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!
- See Trillium Charter School’s organic roof top garden where outdoor education and food production happen.
- Mason Bee demos and learn how you can encourage pollinators in your yard
- Seed and Plant Swap as part of the Village Building Convergence at the Attunement Center, a permaculture homestead site
- Visit a Certified Backyard Habitat and learn how each of our yards or balconies can offer valuable habitat
Suggested dontation $5
Contributions benefit the Pesticide Free Neighborhood Project
More details here soon.
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.