As OPAL and Bus Riders Unite celebrate our accomplishments from our organizing around the TriMet budget--including $1 million for a discount ticket program for low-income riders --we also need to start planning and strategizing our priorities for the coming months.
A lot of different ideas have been suggested, including a campaign for an elected or locally appointed TriMet board, as well as establishing a Transit Equity Committee made of transit-dependent riders to hold TriMet accountable. Please join us at our next membership meeting to share your thoughts about Bus Riders Unite's next steps:
Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting
Tuesday, July 17 (6pm-8pm)
OPAL Office, 2407 SE 49th Avenue (off Division),
On Bus Lines #4, 14, and 71
Food, childcare, and Spanish translation will be provided. Food is served at 5:30pm, so please come early so you can get settled in. Please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can plan accordingly and expect your participation.
This summer, we'll be working with our awesome Summer Organizers-in-Training to do our East Portland Bus Stop Project.
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas to keep Bus Riders Unite moving forward. Please join us Tuesday, July 17!
With appreciation and respect,
Hector, Myrna, Khanh, Jared, Jon, and all of us here at OPAL
Zenger Farm is a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food
systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. For
more information about the farm and programs, visit zengerfarm.org
11741 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266 | zengerfarm.org
Zenger Farm Workshops ~ Summer 2012
Food Preservation Series with Oregon State University Extension Service
Oregon State University Extension Service Faculty and Certified Master Food Preservers will offer a series of
hands-on food preservation classes for beginning food preservers or experienced canners who want to update
their knowledge and skills. Instruction is based in the most current, research-based information. Sign up for
one workshop or all four!
Introduction to Food Preservation: Jams & Jellies
This session will review basic techniques, necessary equipment, and up-to-date references and resources used
for all methods of food preservation. Make jams/jellies in class. Low sugar and freezer jam options included.
Taught by Oregon State University Extension Service.
Wednesday, June 27th, 6pm-9pm, $30 to $50 sliding scale
Fruits and Pie Fillings
Preservation of fruit products; canning, freezing and drying reviewed. Learn to control the amount of sugar,
to can fruit in juice and make pie fillings. Taught by Oregon State University Extension Service.
Wednesday, July 25th, 6pm-9pm, $30 to $50 sliding scale
Vegetables and Meats
Canning vegetables and meats requires use of a pressure canner. Learn safe use and care of a pressure canner,
try quick pickles and review freezing tips. Taught by Oregon State University Extension Service.
Wednesday, August 15th, 6pm-9pm, $30 to $50 sliding scale
Tomatoes, Tomato Products
Preserve your crop of tomatoes for year-round enjoyment. Review current, safe methods for tomato
preservation including “The Laws of Salsa,” and green tomato options. Taught by Oregon State University
Wednesday, September 5th, 6pm-9pm, $30 to $50 sliding scale
Registration, Neighbor Discounts and Scholarships
• To learn more and register visit zengerfarm.org/workshops or call 503-282-4245.
• Residents of Powellhurst-Gilbert, Lents and Pleasant Valley Neighborhoods are offered a 15% discount.
• Scholarships are available.
Foster Corridor Investment Strategy
Open House #1
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mount Scott Learning Center (6148 SE Holgate Blvd.)
DOORS ARE OPEN - 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESENTATION – 6:00 PM
WALKING TOUR – 7:00 PM
The Foster Corridor Investment Strategy is a coordinated, prioritized and implementable set of actions to improve economic, environmental, and social conditions in the neighborhoods and commercial areas along Foster Road.
(Hosted by Foster Lents Integration Partnership (FLIP), Foster Green EcoDistrict, and the Mount Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association.)
To Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCISopenhouse
For more information, contact:
Kevin Cronin, Senior Project Manager
Portland Development Commission
Those requiring translation service and/or childcare must RSVP by Friday, June 22, 5:00 p.m.
Juanita Swartwood, Public Participation Coordinator – email@example.com
Soil Science Workshops
Tuesday, June 26th, 6 - 8:30pm
& Tuesday, July 10th, 6 - 8:30pm
11741 Southeast Foster Road, 97266
- FREE, with donations encouraged
- Family friendly, everyone welcome
- Language interpretation by request
June 26th we’ll discuss:
· Soil science basics. What’s going on in the dirt and why does it matter?
· How to amend and care for your soil
July 10th we’ll cover:
· How to assess and test your soil
· How to read a commercial soil test and use the results to improve your soil
Guest instructor Heather Havens has a degree in agriculture and is passionate about healthy soil.
The Lents International Farmers Market is starting this Sunday! Please help us spread the word, if able. We are matching up to $20 in SNAP (previously known as Food Stamps) on opening day, so any SNAP participants can purchase up to $20 worth of tokens using their EBT card and receive up to $20 in matching tokens to spend on produce at the market. They can also keep the tokens to spend at future markets.
Here’s a few more details:
Lents International Farmers Market OPENING DAY
Sunday, June 17th, 11am - 4pm, SE 92nd & Foster Road
Come to the Lents International Farmers Market to help celebrate our Opening Day! A program of Zenger Farm, the Lents International Farmers Market is Portland's ONLY internationally focused market. LIFM provides farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant farmers and features fresh, culturally unique, healthy food at affordable prices. Live music, kids entertainment, a community table where you can sell your garden's bounty, and delicious ready-to-eat food are even more reasons to come out and celebrate the start of a great season! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can also bring market posters and fliers to your site (in multiple languages). Just let me know how many and which languages are best.
Hope to see some of you on Sunday!
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