Thursday, June 30, 2011

Green Thumb Community Garden
Featured in South Sound Magazine

There’s something special about taking an empty lot full of rocks, weeds and cigarette butts and turning it into something beautiful, useful and life sustaining. It takes time, energy and patience. But in the end, it’s about more than harvesting fresh fruits, veggies and herbs in community gardens — it’s about growing stronger, better neighborhoods.

In 2008, there were about eight community gardens in Tacoma. Now there are 42 in some stage of development, according to Kristen McIvor, community gardening coordinator for the City of Tacoma and Pierce County. Many of the gardens are on city and metro parks property and some are on private land. “People have a large desire to learn and connect with food,” she said. “They are interested in fresh organic food.”

Read more about the Green Thumb Community Garden in the magazine article, link is provide below.

Also, we have another new garden in the neighborhood, the McKinley Hill Community Garden was completed last Saturday. It is located near East 34th and East M Streets, not far from the old Rogers Elementary School.

TEAM (Tacoma Eastside Action Membership) is looking for volunteers to help support their upcoming (July 16th event at Portland Avenue Park). And, be sure to talk to your neighbors and invite friendsand family to this summer event.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Growing Our Future
TEAM Eastside Event

Celebrate Summer In Tacoma on Saturday July 16th.
This is an annual event on the Eastside of Tacoma in the First Creek Neighborhood. It is sponsored and organized by TEAM (Tacoma Eastside Action Membership), a long standing community group in the Portland Avenue and McKinley Avenue areas.

Enjoy entertainment, try a variety of foods, find arts and crafts, shop, join in games, get a message and generally have a fun day.


Time is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Location is the Portland Avenue Community Center and Park.

We still have room for addtional vendors, artists and music groups.
Call 253 627-5718 for additional information.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

First Creek Neighbors
May 2011 Meeting

First Creek Neighbors

Invites You to Attend Our Monthly Meeting

6:30pm, Wednesday, May 4
The Portland Ave. Community Center
3513 Portland Avenue


Preview of the presentation about First Creek Neighbors and the Green Thumb Garden that will be made at Neighborhoods USA Conference towards the end of May

Find out about what's going on in the First Creek Neighborhood, meet your neighbors, learn about the First Creek Watershed and our Community Gardens

Please join us!


The results are in! First Creek Neighbors came in Third Place nationally.
Very good showing for our community group and for Tacoma.