Coming up for Friends of Portland Community Gardens


Produce for People Starts and Amendments Distributions

Produce for People Starts and Soil Amendments distributions.  We will have 2-3 sessions this coming Spring and Summer to supply gardeners with soil amendments and starts for plants to be grown to supply vegetables to the local food pantries.  Watch this space for dates!  We have Spring Date – March 16th from 9am to noon near Mt. Tabor Community Garden.


Mason Bee House – Release, Harvest and Training 

We are finished for 2023, but we will be back in the spring!

Mason Bee House
Mason Bee House

As part of our mason bee program, we provide a couple of opportunities to learn about mason bees and their management. In the spring – before the bees are released, we have a training that covers the life cycle of the bees and how we can maximize their pollinating potential during the season – March through early June.

In the fall we have a mason been harvest session – mid to late October.   At this session, we break apart the trays and harvest the cocoons that have been spun during the summer and fall. These are the cocoons that we will be distributing for the next year

Mason Bee Cocoon Harvesting workshop Mason Bee expert Stephen Anderson will show how to:  

  • extract cocoons out of the bee house
  • inspect and clean cocoons and the nesting trays
  • identify pests and parasites
  • prepare cocoons for winter storage in the fridge

Contact Allen Field for more information: