Story by Abby Warren
On October 1st excited neighbors and friends, civic leaders, and garden partners from the City of Portland came together in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood to celebrate the opening of the Sumner Street community garden at NE Sumner Street and 47th Place.
This opening marks Portland’s 38th community garden with Clarendon, Frazer and Kenton gardens scheduled to open later this Fall and into the Spring.
The Sumner Street garden will provide the Cully neighborhood, an area with a combined waiting list of over 100 people who would like the opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, over 30 200-sq-ft foot plots. Plots will be assigned by October 15th for the 2012 growing season. To register for a plot visit the Portland Community Gardens Website.
A sincere thank you to the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District who helped tremendously with the funding of this project, as well as to Friends of Portland Community Gardens, Cully Association of Neighbors (CAN), and Columbia Ecovillage for their continued support.