This gorgeous Fall day was the perfect backdrop for our last depaving of 2011 at Chief Joseph Elementary School. This pocket depave along the northwest side of the school courtyard is a garden devoted to native perennial plants that were food and medicinal staples to Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce Tribe. The garden will weave history and culture into ecology to make a space with lots of educational potential. Many thanks to the parents and teachers at Chief Joe as well as landscape designer Mike Porcelli, Boske Dell Natives, and Nicola’s Pizza for their contributions to the project!
- When: Depaved October 8, 2011
- Where: Chief Joseph Elementary School – 2409 N Saratoga St
- Size: 1,250 square feet
- Funder: The US Environmental Protection Agency and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
- Project manager: Josh Cabot
- Download: Pics from this event and see our other projects