Press Some Apples, Support the Beech Street Community Garden


Have you been by the Beech Street Community Garden? It’s a sweet space on the south side of of The Grotto (another beautiful spot) in the Madison South neighborhood. They are holding a fundraiser for the garden—pressing apples for apple juice—on Sunday, October 13, from 1-4pm with a sliding scale of $5 to $50 per person to participate. Funds will go to improve the garden—purchase supplies, seeds, tools and materials for future seasons.

From the Facebook event listing:

“We’re pressing Apples 🍎 in an apple press and everyone is welcome to join us!  Bring your own apples, mix with some of ours or just come to help, watch and meet neighbors! We’ll be am starting at 1pm and going until we run out of apples. We highly encourage you to bring your own apples so we can stretch what we have. Apples generously donated by Organically Grown Company!”

Beech Street Community Garden, located on NE Beech Street near 87th Avenue, broke ground in May 2014 on a vacant lot that had the kinds of problems vacant lots can have.  Neighbors came together to improve the space, with a little help from the property owner and neighbor, Park Forest Care Center. It’s become quite a robust garden over the years, and is much beloved. The garden is the first Urban Farm Collective garden east of 82nd Avenue.

See you at the garden on Sunday!

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Bridgetown Bites is written by Meg Cotner, a food loving freelance writer, editor and published author in Portland, OR.

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