At the October Work and Learn Party, the orchard stewards and community members learned about responsible tree care and pest and disease management. Arborist James Kinder of Green Options Tree Care generously volunteered his time and expertise to advise us on how to keep the orchard’s trees healthy. He taught the orchard volunteers about the importance of proper planting and showed us that trees shouldn’t be deeply mulched right around the tree trunk. We also learned how to make pruning cuts that a tree will be able to safely heal.
November’s Work and Learn Party will focus on putting the orchard to bed for the winter. Please join us - it's a great opportunity to meet the neighbors and learn about fruit tree care.
When: Sunday, November 18, 2:00-4:00
Where: Sabin Community Orchard, NE Mason between 18th and 19th Avenues
Your student will arrive with a group of students, accompanied by a bilingual adult escort, and will participate in ESL classes and group activities on weekdays. Your student will arrive with his or her own medical insurance and spending money, and will share meals, traditions and daily conversations with you.
For more information, please contact Alli at 503-860-4367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit the website:
Join us on Sunday, June 10th to help clean up the Sabin Triangle and begin planting flowers. Bring gloves, gardening tools and a large plastic garbage bag. The Triangle, located at NE 15th and Prescott, will be the site of several fun events over the summer, including the Sabin Community Potluck on August 7.
For more info, please contact Hector Roche at email@example.com or call 503-516-6614.
by Clay Veka
Fabulous volunteers needed for fun jobs! Help the Front Garden Tour coordinators by strolling Sabin and scouting bee-friendly
gardens to recruit participation. Or support our new website by maintaining the Sabin events calendar or business listing page. Interested? Please get in touch! ClayVeka@yahoo.com or 503-961-3702.
Where: Sabin School North Playground
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday, May 19
Who: You, your children, neighbors and friends
Why: Plant, thin, weed in the beds and raspberry trellis construction
What to bring: Gloves and appropriate clothing and footwear
Elections for the SCA Board of Directors will take place at the May 14 meeting. There are many openings this year, so it is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with neighborhood issues that you care about and to network with fellow, talented Sabinites working to make our community even greater. If you are interested, please contact Clay for more information, 503-961-3702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.