Fix-It Fair Community Resource Guide – Environment, gardening and yard care

Resources for healthy, affordable living – and peace of mind – from experts and your own community.
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City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Green Street Stewards Program

The Green Street Steward Program allows Portland community members to participate in the care and maintenance of the city's green streets through simple activities such as picking up trash, removing leaves and debris, and occasional weeding and watering. Participating in this program is a rewarding way to contribute to the community and help keep Portland’s rivers clean.

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Treebate Program

Environmental Services is investing with you in a cleaner, healthier Portland, one tree at a time. Get a one-time credit on your City of Portland sewer/stormwater/water utility bill for planting a tree in your residential yard. Purchase, plant, and apply between September 1 and April 30.

City of Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

Each fall Portland Urban Forestry gives away hundreds of trees for people to plant on their private property. Homeowners can share their interest in getting a tree and we will contact them when registration opens in fall 2021.

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)

EMSWCD is a public agency whose mission is to help you care for land and water. Join us for free workshops, reach out to us for technical assistance and resources, apply for a grant, learn about our Headwaters Farmer Incubator Program, and more!

Metro Regional Government Natural Gardening

Metro is the Portland area tri-county regional government. Our programs provide education and resources for reducing home pesticide use and encouraging beneficial wildlife through native plantings and adding habitat to home gardens.

Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program

Dedicated to cultivating resilient and healthy communities through sustainable horticulture education rooted in science.  We provide accessible and equitable garden education, offering reliable gardening resources and guidance to support sustainable and successful gardening.

Portland Audubon & Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Do you enjoy gardening and want to make your outdoor space welcoming for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators while helping the environment? The Backyard Habitat Certification Program (a collaboration between Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust) is a program that provides support, resources, incentives, and recognition for community members who seek to create habitat where they live or gather.