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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

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City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Community Garden Safety Talk

East Portland Community Garden Safety Talk

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.