Library invites authors
to event on May 20
City seeks to know how
people get around town
Residents of Beaverton who travel by bicycle, on foot, by wheelchair or by public transit can share their thoughts during a "Virtual Open House" to learn more about Beaverton's Active Transportation Plan.The Ride Report app anonymously traces riders routes and lets them rate how it went, ultimately creating a "bicycle stress map" of the city streets.
The city will use this information to verify routes and community needs for bicycling.
For information, visit https://ride.report.
Beaverton City Library hosting two programs for gardeners of all skill levels"Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden" will take place Tuesday, March 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Tim Lanfri will walk attendees through the process of starting a vegetable garden. Often, new vegetable gardeners, dreaming of lush, productive gardens, are frustrated with their lack of success. Lanfri will talk about site selection, soil preparation, planting times and water and fertilization needs, as well as general garden maintenance. Focus will be on spring and summer gardens."Intensive Gardening" takes place Tuesday, April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bob Falconer, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, will help participants take gardening to the next level. Falconer will introduce attendees to the techniques used in intensive gardening, which will help you to produce the most from the gardening space that they have. Topics include techniques to plant densely, vertical gardening, interplanting, succession planting, day length strategies and cultivar choices.Both programs will be held at Beaverton City Library Main, 12375 SW Fifth St., and are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org" BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.