25 June 2014

Backyard Brilliance

Looking for a little backyard inspiration?  This weekend, Sustainable Overlook is holding its 3rd annual pesticide-free neighborhood garden tour.

SustainableOverlookPosterSustainable Overlook Garden Tour

Saturday, June 28, 2014

All gardens open from 10am to 3pm

Self-guided tours include a map and begin at either 3908 N Concord Ave. or 5929 N Curtis Ave.

Suggested Donation $5

This tour features yards in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland that express Sustainable Overlook’s mission of ‘Building Community and Resilience’ in a variety of clever and inspiring ways.

In just one neighborhood you’ll discover parking strips converted into edible gardens, green roofs, low-water use plantings, backyard honeybees and chickens, aquaponics units, a celebrated winery in a garage, and five Backyard Habitat Certification Program landscapes.

Living_roofIn addition, the historic W. C. and Adeline Elliott House will open its doors to welcome a tour of the stunning first floor restoration of this classic Victorian home with its flower-filled, bee-friendly front yard.

Tour-goers will also have the opportunity to learn more from these esteemed organizations: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Metro, Xerces Society, Backyard Habitat Conservation Program, Bee Friendly Portland, Growing Gardens, Right to Know Campaign, and Friends of Overlook Bluff.

For more information and profiles on the gardens included in the tour route please visit Sustainable Overlook’s website.