Whether it’s a small backyard garden, an educational farm like Zenger Farms, or an intentional community of like-minded neighbors, it’s clear that something special is happening off Foster Road. Every year we see more and more events and opportunities to get your hands dirty to make a healthier neighborhood and city, and this year is absolutely rocking:
The regional permaculture event is coming to Foster next weekend, and it’s not too late to register. Two and a half days of events, skillshare, making connections and inspiration to take the next steps in growing a regenerative culture in SE Portland and beyond. All experience levels are welcome – from beginners to permaculture experts.
Fri., Mar. 29th (6pm – 9:30pm)
Sat., Mar. 30 (8:30am – 9pm)
Sun., Mar. 31st (8:30am – 3:30pm)
Register for the event online.
For more information, contact: Mike – ammoniteshell*AT*gmail.com or Elona – 503 875 6444 or check out the Facebook Event.
6th Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour (June 15th)
Showing massive year-over-year growth, the FoPo Garden Tour is now in it’s 6th year, with the strongest showing yet across all corners of the neighborhood.
If you’re interested in getting on the map and inviting your neighbors to visit, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster Green Ecodistrict, Partners, Ideas, and Revolutionaries
The Foster area has a smattering of groups and ideas operating all around the region, focused on sustainable agriculture, lifestyles and livability. Here are a few:
Foster Green Ecodistrict – Our local coalition of Foster-area neighborhoods has been more active than ever, endorsing and supporting projects throughout the neighborhoods. Wanna get involved? Contact them and find out how to help.
Zenger Farms – One of the most well known urban farms in the City of Portland sits at 122nd Foster, near the springwater corridor trail. Learn more at www.zengerfarms.org
Alley Allies – This student group is exploring how to best use the alleys that form the fabric some areas in our neighborhoods. One possible idea? Alley farms. Check ‘em out on Facebook.
Intentional Communities and Farms - Fosterville in Mt. Scott-Arleta, the Springwater Community in Lents and the Califlower Conspiracy in Powellhurst-Gilbert are all rocking examples of communal life and work done right.
What do you think? Could we contend for the title of Greenest Street in SE?