Neighborhoods Garden

Location

835 SE 162nd Ave

Hashtag

#NEIGHBORHOODSGARDEN

Contact

Adam Kohl 971-231-4191

Years Installed

2015

Description

The Neighborhoods Garden has over 2 acres of community and cooperative garden space, used predominantly by 120 Bhutanese and Burmese refugee families that have settled in East Portland. During the 2015 Village Building Convergence, participants built an outdoor gathering & cooking area from natural and reclaimed materials, planted fruit trees and pollinator habitat, and worked to transform damaged soil to become fertile garden beds for new refugee arrivals to use. The busy week ended with a free multi-ethnic community meal and celebration.