Join Us: June 16th, 2008

May 18, 2008  |  News

Join us on June 16th for a day of asphalt removal in Portland! We will be transforming a vacant, paved parking lot into a living community space, with fruit trees, native plants, and flowers!

Location: NE Fargo and N. Williams, Portland, Oregon (3 blocks south of NE Fremont)
Date :Monday June 16th 2008 (call in sick…of asphalt!)
Time: 10AM – 4PM

This event will be held in conjunction with the international Towards
Carfree Cities Conference in Portland,
Oregon. This is the eight year of this conference, and this is the first
year that the conference is being held in the United States.

– *10:00 – 4:00 *Depaving activity and conference registration
– *10:30* Introduction and welcome
– *10:45* Pavement-breaking

The Fargo Gardens project will transform a 3000 square foot asphalt parking lot into a community greenspace with vegetables, fruit trees, native plants, and sitting areas. Removal of the parking lot will reduce pollution, and provide land for bird and butterfly habitat, gardens, native vegetation and beauty in an urban neighborhood. The completed site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal and storm water drainage management.

Help break and carry asphalt, or feel free to sit back and enjoy the street
fair, including interactive chalk art projects, street games, creative asphalt reuse, stiltwalking
frogs with jackhammers, and music by:

– Andy Combs
– The Tony Green Orchestra
– Eliza Jayne
– DJ Ghost Dad

Event partners
Depave: www.depave.org
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Community Watershed Stewardship Program
www.portlandonline.com/BES/index.cfm?c=43077
Portland Brownfield Program
www.portlandonline.com/bes/index.cfm?c=35008
Towards Carfree Cities Conference (Shift): www.carfreeportland.org
City Repair Project: www.cityrepair.org
Angela Goldsmith (property owner)
The Waypost Café: www.thewaypost.com


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