Many people contributed to the success of our 3rd annual garden Sustainable Overlook Garden tour.
Special thanks to our garden hosts who so generously opened their gardens (and homes in two cases): Ann and Neal Forsthoefel, Jan-Marc and Barbara Baker, Robert and Sharon Sullivan, CJ Tabor, Mike O’Brien and family, Kerri Creager and family, Nikkie West, Sorrel and Chris Arends, Ruth Oclander and family and Leslie Lewis.
Thank you to our community partners who spent the day sharing resources with tour goers: Dahwiya and Christy from Oregon Right to Know GMO labeling campaign, Katie Meckes of East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Nikkie West of Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Kevin Scribner of Slow Food Portland, Ruth Oclander and Greg with Friends of Overlook Bluff.
Thanks to businesses who joined us for the tour: Lory Duralia from Bosky Dell Natives, Jan-Marc Baker of Jan-Marc Wine Cellars, Hannah Nickerson of Rain City Gardens, Greg Haines of Ecoroofs Everywhere and Leslie Campbell of Habitat Landscape Design,
Thank you to tour coordinators Mulysa Melco and Ann Forsthoefel and to Sustainable Overlook steering committee members Leslee Lewis and Josh Cabot for their many contributions.
Volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to Alison Bingham, Brenden Butler, Jane Finch-Howell, Wanda Auger and Kathie Brandini and all the friends and family members who pitched in.
New Seasons (Arbor Lodge) for providing the refreshments at the pre-tour reception.
Good Sport Promotion – for donating bike rack rental.
Camera Graphics – for doing a fantastic job printing tour materials.
The Xerces Society for donating a raffle prize.
Resilience Design for donating a raffle prize.
Thank you to Metro for their continued support of the Pesticide Free Overlook project and valuable natural gardening resources.