We just received this press release from our neighborhood coalition, Southeast Uplift. Click on the link below to view the pdf, then head on over to Umpqua Bank and cast your vote.
SEUL is hoping you’ll vote for their project in the upcoming Umpqua Bank’s Build Your Block Challenge to win money to create a pocket park on SE Uplift’s grounds. So check it out!
Pocket Park and Garden on Main Street (between 35th and 36th)
Description: A lush 3,000 square foot pocket park/garden full of native, medicinal, and edible plants – where multi-generational community members and visitors relax or meet friends, take lunch breaks, garden, gather for educational workshops, read, or play a friendly game of chess/checkers. The benefits will be far reaching: re-generation of a run down area, business and residential community members working together cohesively toward a safer and more sociable community space, a haven for native pollinators that will increase the pollination of plants nearby, and access to educational workshops from local experts specializing in naturopathic and botanical medicine, creating pollinator habitat, gardening for food and medicine, aromatherapy, and essential oil distillation! Creating an inspiring natural area will strengthen our neighborhood’s vibrant identity and sense of place, while increasing the vitality of our urban ecosystem and providing a respite from the stresses of daily life.
Remember to visit the Hawthorne Umpqua Bank to vote by April 15th.
Portland, Oregon – SE Uplift will host a community resource fair focusing on community planning, environmental justice, public health, sustainability and livability on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10AM to 1PM. Non-profit organizations from across Portland will gather at SE Uplift to offer community members one convenient place to gain resources, get training and create essential networks.
This FREE resource fair will provide avenues for motivated citizens to learn how they can better organize around issues for the purpose of uplifting their neighborhood and community. This fair will provide the tools to empower and inspire citizens to become effective community advocates.
Participating organizations confirmed thus far: Ainsworth Street Collective, Roadway Not Improved, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Urban Garden Collective, Our United Villages, DePave, Second Stories, Upstream Public Health, Community Energy Project, Neighborhood Emergency Team. Trainings will cover advocacy, grant writing, asset mapping and how to start your own street collective.
Keep up-to-date with updated event information and additions of organizations through SEUL.
Click on the pdfs below for more information. Spread the word!