POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020
(Portland, OR) –
Portland Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Portland Community Garden at Glenhaven Park. The Glenhaven Community Garden is the latest of 57 Portland Community Garden citywide. The site provides 32 garden plots for people to grow healthy, organic food for themselves and their families.
The Glenhaven Community Garden was developed through a partnership with Grow Portland, with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District providing $15,000 for the project. Portland Community Gardens are fenced areas with individual garden plots ranging in size from 10 by 10 feet to 20 feet by 20 feet. Gardeners have access to water and onsite storage for tools and equipment.
The grand opening celebration on Saturday, February 29, from 10am–11:30am is free and open to all. The Glenhaven Community Garden is located on the west end of Glenhaven Park (7900 NE Siskiyou Street) near the tennis courts. The event will include light refreshments and family-friendly activities, including face painting and planting flowers.
The Glenhaven Community Garden replaces one formerly at Madison High School which closed in 2018 when the school expanded. Contractors working with Portland Public Schools on the Madison High School renovation salvaged the shed, raised beds, and informational kiosk from the Madison Community Garden and stored them during garden construction so they could be reused in the new garden.
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