Bee the first on your block to help us plant flowers for our new community pollinator garden at Vance Park! We must get these native and other bee-friendly plants, generously provided by the City of Gresham, in the ground in time for our V.I.P. (Very Important Pollinator) visitors.
So bring your garden gloves, water bottle and flower power spirit to the Vance Park Peace Garden, every Wednesday and Saturday, from 12 to 3 (weather permitting), beginning Wednesday, April 12th. As you help build this new pollinator garden, you’ll also learn more about our North American native bees and what you can do to help them in your own backyard. Celeste, our local native bee advocate, will be available at all the planting parties to answer any questions you may have about these essential pollinators and the flowers they visit.
Refreshments and tools will be provided. 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham. The garden is the fenced area behind the Park Place Cafe parking lot, off of 182nd. The entrance is on the south fence, opposite the futsal courts.
We ask that you please confirm your attendance for any upcoming planting party by contacting Keri Handaly, City Watershed Steward, at 503 618-2657, or by emailing her at: [email protected] You may also contact Celeste directly at [email protected], if you have any questions about a planting event or to confirm attendance. This will help us keep track of how many people plan to participate on a given day and enable us to communicate directly with volunteers, should there be any last minute changes to the schedule due to weather or other factors.