The Beech Street Community Garden (it's really a farm nowadays) is selling plant starts and will use the funds to buy material to continue to maintain and expand the food that is grown.
When: Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 2pm
Where: 8505 NE Fremont St. Portland, OR. 97220 (outside the espresso bar).
What: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberries, sedum, lettuce and more!
Emerging Ecology Across the Neighborhood
An emerging ecology is an exciting sign. Ecology "the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings." We have an open license to become a integrated into a local ecology. An example: a team member from the Espresso Bar drops off coffee grounds every week at the garden plot. The grounds are amended into the compost and the soil produced helps to grow plants and healthy food for the farm workers. An abundance overflows in the wider community, the garden team sells plant starts (occasional outside our espresso bar) to cover costs and from the gardens over-abundance, the garden team donates hundreds of pounds of greens/veggies to Mainspring, a food pantry a couple of blocks away. Ecology across a neighborhood is a sign of growth and health in the neighborhood. Healthy community emerges as we enter into being present within a community and become present participants for mutual flourishing.
We are stoked to have a community space to hold gatherings during and outside of our open hours. See a running list of gatherings happening at (or outside) the espresso bar space by visiting our calendar.