Annual Seed to Supper FREE Gardening Workshop Series! – Starts February 15th!

Join Friends of Nadaka, St. Aidan’s Church & Oregon Food Bank for our Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series starting February 15th! This is a FREE 6-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.
 
When: Thursdays, February 15th through March 22nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 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 6 classes. Participants get a free gardening book, seeds, and other goodies as available.
 
Registration is required. Contact Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.
 
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, Oregon Food Bank, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

MLK Day of Service at Nadaka!~ Monday, January 15th

Join Friends of Nadaka this MLK Day of Service to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park and give back to the community. We will be planting natives, removing invasive species, removing litter, and tidying up the garden.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, warm cloths, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Register Here: https://nadakamlkday2018.eventbrite.com

When: Where: Nadaka Nature Park – 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230.
Where to Meet: Meet at the picnic structure on the Glisan Street side of the park.

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 north entrance 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 Beneficial Insect Workshop with EMSWCD at Nadaka!

Beneficial Insect Workshop
Saturday, November 4th
9 AM-11:30 AM
St. Aidan’s Church – Murdock Hall, 17405 NE Glisan St.
Join us for a free workshop on beneficial insects and  learn how they work around the clock to protect your garden from pests. Meet the diverse cast of predators that provide free pest control, discover plant types and management practices that provide food, water, and shelter to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive.

This event is presented by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and hosted bySt. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Friends of Nadaka.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

A Red Admiral (Vanessa Atalanta) butterfly on some Douglas aster flowers. Native plants are very important for native and migratory pollinators. – Photo Courtesy of EMSWCD. 

No Ivy Day Cleanup at Nadaka!

Come lend a hand to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park with Friends of Nadaka’s Annual No Ivy Day Saturday, October 28th  at 9 AM! We will be removing English Ivy and other invasive plants from the 10 acre forested portion of the park.

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!

Please Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-ivy-day-volunteer-registration-2017-tickets-33442821379

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

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Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times: Saturday, 10/28,  9am-12pm

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.

Fall Bird & Nature Walk with Audubon Society of Portland – 9/30 at 9 AM

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow. Coffee and light refreshment will be provided. Spanish translation is available.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.
Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times: Saturday, 9/30,  9am-10am

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.

Photography by: © Michael J. Andersen, CA, Lake Hodges, San Diego County, Feb. 2010

Free Beneficial Insect Workshop with EMSWCD

Beneficial Insect Workshop
Saturday, November 4th
9 AM-11:30 AM
St. Aidan’s Church – Murdock Hall, 17405 NE Glisan St.
Join us for a free workshop on beneficial insects and  learn how they work around the clock to protect your garden from pests. Meet the diverse cast of predators that provide free pest control, discover plant types and management practices that provide food, water, and shelter to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive.

This event is presented by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and hosted bySt. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Friends of Nadaka.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

7th Annual Nadaka Community Festival- Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Nadaka Community Festival a marvelous success! This year we over 400 participants, 3 performances, and 35 partnering organizations & businesses, 28 of which hosted a community booth!

Nadaka is especially grateful for the generous donation of the magnificent bronze otter and raven by Joan Albertson, the creators of the sculptures, artists Rip Caswell & son Chad Caswell, as well as the work done by Lee Dayfield and Gresham Outdoor Public Art for making the installation and reveal of these beautiful art pieces possible.

A shout out to our wonderful performers/artists, Albertsons & Organically Grown Co. for donating refreshments, Starbucks for donating coffee for volunteers, Rockwood PUD for supplying water. Thank you to our Volunteers/Team Leaders, and the STRYVE & SummerWorks interns who made this an amazing event! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Photos will be posted on the Friends of Nadaka Facebook and website as we receive them. If you have any photos you would like to share from the Festival, feel free to send them in an email to monica@friendsofnadaka.org or post them on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing everyone at the park this fall!

Photos by:                                                                                                                     Gresham Outlook -Christopher Keizur- Bronze Statue,                                                     Kalvin Rattanavong- Aztec Dancers

Festival Sponsor

  • Albertsons on 181st & Glisan
  • City of Gresham
  • Metro
  • Owens Corning
  • St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church

Festival Donors

  • Organically Grown Company
  • Rockwood PUD
  • Starbucks

Participating Organizations & Businesses

  • Audubon Society of Portland
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • City of Gresham Fire Department
  • City of Gresham Police Department
  • COG Master Recycler Program
  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council
  • Cub Scout Pack 214
  • CVIP-Citizens Volunteering in Policing
  • East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Friends of Trees
  • Gresham’s ATP (Active Transportation Plan)
  • Johnsons Creek Watershed Council
  • Kwianis Club-Rockwood Chapter
  • MHCC –Early Head Start Program/Transiciones Programa
  • Multnomah County Office
  • Multnomah County Elections / Voter Education and Outreach
  • Multnomah County Library
  • Northwest Family Services
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Reynolds Education Association
  • Rockwood Rising Project
  • Rosewood Initiative
  • STRYVE- Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
  • Voter Registration Multnomah County
  • Wallace Medical Concern

 Performers & Artists

  • Aztec Dancers
  • Terry Baber NW Panman – Steel Drums
  • Russian Folk Music with Natalia Hougan

Nadaka Unveils Nature Statues

We are delighted to welcome Slider the otter and Seeker the raven to Nadaka.  Slider was created by artist Rip Caswell and Seeker was created by artist Chad Caswell.  The bronze statutes were made possible by the generous donation of Joan Albertson, Gresham Outdoor Public Art and the artists.  Read more here in The Outlook.