Thirty-five people turned out for a safety talk at an East Portland community garden this last week. Members called us with their concerns after a series of thefts and vandalism. Crime Prevention Coordinator Yolanda S led a training addressing their concerns about safety, car prowls and talked about crime prevention strategies. She also encouraged members to connect with neighbors and other regular users of the park and organize member gatherings to get to know members who work in the garden. We hope members will follow up on her suggestion to host a vegetable exchange party.