Tastebud’s Mark Doxtader will open his restaurant on Sunday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Brooklyn Community Garden’s Silent Auction. The special event will feature Tastebud’s mouthwatering wood-fired pizza and/ or bagels at a suggested donation price that will benefit the community garden. The BCG Silent Auction will include all sorts of items for award to the highest bidders. Thanks to incredible volunteer efforts, Brooklyn Community Garden recently opened ahead of schedule with 30 plots available to neighborhood gardeners. This past spring BCG received a substantial grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District which helped to pay for the infrastructure, such as installation of a water submeter and materials for a garden shed. The grant requires some matching funds to be raised by the organization. The upcoming Silent Auction will help to meet this goal. Join your neighbors, eat a delicious lunch at Tastebud, and support the Brooklyn Community Garden’s Silent Auction on September 23. If you have an item that you would like to donate for the auction, or questions about the community garden, contact Lee Kamrass at firstname.lastname@example.org.