We have uploaded the map to this year’s neighborhood-wide yard sale this Saturday July 18 from 10AM-4PM throughout Overlook.
Yard Sale and Free Share 2015 is coming up soon!
Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19.
Over 50 households participate in this fun annual event. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors – and reduce, reuse and recycle! We have online registration this year that is open now. Households that sign up will be marked on the map and on our website, and in published listings. Suggested donation $10 to cover printing and advertising costs.
The map will be available here July 15th so you can plan your treasure hunting route!
More info and registration HERE.
For those who like to plan ahead, here are the locations of the garden tour stops for the Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour this Saturday. Please note Trillium School is open only from 10 to 11 am. Please respect the privacy of our generous tour hosts by only visiting during tour hours. Hope to see you on the tour!
Map/Tour Guide PDF here:2015_garden-tour-guide
Open 10 am to 11 am:
Tour stop 1: Trillium Charter School 5420 N. Interstate Ave. – Kid’s garden activities
Open 10 am to 3 pm:
Tour stop 2: 1624 N. Emerson St – Mason Bee demo from 11-12
Tour stop 3: 1930 N. Skidmore St.
Tour stop 4: Attunement Center 1722-1723 N. Blandena – Seed swap and Plant Exchange, Village Building Convergence Site
Tour stop 5: 2311 N. Blandena St. – Backyard Habitat Certification Information
The tour is self-guided, feel free to start at Trillium School or any location. The route this year is easy to walk or bike. Kids and service animals are welcome but please leave pets at home. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday! June 6th
Trillium Charter School, 5420 N. Interstate Ave. 10-11 am
Four Neighborhood Gardens 10 am to 3 pm
The Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 6th from 10 am to 3 pm. Start at Trillium Charter School (open from 10-11 am) or one of the four garden sites nearby (open from 10 am to 3 pm, map available here soon.) Get ready to be inspired by pesticide-free gardens that with showcase edible landscaping, mason bees, chicken keeping, an outdoor kitchen, a permaculture homestead, backyard habitats and much more!
Suggested dontation $5
Contributions benefit the Pesticide Free Neighborhood Project
More details here soon.
Please join Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, Overlook Neighborhood Association, and Sustainable Overlook to celebrate the famous and magnificent tree that was the namesake of Madrona Park. As you may know, this sentinel tree fell down on a windless day in February and has now been brought back to the park to serve as a nurse log for the bluff’s fragile habitat.
This dedication will honor the Madrona tree’s cycle of life by celebrating with food, heritage tree coaster/necklace souvenirs, historical information and fun kids’ educational activities, as well as information about future restoration efforts and volunteer opportunities in the Park.
When: Wednesday, May 20 6:45 pm
Where: Madrona Park at 2499 N Wygant (limited parking please use Wygant, Humboldt or Alberta to access the park)
Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.
Join Sustainable Overlook for the next general meeting on 3rd Thursday, May 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm at New American at 2103 N. Killingsworth Ave.
We’ll be discussing the upcoming Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour (6/6), reviewing recent events and discuss neighborhood sustainability topics. Summit agenda items to email@example.com or just come to the meeting!
Food and beverages available for purchase.
Tomorrow! Sunday, May 3, 10 am to noon
See the our neighborhood flora in a new way as Rewild Portland’s Sarah Hill interprets the weeds and wild plants along our bluff and around the neighborhood. In this intro level walk, participants will learn the principals of gathering wild plant foods, focusing on harvesting ethics, basic plant ID, and common edible ‘weeds’. At the end of the walk, participants will be able to sample a few dishes made with locally harvested wild foods, and have the tools and resources to begin exploring the world of foraging. Rewild Portland aims to reconnect people with the ancestral skills and knowledge we were all once rooted in, and by doing so spur regeneration for the land, community and self. Suggested donation $10.
Dress for the weather, bring gloves and a small digging tool (optional) and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when you register if you want to try recipe samples.
Meet at 10 am at the picnic shelter at Overlook Park. We’ll end up at the Historic Oak meadow on the 3900 block of Overlook Terrace.
A message from Sustainable Overlook steering committee member and summit organizer Josh Cabot:
We want to send a BIG thank you to everyone that came out last month and participated in our neighborhood’s first Sustainability Summit. There was so much to cover and so we just made a few first steps, but it’s a tremendous start!
A few of the big ideas that percolated out of the day included:
A more thorough summary can be found on the Summit page here.
If you have other ideas, please do share them with us! Everything we talked about at this summit is achievable if we all lift a little bit.
If you did not get a chance to leave feedback for us about how the day went and how Sustainable Overlook is doing in general, please email comments and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this helps us sustain our momentum going forward toward greater health, livability and resilience. Now go out there and help make it happen!
KGW Ch. 8 news featured our project to become a pesticide-free neighborhood. Check out the video here: “Portland Neighbors Pledge to Stop Using Pesticides.” February 23, 2015
Edible Plant Sale
Create an abundant food forest in your yard or just add a few fun fruit and berry bushes to your landscape. Resilience Design Landscaping is holding a pre-order plant sale with pick-up at the Sustainable Overlook Spring Gardening Fair. Order from a selection of hardy fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines, plus veggie and herb starts and seeds. Offerings will include apples, persimmons, blueberries, rhubarb, kiwi and much more. All the plants are locally grown (many right here in Overlook) and are organic and/or Salmon Safe Certified. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Sustainable Overlook’s neighborhood outreach projects and pesticide-free Arbor Lodge Park.
Order forms are available at www.resiliencedesign.com. Pick up your plant order on Saturday, April 18th and check out our spring info fair in front of New American with natural gardening resources from Metro, co-sponsor North Portland Food Not Lawns and more.