Saturday, June 15th, NE Gardens
Four gardens will be open for your perusal on Saturday, June 15th. They are all located in Northeast Portland and are fairly close together, so you will be able to easily visit all of them if you wish. Start anywhere you would like! These gardens feature a variety of plantings, including food production, ornamentals, and backyard habitat. This will be a relaxed and fun time to share gardening ideas and inspiration! Check out the details of each garden, the times they will be open, and specific directions to get there below. If you have questions or are interested in hosting a garden in the future, please email email@example.com.
Eddie Rosen NE 31st Avenue & NE Holladay Street 10:00 – 2:00
Welcome to The Veg Garden at The Movement Center, managed by Edward Rosen.
The garden is an approximately 60' x 60' area on the SE corner of the property and has been designed to produce the maximum amount of food on that site while also aiding beneficial insects and animals through the use of beneficial flowering plants. No pesticides or herbicides are used. Tilling is minimal and cover crops are used regularly, particularly during winter months. Some cover crops are turned in late winter, some are simply chopped with crops planted into it. Small stands are allowed to flower for early bees. Extensive use of containers allows versatility for crop diversity and rotation. Plantings are as dense as allowable to maximize harvests. Greens get multiple cuttings before turnover.
Directions : Eddie’s vegetable garden is located at southeast corner of The Movement Center property and is most readily accessed through the gate at the end of N.E. Holladay Street. Drive to the corner of NE 31st Ave and NE Holladay Street in the Stonetower Church lot. Park your car in the lot, walk east to the wrought iron gate at the end of Holladay Street. Enter through the pedestrian gate. If you are bicycling, go ahead and bring your bike in with you to the garden.
Stephanie Pringle 3317 NE Oregon Street 10:00 – 2:00
Stephanie’s 50’ x 100’ city lot is a Certified Backyard Habitat with about a 50-50 mix of natives and ornamentals. There is a bioswale, disconnected downspouts, permeable pavers, a water garden, a pollinator garden, bird baths and feeders, mason bee houses and a secret garden! The park strip has brick paths, natives, and shade-loving plants.
Directions: Second house from 33rdon the north side of Oregon Street. Street parking
Kate Davenport 2730 NE Schuyler St 10:00 – 2:00
This is, and always will be, a “garden unfinished.” It is on a 48’ x 76’ lot with a 1100 sq. ft. house in the middle. It is meant to be a pleasant visiting space with lots of fruit trees, which include plums, cherries, apples, a persimmon, as well as various berries. It is a no-till garden where no pesticides or herbicides are used. The garden is also full of salvaged, donated and volunteer plants. There is also an eco-roof on top of the attached garage which is an ongoing experiment in what works and what doesn’t. The garden also includes 380 gallons of rain barrels which keep it watered through mid-August, a patio and a small portable greenhouse/storage shed.
Directions: The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac with limited parking, you must come from the direction of NE 28thto reach it. If I’m not out front, follow the path to the side gate and into the back yard. Bicycles can be left on the porch or brought into the back.
Corinne Thomas-Kersting 2414 NE 62ndAvenue 10:00 – 2:00
Welcome to Corinne and Felix’s garden! We transformed a large yard of neglected lawn into a variety of garden spaces. Our vegetable garden is 40 x 50 with berries, asparagus, squash, fig, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, and many other wonderful summer veggie delights. Our side yards and parking strips feature Certified Backyard Habitat with over fifty varieties of native plants. Climate adapted ornamentals bring color and variety to our front yard. Our garden is a work in progress and after four years, we are looking forward to sharing how it has grown. You can look forward to seeing “before” photos and comparing the change!
Directions: Easy to find! Between NE Sacramento and Brazee. Plenty of street parking.