Wow, what a project! An energetic army of 150 volunteers assaulted asphalt, tore up turf, and transformed the outside of Hillsboro’s Multicultural Marketplace to create a green community plaza with rain gardens, a permeable vendor patio, a cafe pergola, cultural artwork, flowering street trees and other green amenities. All told, volunteers depaved roughly 1,000 square feet of pavement, and planted and mulched over 9,000 square feet of bioswale and green strip frontage. Legions of volunteers converged from numerous organizations and businesses including Latter Day Saints Church, INTEL, DANZA, City of Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council, Salesforce, and more, lending their labor and passion as part of Hillsboro’s HillsDoer Day. This project helped foster beautiful outdoor spaces for this vibrant community hub.
- Depaved, Deturfed, and Planted: October 9, 2017
- Location: M&M Swap Meet – 346 SE Walnut Street, Hillsboro Oregon
- Size: 10,000 square feet
- Funder: This project is made possible by support from Metro, the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District, and Clean Water Services
- Very special thanks to M&M Marketplace, R&H Construction, Superior Hardscape Specialists, KPFF, Dinsdale Nursery, so many community volunteers, and twenty-eight crowd fund donors for making this project happen!