Kids bring new life to Blair Garden
After five years of laying fallow, the Blair Community Garden is back! The first official garden work party got off to a great start on October 30 with the enthusiastic help of a group of kids and their coaches from the All in One Basketball Academy. Gray weather did not deter 15 young volunteers, ages 10 to 16, from an afternoon of garden preparation. Lamar Hurd and several other coaches at the All in One Basketball program worked with the kids hauling and spreading compost over the entire upper section of the garden.
The SNA would like to thank Lamar, the coaches and the kids for an entertaining and very productive afternoon. When they are not shooting hoops, Lamar and his team are often volunteering for groups such as the Oregon Food Bank and the Blanchet House. We would also like to thank Bridget Hazard, who helped bring the hoop-shooting gardeners to the event, and Portland Community Gardens staff Dan Franek and John Iott.
Our next work party is November 13 from 9:30 to 11 am.
The garden entrance is located on the west side of SE 33rdAvenue, about a half block south of Stark Street. For some recent press on the garden’s rebirth http://sunnysideportland.com/. For more information, contact the SNA hotline at 503 295-1699.