Leaven Community Earth Day EveryDay Celebration; with Portland Fruit Tree Project
Sponsored by: Freeya! Metro TriMet and Oregon Synod

Sat, Apr 20 at 10am

  • 5 and under free with adult chaperone(s)
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Join Portland Fruit Tree Project and the many nonprofit organizations that call the Leaven Community Center home for a street festival with kids activities and bounce houses; along with a spring plant sale, live music and sliding scale fundraiser for climate justice and community resilience.

Sparrowhawk Native Plants will be onsite for folx that are picking up pre-ordered plants. Missed the pre order deadline? There will be a FLASH SALE of leftovers at amazing prices at 2pm (line usually forms 10-15min in advance). Also, Portland Fruit Tree Project will have ample garden plants and fruiting trees and shrubs for folx to choose from throughout the day. 

Visit our 2Towns Ciderhouse, Brew Dr Kombucha, Deschutes Brewery donated beverage bar and Lavender Lemonade Stand, tour the Leaven facility, and enjoy family-centric activities while learning about neighborhood nonprofits and Leaven's plans to expand their climate resilience actions in the neighborhood. 

Want to attend the event for free as a volunteer? We would love to have you! Sign up here.

Win prizes all day from Freeya, Portland’s Homegrown Free Marketplace! All attendees will receive a Pro membership to Freeya via email after the event - a $60 Value! 

* 11am to 5pm Crafting for kids with SCRAP PDX

* 12 pm Wildlife Tracking with Cascadia Wild 

* 12-3:30pm Grass Roots Eco Justice Organization Tabling

* 1:30 pm Meet and Greet with Pyxis the Miniature Therapy Unicorn

* 2 pm Flash Sale of Sparrowhawk Native Plants at amazing prices

* 2pm Jessa of Jessa Campbell & The Saplings, all ages music celebrating the biodiversity of the forest, with special guest Dave the Wave

* 3:30pm Leaven Community Neighborhood Resiliency Forum 

* 5:30pm Downtown Portland Raffle Package, WIN a stay at The Nines and dining at Mediterranean Dining Experience

* 6 to 8pm Paper Plane on the outdoor stage, with a mix of original rock and covers

Please let us know if you need any ADA access and we can assist from the check in table at NE 20th and Emerson. From TriMet: Use Stop 6795 at 15th and Killingsworth along route #8, or walk up Killingsworth from MLK using the #6 Route.

About Leaven Community: Anchored in the Vernon and Alberta neighborhoods, Leaven Community was born from the legacy of a historically multicultural and multi-ethnic congregation with deep roots in relational community organizing. In 2010, the declining congregation initiated a process of deep listening with neighbors to address the effects of gentrification, racism, substance abuse, and other root causes of inequality and oppression in the community. That process led to the birth in 2013 of Leaven Community — a community-sourced nonprofit whose mission is to ignite the power of our relationships in our shared stories to act collectively with our neighbors for more equitable, diverse, and thriving neighborhoods.

About Portland Fruit Tree Project: We care for the trees that feed and shade our community; annually harvesting and donating over ten thousand pounds of fruit that would otherwise be wasted. We invite you to tour our fruit fridge during the event!

About Sparrowhawk Native Plants: Instead of a traditional brick-and-mortar nursery, we offer online sales of premium-quality native plants, with neighborhood pop-up events in Portland, Oregon and surrounding communities each fall and spring for picking up your order. Each pop-up is hosted in partnership with a different community organization that gets a percent of the proceeds. Wetlands Conservancy is our beneficary. Through this innovative model, you're planting in the right seasons for our climate, scoring unbeatable prices, supporting insects and wildlife, all while giving back to your community!

About Freeya: The Freeya marketplace app takes the pain out of giving and getting free things in your neighborhood. The app manages all of the logistics, while still allowing for the flexibility we all need. Whether you’re purging and downsizing, or looking for that perfect, new (to you) thing, come see what it’s all about! Feel good knowing that your treasures will go on being treasured. Free Everything!


Leaven Community Center

5431 NE 20th Ave
Leaven Community Center c/o Portland Fruit Tree Project

Portland, OR 97211