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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

We reached our 1,000 Gardens goal!

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,

and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

- President Thomas Jefferson                                      

Join Nick, the Portland City Council, and our Community Garden partners to celebrate the successful completion of our 1,000 Gardens initiative at City Hall today at 9:30. 

The 1,000 Gardens initiative sprung from the City's Climate Action Plan, which included a goal to increase the consumption of local food.  To help create a more healthy Portland, the City vowed to develop or facilitate 1,000 new community garden plots by the end of this year.

Now, thanks to the efforts of our non-profit partners, businesses, public schools, and community members, we have reached our goal.  1,000 new gardeners can now enjoy the benefits of growing their own organic, sustainable, low-cost, healthy food.

The celebration appropriately lands on National Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Portland Parks & Recreation's Community Gardens Program staff will share the 1,000 Gardens story, and explain how these community garden plots will help improve the long-term health of our community, and the health of our planet for years to come.

1,000 Gardens Celebration

Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave
Council Chambers, 2nd floor
9:30am - 10:30am

1,000 new community garden plots goal reached; other Northeast Portland Wednesday news
Larry Bingham in The Oregonian