June 23rd - The Share Your Garden Tour
Five gardens will be open for your perusal on Saturday, June 23rd. They are at the corners of a triangle - start anywhere you like! Evie's garden is at 3408 NE 22nd Ave. The garden at the Movement Center, managed by Eddie Rosen, is at NE 31st and NE Holladay. Moving East, Corinne's garden is at 2424 NE 62nd. The final three are within walking distance of each other at or near the Green Thumb property in SE Portland. Check out the details of each garden, the times they will be open, and specific directions to get there below.
3408 NE 22nd Avenue
9:00 – 2:00
Evie looks forward to seeing you at her garden situated on a very narrow city lot crammed with perennials, shrubs and annuals, with year-round color. The front area focuses on purple, pink and chartreuse. The north passage is predominantly white variegated foliage and flowers. A tropical patio area in the back uses fuchsias to establish a muted color scheme of purple and fuchsia red. Come visit Evie’s garden to see what can be accomplished in a few short years and in a tiny space.
Directions: 1/2 block south of Fremont on the east side of the 22nd Avenue.
NE 31st Avenue & NE Holladay Street
9:00 – 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 SW 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. Cover crops are allowed to grow and not cut or turned in to the soil, and new crops are typically planted into the previous crop's remains.
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.
2414 NE 62nd Avenue
9:00 – 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 three 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.
5514 SE Henderson St.
9:00 – 2:00
Pablo shares this about his garden: This is our second year in this place and we have 150 + square foot of raised beds in our back yard. We make our own compost and collect rain water. We grow Spinach, Lettuce , Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Ground Cherries, Corn, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Watermelon, Melon, Edamame, Squash, Mustard Green, Kale, Strawberry, Fennel, Peppers, and Chilies. We also have perennials: Figs, Apple, Pear, Cherry, Blueberries, Grapes, Hardy Kiwi, Paw Paw, Evergreen Huckleberry, Oregon Grape, salmonberry, and thimbleberry. We are Backyard Conservation Certified and Pesticide Free.
Directions: It's a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk or one-minute drive from the demo garden.
Four cars can park in the driveway, one car in front of the mail box, and there is also street parking. I suggest carpooling from the demo garden so there are not too many cars on the street.
6801 SE 60th Ave
10:00 – 2:00
The Multnomah County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden provides hands-on learning to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers. Every year we demonstrate different techniques for food production and produce over 2000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits which are donated to local schools and food banks. We also demonstrate using drip irrigation, vertical gardening, and how to build raised beds. Grow with us!
Demonstration Garden “Annex”
Located directly across the street from 6637 SE 57th Ave
10:00 – 2:00
The Annex is a developing one-acre garden planned to have a roughly 50-50 split of veggies and perennials, and an outdoor classroom. Come see the progress the Multnomah County Master Gardeners have made in creating this beautiful space. Parking for the Annex is street parking on SE 57th Ave, 1 block south of SE Duke St. Look for Master Gardener sandwich boards for the gate entrance. People can tour both the DG and Annex by walking from one garden to the other. There will be signs up.