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Greening the M&M Swap Meet
October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us at Hillsboro’s Multicultural Market!
We’ll be ripping up small portions of pavement and doing lots of other landscaping to improve the Market with rain gardens, native plantings, trees, and more.
Additional elements of the project include: a permeable patio for outdoor vendor stalls, a cafe pergola, three beautiful murals, and new signage. Thanks to our supporting partners!
About the Swap Meet — Started in 2000 by Jaime Miranda and his family, the M&M Swap Meet is one of the region’s oldest authentic Latino markets. It is home to dozens of Latino vendors offering a wide range of Central and South American products and cuisine, as well as various repair and business services. Read more about this unique community place in this article from the Oregonian: M&M Swap Meet brings a taste of Mexico to Hillsboro and on the M&M website.
Work will be done with two shifts of volunteers, starting at 9am and going until 3pm. Volunteers are encouraged to come in the morning to depave – orientation is at 8:45. However, there will be many other tasks to help with and all are welcome to come at any time during the day and stay for as long/short as desired.
Depave will provide all the necessary tools, gloves, safety gear.
M&M vendors will be providing delicious refreshments. 🙂
Due to the physical nature of the work planned, volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and clothing appropriate for tough work and fall weather.
Closed-toed shoes are required – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome! We will have activities for young stewards to be involved in the work, but parents are responsible for attending their children.
This project is funded by a Nature in Neighborhoods grant from Metro, with supercharged implementation support from Clean Water Services, and additional support from R&H Construction, Superior Hardscape Specialists, and Dinsdale Nursery.