Tomatoes

Thanks to a generous donation of heirloom, organic seeds from Victory Seed Company and starts from Good Natured Gardens, we have a gorgeous array of tomatoes, crazy, beautiful ones I’ve never seen before!!! Dark green, almost black, with red stripes. Red ones with yellow stripes! Lucky for us, we should have volunteers come up for next season…….If you are walking past, take a closer look……

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Gleaning, distributing and WEEDING!

Come join us on Wednesday morning at about 9:30 to glean tomatoes and whatever else is ripe, and distribute them to our neighbors. Also, we are going to devote time weeding the common area in preparation for next season. The more the merrier!!!

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Compass Junction

“Imagine a place where people come together…to loan a ladder, to share some sugar, to swap some soup. A place where buying comes second and borrowing, first. A place where, because of the simple yet plentiful efforts of many, community and sustainability are fostered through the sharing of resources and neighborhood awareness.”

This is the vision of Compass Junction—Creating Community in Cathedral Park!!!

All you St. John-ers and Cathedral Park-ers check this out!!!

http://www.compassjunction.org/contact-us

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Community Events

Our United Village Community is having a “Sharing Ideas Panel” on Sat. August 6th, from 11-1pm at BES located at 6543 N. Burlington in St. Johns, by Cathedral Park. Panelists include: Compass Junctions, African Youth and Community Org and St Johns Farmers Market. It’s FREE and open to the community, light meal provided. I’m going and hope to see you there!

RSVP at http://ouvcommunityoutreach.org/events/upcoming-events/

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Thank You!!!

Big thank you to Josh and Danyal for purchasing and installing the water system!!! And also, thank you for the tomato starts! Thank you, Monica for finding and transporting the hay bales that look so great in the garden! Can’t wait to make use of them as seats to take in the beauty of the garden and wonders of life. 🙂

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Portland Nursery

Peggy Acott, the director for community outreach at Portland Nursery donated a dwarf apple tree for our garden. She says it will grow to be about 8 feet tall, which is just about right. Hopefully this Braeburn will mesh nicely with the other apple tree we recently transplanted. We appreciate your generosity, Peggy!!!

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Gardening Workshops with Farmer Pete

Pete Munyon (who is doing the veggie box deliveries to Swap) is interested in sharing his veggie-growing knowledge with fellow veggie gardeners.

Pete farms his veggies year-round in urban plots around North Portland, organically and sustainably, using elements of permaculture, companion planting, and the use of many multipurpose edible, medicinal and soil-improving plants.

He would like to set up a 3 or 4 hour class a couple of times a month–maybe every other Saturday morning? He really loves the idea of sharing knowledge as much as possible, but he is hoping to ask for a $5 fee/class. Still, he won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds.

Each class would have a topic which Pete would talk about for an hour or so. Then we could do some work in the garden and apply/reinforce some of our new knowledge.

Let us know if you are interested.

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