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Brooklyn Community Garden Receives Grant! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Good news Garden Supporters! The Brooklyn Community Garden has been awarded a substantial development grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. These funds will pay for major expenses like leveling the field, getting the irrigation system installed and operating, buying materials for building a shed and a stairway, removing the old cherry tree, and lots more. This is exciting news because it insures that this garden is gonna happen!!!!  You’ve probably heard that our Ground Breaking Celebration marking the official start of Brooklyn Community Garden is set for Saturday, June 2. Activities will include sod removal, bark chip hauling, grass couch building, collaborative sculpture/ sign-making, etc. The Ground Breaking event will be a big deal, not to mention lots of fun for everyone — and we need YOUR help to make it all happen.


Ground Breaking Celebration Volunteer Organizational Meeting. 

Tuesday, May 22, 7 to 8 p.m.

Loaves & Fishes (SE Milwaukie and SE Center) 

Email us to get involved!

This meeting will focus on all aspects of preparing for the Ground Breaking Celebration on June 2, the schedule of events, site staging areas, and volunteer sign-up.

Here are some of the volunteer jobs:

  • Sign making (these need to be made before 6/2)
  • Event set-up/ clean-up
  • Refreshment organization/ serving
  • Supervisors for individual project areas (lots will be going on)
  • Tool Coordination
  • General labor
  • Pick up trucks & drivers
  • Flyer design and distribution

This is an opportunity for YOU to make the garden happen. Hope to see you on the 22nd.

Lee Kamrass,
Brooklyn Community Garden Coordinator

P.S. If you can’t make the organizational meeting on the 22nd, please let me know via email if you’d like to volunteer for a specific job.

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