Volunteers Give Oregon Chapter Garden a Facelift

If you’ve been by the Oregon Chapter lately, you haven’t been able to miss the exciting things happening right outside our doors!

The garden space next to the club that used to be full of garbage and invasive plants has been taken over by our volunteers. Several volunteers came out in early may to turn an underutilized piece of ground into a productive veggie garden and native plant haven.

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Volunteers work on Sierra Club Garden

The garden space next to the club that used to be full of garbage and invasive plants has been taken over by our volunteers. Several volunteers came out in early may to turn an underutilized piece of ground into a productive veggie garden and native plant haven.

Those who came out managed to completely remove all the trash and old landscaping in one afternoon. What they removed was given over to Metro to be composted or recycled and in exchange Metro donated to the club enough Recology compost to really give the space a lift.

Now that the compost has been spread and seeds have been planted our garden is certainly growing! We have lettuces, squash, beets and beans lining our walk and welcoming visitors.

The hope of the group working on the garden is that the space will function as a “community garden” where active members of the club can participate in growing food and native plants. Over time we hope that the space sustains itself with the exception of seasonal planting and of course harvest.

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Squash growing right outside our door!

Very soon, the gardeners will be getting together to make plans for a fall planting of native plants that will attract birds and provide a beautiful landscape in the garden space as well as additional edibles.

Our volunteers have taken what once was overgrown and littered and turned it into something educational and sustainable.

If you would like to help with this project or any of our other volunteer projects, we’d love you help! Simply fill out the form below and let us know what you’d like to do, we need everything from help to donations of plants and materials.

 

 

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