Monday, March 30, 2009

Thanks again to Lucy!

We enjoyed the privilege of having Lucy Hardiman join us at our past meeting and share about her experience and knowledge related to the community gardens system in Portland. She also made reference to a few examples of note outside of our city for those of you interested in learning more:

Seattle's P-Patch Program
Boston's Natural Areas Network Community Gardens
Atlanta's Community Gardens Project

Keep an eye out for the April issue of Horticulture Magazine and look for her piece on community gardens across the nation.

Lucy also kindly passed along a list of local resources and partnerships. Some have been referenced before, others are new. Please take a bit of time to look into those of interest to you and feel free to share your findings and thoughts with the group!

Local Community Gardens:
Portland Community Gardens
Neighborhood Notes: Portland Community Garden Directory
Oregon Food Bank Learning Gardens

Local Farms, Learning Programs & Non-Profits:
Zenger Farm
Luscher Farm
Sauvie Island Center
Janus Youth Programs

Garden of Wonders Food and Garden Education Program
American Society of Landscape Architects: Oregon Chapter
The City Repair Project
Growing Gardens

Local Nurseries & Agricultural Resources:
Pistils Nursery
Livinigscape Nursery
Concentrates, Inc.
Green Posting
Edible Portland
Food Alliance
Oregon Tilth

Local Food Source:
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Urban Edibles

Connect and Let Your Voice be Heard:
Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council
PSU Community Development Student Group
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Coalition for a Livable Future
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon: Food and Farms

Grow your Skills & Knowledge:
The Master Gardener Program
Portland Permaculture Institute
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon

1 comment:

Andrea Downing said...

Thank you Lucy! It was such a great talk - I am excited to see how our group grows and gets involved in the community over the next year!


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