Emerson Garden Cleanup & Lunch For Vbc 2016

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Emerson Garden Cleanup & Lunch For Vbc 2016
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Groundwork Portland says
On Saturday, June 4th, join Groundwork Portland — an environmental justice non-profit that driving community-led brownfield remediation and providing youth green job training — in preparing the Emerson Street Community Garden for its first organic harvest.

For VBC, you're invited to our first fully remediated brownfield site, the Emerson Street Community Garden. The garden needs some love, so to remedy this we’d like to gather Portlanders to do some gardening, present the history of the site, and share some fresh food! Let's celebrate Emerson Street Garden’s journey from a blighted property to a place of connection.

Back in 1994, a long-time neighborhood resident’s house tragically burned to the ground, leaving the property contaminated with lead. Through a strong and sustained community-led effort, it has become a place where local residents and youth from nearby schools and elsewhere can gather and learn about urban nature and farming. In the summer of 2015, all the lead was removed, and this summer we are starting our first organic growing season with plans to continue upgrading the space for the benefit of the community.

Come enjoy, food, sunshine, storytelling, and great company this summer!
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By: Groundwork Portland

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