Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

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199tree&blackdirtWe now have a tree-lined street, with a graveled sidewalk alongside. Our wonderful volunteers have worked hard planting many trees, with more still to go in the ground. The photograph shows Uji (the closer, light-colored double-wide portable building) and the Sodo (past Uji). We also got beautiful black dirt put into the light-pole base holes, and promptly planted trees there as well.

Friends of Trees will be bringing elementary students to the property to plant shrubs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week (April 7-9) from about 9:30-11:30am. All are welcome to come in and join them. We have many stakes with colorful flags marking locations of shrubs to come.
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We have work parties every Wednesday on the property from about 9:30am to about 3:30pm. Come in the gate at NE 85th and Siskiyou and look for people out toward the Sodo. We break for mid-day zazen from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Uji on the property, and lunch at 12:30pm at the 85th house (3155 NE 85th, a block from the main gate).