE Grant . We were awarded $1,500 for the Community Resource Native Plant Learning Garden! >>

Yellow Wood Violet Sword Fern Nootka Rose Douglas Aster Oxalis

Native Plant Garden
first planting day on February 19th!

The garden will replace existing turf and become new habitat for wildlife (while improving soil, water and air quality.)

The garden will be located adjacent to the parking lot and right along the sidewalk on Martins Street.
The hope is that (one day) the garden will have little plaques with the native 'plant names' so that it can become a learning resource for our community.
I think this is a great project for the young and old! We'd love to see some little kids getting their hands dirty while learning about our native plants.
Please let me know if you are interested in helping in ANY way! Spread the word!
  1. We need Volunteers to Plant on Feb 19th - 1:00 pm - this will be fun and quick
  2. We can pay someone to de-sod, rototill and amend the soil. (This needs to be done at least a few days prior to Feb 19th.)
    We will need to rent the equipment (unless we can find someone to donate the equipment for a day.)
    Let me know if you are interested... or if you know someone in our neighborhood who would like to get paid to do this work (or volunteer)

  3. A Truck to haul the bare root plants from EMSWCD Native Plant Sale on Feb 19th (10 or 11 am)
    EMSWCD is located at 5211 North Williams Ave
  4. An open-bed Truck to haul mulch to the site from Mt.Scott Mulch  (this can be done whenever you are available.)

Thanks to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for this great opportunity!
. It's not too late for you to order the great-priced natives for your own yard...check out their website for more info.

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