4th Annual Pleasant Valley PLANT SWAP- Saturday April 29th

4th Annual Pleasant Valley PLANT SWAP

17625 S.E. Foster Rd. Gresham, OR 97080

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange plants and knowledge with all. The Plant Swap is hosted at Pleasant Valley Grade School. The main parking lot is on Richey Road just north of Foster. The site offers parking, and a small breezeway area with restrooms.

 Contact: Duane Werner, cell phone: 503-784-4528

Or email at duane_werner@frontier.com

 THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: NO SALES, Only exchanges and freebies, please. Tailgating Encouraged. Bring your plants from Propagation; grown from seeds, shovel pruned, reseeded plants, or extras from a large nursery purchase. Size doesn’t matter. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed. We have plenty of parking.  Label your plants with botanical and common names, color, height, width, etc. if possible. Pictures are also great.

 FREE STUFF: The last half hour (11:30–12:00) you MAY be able to pick up some free plants from gardeners that are willing to give it away. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardens. This is an excellent way to begin your garden and an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of Shasta Daisies, etc.

 WHAT IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TRADE: Cookies, chocolate, or breakfast items work like money at the Plant Swap!

 Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange

plants and knowledge with all.

 

SOLVE It for Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka Tomorrow 4/22 at 9 AM !

Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday April 22nd 9 AM-12 PM. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Register Here: http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-nature-park-cleanup

Date & Time: Saturday April 22nd 9 AM -12 PM

Location: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St. Gresham Oregon 97230

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

Contact: Monica- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

Free Native Plant Workshop with EMSWCD & Nadaka Nature Park!

Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants! Discover Portland’s most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together, and get tips to help them thrive! A slideshow will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard.

Register online at: www.emswcd.org/workshops

When: Thursday

Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230.

Contact:  Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org, 503-956-8558

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

EGG HUNT AT NADAKA! Friday April 14th

EGG HUNT AT NADAKA PARK
Friday, April 14 From 4:00-5:30 P.M.
Address: 17550 NE PACIFIC ST. PORTLAND, OR 97230

Toddlers – 1st grade from 4:00-4:30pm
2nd grade and up from 4:30-5:00pm

Bring Your Own Basket!
All ages welcome!
Join us for fun!

Volunteers needed!!!
(you can call Fatima (503)998-6499)

• To help prepare the egg-hunt 3:00pm (spread the eggs)
• To give out the Prizes 5:00pm.
• To help clean after the egg-hunt event 5:30pm.

*The first 50 kids will receive a redeemable ticket for a Prize*
*200 kids will receive a goody bag*

Plant Swap at Bella Vista Park- Sunday, April 9th 1-3PM

Want to get FREE plants to enhance your landscape? Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council for the Northwest Neighborhood Plant Swap, Sunday, April 9 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bella Vista Park, 401 NW Bella Vista Drive.

This plant swap event is for the community to share bulbs, seeds, and cuttings with neighbors. Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions and assure that invasive plants are not being shared accidentally.

Come learn more about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. For more information visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.

Annual SOLVE IT for Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka! – Saturday, April 22nd

Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday April 22nd 9 AM-12 PM. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Register Here: http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-nature-park-cleanup

Date & Time: Saturday April 22nd 9 AM -12 PM

Location: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St. Gresham Oregon 97230

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

Contact: Monica- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.