Give your input on Lynchview Park
Portland Parks & Recreation is asking the community for feedback on preliminary designs for the new Lynchview Park at a meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Patrick Lynch Elementary School, 1546 S.E. 169th Place. Kids are welcome. Snacks will be served. Spanish and Russian translators will be on hand.
PP&R is developing the desolate 7.62 acres next to the school into a lively play and recreation area. PP&R, which has owned the land since 1993, has funds available to build a playground, pathways, benches, irrigation improvements and other amenities starting in 2019.
Register for free gardening workshop
Community members with an interest in gardening can register for a free, six-week course which will provide the knowledge needed to grow their own food on a limited budget.
Seed to Supper will give participants a free gardening book, seeds, plant starts, trowels, a certificate of completion and more. The class will begin Thursday, Feb. 15, and continue every Thursday through March 22. It will be held at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 17405 N.E. Glisan St., next to Nadaka Nature Park.
The class is hosted by the Oregon Food Bank, Friends of Nadaka and St. Aidan's Episcopal Church. Register online at https://seedtosuppernadaka2018.eventbrite.com.