SESNA Neighborhood Garden

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SESNA Neighborhood Garden

The Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Garden is located at 19th St. SE between Oak & Bellevue streets.

The Garden is a partnership between the neighborhood association (SESNA), Capital Park Wesleyan Church, Marion-Polk Foodshare, & South Salem Connect (a Marion Co. Children & Families Commission Community Progress Team).

The Garden’s goal is to create a sense of community by providing space for neighbors to come together, grow their own food, learn important skills & get to know one another.

The Garden provides rental plots & volunteers grow food for Marion-Polk Foodshare’s local food bank at Capital Park Wesleyan Church, just ½ block up 19th St. SE.  Sometimes classes, events & meetings are held in the Garden.

From spring through fall, the Garden generally holds work-learn parties every 1st & 3rd Sat. from 10-12.  We welcome your involvement.  Call 971/208-5402 for more information.  Also see our blog (button on the left).

Sesna Neighborhood Garden News

March 2012

Want to cut your food costs?  Grow your own!

You can grow nutritious food for your family in the Sesna Neighborhood Garden.  Large garden plots are $25 for the year & small ones are $10.  The price includes access to water & tools.

The Garden is located on 19th St. SE between Oak & Bellevue streets.  Residents of Sesna are given preference

    See the SESNA map for the neighborhood association boundary.

For more information, call Nicole or Marcia at 971/209-5402 & leave a message.




Neighborhood Garden Update

Winter garden

The Garden has been growing & harvesting broccoli all winter for the food bank at Capital Park Wesleyan Church.  Earlier this winter, we grew arugula & mizuna, two salad greens that spark up any salad with their peppery, slightly bitter taste.

Other greens you may see there are a winter cover crop, grown to improve the soil & keep the rain from leaching out nutrients.

Grant-funded projects

Small grants from S. Salem Connect have funded a number of projects in 2011-12:

  • a small greenhouse

  • removal of 2 diseased trees

  • a potting bench made by Rick Retzman, Sesna neighbor

  • bench kits made by Rick Retzman to be assembled by volunteers

  • signs for plots made by Chemeketa students under the direction of Austin Rowlader of HandsOn MidWillamette Valley

The Sesna Garden would like to thank our major donors this year:

  • Egan’s Gardens donated a large number of perennial flowers for the 2nd year in a row!

  • The Salem Area Garden Club donated funds for a picnic table, which was built by John Stalnaker & Tom Martin