Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 9 guests online.

Biking Tour of Community Gardens!

Sunday, August 1st, 10 am to 1 pm Meet at the Alberta Co-op parking lot: 1500 NE Alberta St.


The Alberta Co-op invites all interested community members and garden enthusiasts to a biking tour of community gardens in NE Portland on Sunday, August 1. It'll be a great opportunity to see the variety of ways people are gardening cooperatively in the city. We'll meet at the Co-op at 10 am, and depart for the first garden at 10:15. We'll also be taking a short break for a lunch picnic in Fernhill Park, so bring along a lunch or something to share! The tour should wrap up around 1 pm.


The gardens we'll be visiting are:


Woodlawn Community Garden, located in the Woodlawn Neighborhood in NE Portland. The site has about 15 rented Portland Parks & Rec plots and shares its site with Woodlawn elementary school. Portland P&R uses the children's space to operate a number of gardening programs for children. This garden is in the heart of Woodlawn Park and has enjoyed hosting a number of different projects, including a Thai water jar that holds about 200 gallons of rain water.


Oregon Food Bank's statewide headquarters are located in NE Portland between Columbia Blvd & Marine Dr. The Eastside Learning Garden is located on the south side of the property. Oregon Food Bank's Learning Gardens are vibrant gathering spaces, bringing the community together to grow vegetables, relationships and hope. The Learning Gardens offer programs to address the root causes of hunger through increased nutrition, community food security and self-reliance.


The Urban Farm Collective is a collective of gardeners in North and Northeast Portland, gardening in various unused places like empty lots and backyards, and also gardening in our own backyards. All the produce grown in these gardens comes together at a weekly barter market, held Sundays at 2pm at the corner of N Mississippi and N Fremont. Everyone who contributes, whether it's land, labor, or their own homegrown produce, is a member of the collective and is entitled to some of the harvest.


See you there! www.albertagrocery.coop