January 2016 Gardening Service Project

To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory, many people in the Portland area volunteer over MLK day weekend, in an series of events called the United Way MLK Weekend of Service. This year, the Post joined about 1,800 people in contributing 5,400 hours of service. The project we worked on was clearing garden plots at Pier Community Garden.

Highlights of the event included:

  • the initially sunny day
  • a history lesson from Dash
  • finding a tiny rodent skull
  • learning what a hula hoe is and how to use it

Together with the other volunteers, we cleared almost 10 garden plots!

– Lillian Peters

Image courtesy of John Afryl, Hands On Greater Portland. Original Work. (Service Project Jan 2016)