Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited the Cully Community Garden on October 3rd, along with representatives of Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national non-profit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunities for all. The small delegation spent time checking out the garden, and acknowledged the work of Verde & Verde Energy, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc., Clean Energy Works, and more.
From the Emerald Cities Portland website:
“On Wednesday October 3, Emerald Cities is co-sponsoring an exciting event, honoring the important work of our partners in Cully and featuring Senator Merkley. The event is sponsored by Emerald Cities Portland, Hacienda CDC, NAYA and Verde. We want to celebrate the good work being done in the Cully community by many Emerald Cities partners, and tie the projects to larger policy initiatives. At a time when there is a lot of political noise at the national level, we want to tell a compelling story about how communities are ‘getting it done locally,’ and creating jobs and community benefits from the ground up. The event will feature Verde Energy, the Living Cully initiative, and a short walking tour of the Cully Park site and Hacienda CDC’s Villa de Clara Vista.”