The project is first and foremost designed to provide educational and community science opportunities, with an emphasis on underserved youth and adults.
Armed with a plan, the Garden, together with a coalition of stellar partners—Johnson Creek Watershed Council
, Wisdom of the Elders
, the Blueprint Foundation
, David Douglas High School, Lent K-8 School and the African Youth Community Organization-AYCO
and Connecting Canopies
along with help from experts at Portland Parks and Recreation, and many dedicated volunteers—forged ahead with a multi-year project to restore the area. We’ve received funding through an Oregon Community Foundation Grant awarded to Johnson Creek Watershed Council, a City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grant and a Partners in Conservation grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water awarded to Leach Botanical Garden, as well as generous support from individual donors.