Growing Together

Getting Started

Volunteers came together from the local community joining young adults in the Americorps Vista volunteer program for a special summer season of service.  They learned about community gardening, permaculture practices, and water systems in the Pacific Northwest.  Then they began putting insights and lessons into practice at a few initial sites of Sabin CDC.   It was rewarding.  Now we would like to build further on this great start.

Next Steps

As a part of the Sabin’s focus on equity and environmental justice, our organization is committed to creating space for our residents to actively participate in making their neighborhood a more sustainable place for the benefit of all. Sabin CDC is intentionally prioritizing our residents’ health and sense of belonging by adding new pollinator and vegetable gardens to the grounds of six of our existing properties and to the rooftops of two new buildings that arescheduled to break ground in 2021. Because green spaces have been correlated with improved mood, decreased stress, and an increased sense of belonging in neighborhoods nationwide, benefits are far reaching and will improve both our ecological impact and our residents’ access to fresh food.
 

EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE – DOUBLE, IN FACT – THANKS TO A DONOR MATCH PLEDGE (Up to $10,000) through 12/31/2019

 
Your donation will support the creation of these gardens and the affordable housing that is vital to the preservation of our tenants’ community and culture with the intention of positive impacts for all neighborhood residents.
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Sabin CDC has partnered with Willamette Weekly Give!Guide to raise money for our Greenspace Campaign for 2019.

UPDATE (11/01/2019) Sabin CDC has teamed up with Willamette Weekly Give!Guide which may offer prizes and incentives while supplies last for donors.  In the spirit of local support, several amazing community partners are supporting this campaign as well: Case Study Coffee Roasters, Alberta Co-Op, Flowers in Flight, and Mr. Bobby.  Visit Sabin CDC’s Give!Guide Campaign Page where you can donate and participate at: https://giveguide.org/#sabin-community-development-corporation.  Please share the link and join in some of the great events happening.