The Rose City Park Neighborhood Association (RCPNA) plans to incorporate and demonstrate the following sustainable design practices in the garden: a native bio-swale, water harvesting, edible perennial shrubs, and pollinator plants.
In 2009, the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association (RCPNA) identified Frazer Park as a location to build a community garden. In 2011, Portland Community Gardens Program, Friends of Portland Community Gardens, RCPNA, and Depave worked together to remove asphalt and start construction of the new garden. A grant, submitted by the Friends of Portland Community Gardens, included the following partners: Portland Community Gardens Program, Friends of Portland Community Gardens, Depave, RCPNA, Albina, Head Start, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Funds for a portion of the cost were provided by a grant from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and a gift from the Portland Parks Foundation.