By Albany Tribune -- (October 23, 2012)
City of Portland has reached the Climate Action Goal of developing – or facilitating the development of – 1,000 new community garden plots over the last three years.
The 1000 Gardens Initiative, led by City Commissioner Nick Fish, is part of a larger effort to improve access to healthy, sustainable food in Portland.
The City has 45 community gardens, managed by Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and also assists with the development of community gardens led by partner organizations.
This Wednesday, October 24, in coordination with National Food Day, Portland’s Community Gardens Program will join community leaders to celebrate and share their stories on expanding the program with City Council.
“I am so proud of our many partners who helped us reach this ambitious goal,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. “Together we have more than doubled the number of community gardens in Portland”.