Food for Thought & Save the Date by Neighbors Nourishing Communities

a note from Chad Darby, Director

Full article here.

After a hard freeze this winter, I am so happy to see my shallots are now up and about 6” tall. I always think these are a great sign of shaking off the winter and getting back into the growing season. I am so excited to be entering our 4th year with Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC).
This year students at MITCH Charter School will be growing our plant starts again. Students at Bridgeport Elementary will be starting off with their new community garden, supporting school families and donating to the Tualatin Schoolhouse Pantry with support by NNC. Also, we are helping start a garden club at the Brookdale Senior Living community near Meridian Park Hospital. Residents will be raising plant starts so we can extend our offerings to include herb and flower starts. What’s so exciting about all of this is that a real community of gardeners is growing in Tualatin to address hunger, both for food and a sense of connectedness.

SAVE THE DATES

March 18
9:00 am – Community volunteer opportunity at Hilltop Community Garden, Tualatin United Methodist Church, 20200 SW Martinazzi Ave. Come join their spring garden preparation!
March 18
11:00 am – Seed Handout at 17660 SW Shawnee Trail (Onions starts, seed potatoes, and many types of vegetable seeds will be offered)
March 25
10:00 am – Volunteers needed to rebuild NNC raised beds at Tualatin Park Veterinary Clinic, 8575 SW Tualatin Rd, (rain or shine)

 

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