Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop- 5 Week Series!

Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop!

Seed to Supper is a free 5-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Participants will be given a free gardening book, seeds, plant starts, trowels, a certificate of completion and more.

Register Here:

When: Thursdays, February 16th through March 16th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230. Taught indoors with possible visits to Nadaka Community Garden

Who: Open to adult participants interested in learning how to garden on a budget.

Details: Please plan to attend all 5 classes. Participants get a free gardening book, seeds, and other goodies as available.

Registration is required: Contact Sara 503.575.2107, Adam Kohl- or Monica McAllister-

Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty!

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Slough Celebration Gala Invitation

Join the Friends of Nadaka at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Slough Celebration Gala event on February 5, 2016.  Its really exciting that the Nadaka Park & Garden Project will be receiving an Achievement Award.  longhouse

Click here for more information and to order your tickets now.

SOLVE Cleanup Scheduled at Nadaka

DSCN3929Come out to Nadaka on Saturday, April 18th beginning at 9:00am until Noon to participate in the SOLVE cleanup.  Go to the SOLVE website to pre-register for this event.

Tools and gloves will be provided as well as refreshments for volunteers.  Its a great opportunity to improve Nadaka and make new friends.  You will also get a chance to see the new two acre addition to the park which includes a nature based play area, community garden and picnic shelter.

Nadaka Cleanup With SOLVE & Festival Sat., Sept. 27th

Its happening Saturday, Sept. 27th.  The Fourth Annual Nadaka Community Festival & Cleanup.  Nadaka is a beautiful 10 acre forest where we will be removing invasives and litter in the morning from 9:00am to Noon.  You can pre-register with SOLVE for this event here.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the Festival beginning at 11:00am with setup, etc. you can do that at our partner, Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.


The Nadaka Community Festival will be held after the cleanup from Noon to 3:00pm where volunteers will be treated to hot dogs, music and activities for the family. The Audubon Society of Portland will have their live birds and you will be entertained by Aztec dancers from Ollin Yolliztli as well as NW PanMan Terry Baber on his steel drum.

For more information or to get involved contact Lee at 503-998-1044.

Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV

Title: Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV & Community Festival
Location: Nadaka Nature Park – Meet at North Gate – NE175th Ave. & NE Pacific
Link out: solv6
Description: SOLV Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park. Removing invasives and trash in the 10 acre forested portion of the park. Preparing for Community Festival that begins at Noon.   Pre-register on line with SOLV for this cleanup. Refreshments provided for volunteers.

Then join friends and neighbors at the 4th Annual Nadaka Community Festival for family fun with music, face painters, Audubon live birds, activities for children and free hot dogs while they last.  Festival is from Noon until 3:00pm.
Start Time: 9:00am
Date: 2014-09-27
End Time: 12:00pm

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Nadaka Nature Park

Sheet Mulching ProjectPlease join us for the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

Wed., July 9th – 6:30pm-7:30pm

NE 175th & NE Glisan, Gresham

Don’t miss the big celebration! After the years of dreaming, grant writing, meeting, planning, permitting, and designing, construction will soon be underway. Help us to turn the dirt and celebrate building the park and garden including nature play space, paths, benches, meadow, and picnic shelter. Light refreshments.

For more information:
Contact: Jane Van Dyke, Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Phone: 503-281-1132
Contact: Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka



Nadaka Community Festival Committee Meeting

Title: Nadaka Community Festival Committee Meeting
Location: Eastrose Unitarian Church
Link out: Click here
Description: Planning committee meeting for the 4th annual Nadaka Community Festival set for September 27, 2014. Everyone welcome to participate in planning and volunteering for event.  For more information call Lee at 503-998-1044.
Start Time: 07:00 pm
Date: May 29, 2014
End Time: 08:30 pm

Walk & Talk at Nadaka

Come to Nadaka this Saturday,     April 12th at 10am for a Walk & Talk thru Nadaka.  We will meet at the North gate – NE 175th & NE Pacific.  There will be an Invasive Species Specialist from the City of Gresham, someone from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to talk about the Slough and a Camp Fire Girl who actually attended Nadaka when she was a Camp Fire Girl.

It is a beautiful time at Nadaka right now with the Trilliums and Cherry trees in bloom and the sun is supposed to be shining as well.  A walk in the woods is definitely good for your health and this is right in your neighborhood.

Nadaka Cleanup

Title: Nadaka Cleanup
Location: Nadaka Nature Park – Register at NE Pacific & NE 175th Ave.
Description: Time to start early Spring cleanup at Nadaka. Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends while working in the forest removing invasives and mulching trails. Will also be removing weeds from the future community garden.

Dress for the weather. Tools and gloves will be provided. Refreshments available for volunteers. For more information or to volunteer at the registration table for an hour call Lee at 503-998-1044 or email
Start Time: 10:00am
Date: 2014-02-22
End Time: 1:00pm

SOLVE Cleanup a Success at Nadaka

The SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka on Saturday, Sept. 28th was outstanding. In spite of the weather we had 57 volunteers for a total of 123 volunteer hours.  . Volunteers came from Wells Fargo Bank, Sam Barlow High School and The Center for Advanced Learning as well as the neighborhood.
Because of the bad weather SOLVE had for the first time ever cancelled their Beach and Riverside Cleanup on the 28th.  Lucky for us their inland cleanups remained scheduled even though rain was predicted. Their Beach and Riverside Cleanup has been rescheduled for October 12th and October 26th.  Check the SOLVE website to register for one of those cleanups.
All the weeds were removed from the future community garden and it looks great.
Jazzy Bagel of Gresham furnished delicious bagels for the volunteers.

Check out the gallery for more photographs of the SOLVE event.