Lengthen the life of your garden tools and make work easier by getting tools sharpened.
- A sharpened pair of pruners, a shovel with a good clean edge, and a well-tuned grass push-mower can make gardening easier and more enjoyable.
- Sharpening4U and Al’s Lawnmower Sales and Service, and some nurseries, like Garden Fever, offer sharpening services.
Borrow tools you only need seasonally.
- Portland’s tool lending libraries are filled with garden tools large and small. Some also offer seed lending libraries! Find libraries in NE Portland, SE Portland, North Portland and the Lents neighborhood.
Get questions answered.
- Call or email your gardening questions to Master Gardeners for expert advice.
Plan your garden calendar.
- Use Portland Nursery’s handy vegetable planting and harvesting calendar.
Share the bounty – If you expect to have a wealth of edibles, consider donating fresh fruit and vegetables to a nearby food pantry. Or if you can’t use your own garden, share it with others!
- Plant a Row for the Hungry – this webpage, put together by the Oregon Food Bank, is filled with great local resources for vegetable gardening and fresh food donation. Or go right to finding a local food pantry here.
- Portland Fruit Tree Project – sign up to have volunteers pick the fruit and donate 50 percent of it to food pantries.
- Farm My Yard creates easy ways for homeowners to offer their yards to those who would like areas to farm and cultivate.
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