Join us! We’re having an Open House on April 6th!

The fun starts at 10am!  Join us as we start the Open House with an orientation and tours introducing you to all the great happenings at the garden.  The first hour will be followed by a hour of hands-on garden projects.  After digging into some fun garden projects, we will gather for a light complementary lunch!  See the details below.  We hope you will join us for a fun day in the garden!  Please RSVP.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend! We look forward to seeing you there!


Alright, we’ve fooled around in the cold and the snow for a month of Thursdays, but now it’s time to get down to real gardening! First, though, a problem: We have a visitor in the old greenhouse, and s/he is destroying our seedlings. Probably a rat, but thus far only seen as the result of damage done. This Monday, some of us are going to postpone getting our fingers in the dirt to build some hardware cloth covers to go over the seedling trays. This will require cutting and assembling PVC frames, and using zip ties to attach hardware cloth to them. Interested in helping? Let us know! mcmgdemogarden@gmail.com

Once we are past the emergency, we need to start getting the many raised beds (40 between the two gardens!) ready for planting. For some it just means removing the burlap bags (and their weights). For others with a cover crop, it means turning the crop under so it can decay a bit before planting time.

In the Annex, we still have some hardscape to complete. The paths at the East end need finishing, and the newly build raised beds need weed cloth covered with fir chips between them to smother the weeds and improve their appearance. Many of the perennial beds will need planting for the first time - a big job needing a crew of helpers.

From now through October, we’ll be working every Monday & Thursday from 9am-noon (6801 SE 60th Avenue, Portland)

*We’ll also be working the 3rd Saturday of every month starting May 18th through October*

Time spent volunteering at the garden earns “Partner” MG volunteer credit.

Interested in keeping up with all the exciting happenings at the Demo Garden (garden planning, hands-on classes, seed starting, garden prep, etc.) and/or dropping-in to lend a hand come spring? Email a “Sign me up” message to receive Demo Garden updates at: DemoGardenNews@gmail.com