Story by Abby Warren
Community gardens are so highly revered by many Portlanders for a multitude of reasons. Two of the main reasons being that they offer us opportunities to connect with other engaged community members, and they bring us bright, bountiful, HEALTHY produce!
Both of these functions are in full swing as a scorching August winds down bringing produce; and an eager harvest time peeks its head around the corner prompting a time to gather in support of each other.
On Portland Community Gardens' Facebook this week, a butternut squash is pictured, highlighting the abundant harvest at Kenton. To sign up for a community garden plot where you can start to grow your own delicious harvest-time surprises, visit Portland Community Gardens' website.
Of course, creating a place where such beautiful abundance can be produced takes a good deal of commitment and resources. Help Brooklyn neighbors create their own garden at the Brooklyn Garden's silent auction. The auction will take place on September 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tastebud restaurant on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.
The funds raised at the auction will help to match a grant the garden recently received from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to help pay for the installation of a water meter and shed materials.
What: Fundraiser for the Brooklyn Community Garden, Silent Auction
When: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. September 23rd
Where:Tastebud Restaurant- 3220 SE Milwaukie Ave