Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day shout out!

A huge shout out to all the AmeriCorp volunteers, Danielle, Rachel, and the Confluence Environmental Center for today's amazing work. More than we can imagine got done! Everyone was super positive, active and hard-working. Thanks to their great work our gardens are getting off to a great start. We hope they learned as much from us as we did from them.
We cannot thank you enough.
Here are a couple pictures from one of the gardens today. More to come, so stay tuned.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Americorp are coming, quick grab your shovels!

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, Portland Americorp Volunteers are coming to help out Planting Communities. We are going to have a busy day of earth moving, garden making and learning going on! From green-roofs to garden beds, we are doing it all.

Stay tuned for pics and updates...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy World Book Day - March 6th

Happy World Book Day! Here is a short list of some of our favorite gardening reads.

For kids:
"Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table" - Jaqueline Briggs Martin
"The Curious Garden" - Peter Brown

For Adults:
"Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades" - Steve Solomon
"Gaia's Garden" - Toby Hemenway
"Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Garden and Landscapes" - K. Robson, A. Richter, and M. Filbert.

Enjoy them! Let us know your favorite garden reads.