October 23, 2012
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