April RNA General Meeting Highlight

Last night’s General Meeting of the Roseway Neighborhood Association included a visit from Chase Ballew, a graduate student from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning of Portland State University. His presentation about curbside recycling was followed with a lively question and answer time regarding Portland’s program.

Here’s a link to some of the material he presented. Garbage Max

Chase reminded those who have been around awhile of how complicated recycling used to be here in Roseway. Join Max Roseway  for some humorous reflections on neighborhood rubbish disposal. Ah, those were the days.

Community Garden Space Available

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Gardens Program has vacancies at some of our gardens in NE Portland we are trying to fill this spring. We hope you can help share this opportunity with your neighborhood association network or other folks you think would be interested in growing food this year. I would love to send you some fliers that we have in English and Spanish.

If people are interested, there are a few ways to sign up for a plot:

•Call the office at 503-823-1612 Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm to complete a short intake form over the phone. Staff speak English and Spanish.

•Complete an online plot request form: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/52116

We have multiple plot sizes available and the cost with a scholarship for people with limited income ranges from $6 – $25 based on the plot size.

Thanks for your help promoting these gardening opportunities in your neighborhood and let me know if you have any questions,

Chariti Montez

People are living books. The real library of life is community.