On behalf of the SCA, we would like to salute longtime Sabin neighbor Diane Benson, who started the Sabin Garden Tour. She recently relocated to another state and will most likely be sharing her garden knowledge with her new neighbors there. She encouraged a lot of us to plant more pollinator friendly and native plants in our yards, and created a sense of connection through our landscapes. My yard is filled with many plants that she gifted to me from her own yard.
Winter is a great time to plan for our springtime gardens and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program (brought to us by the Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Land Trust and Friends of Tryon Creek) is a great way to learn more about creating native habitat in our yards. The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District is having a Native Plant sale right now, where you can order many plants for just $3. The Audobon will also have a native plant sale in April.
Let's carry on Diane's vision of making Sabin full of beautiful yards which help our vital pollinators thrive. A big thank you to Diane Benson for all the hard work she did while living in Sabin. We will think of you often as we enjoy the beautiful, buzzing yards in Sabin.