We have a tendency to think back over the year around the new year time for many parts of our lives. At the Garden that happens more often during the year as we update readers of our newsletter and make announcements to our volunteers.
For several months discussions have taken place about the area in front of the Resource Center. One of the challenges has been the emergency lane that runs through this area. Expanding the paved area would include the fire lane and part of the grass area. The addition of cherry trees would also add to our cultural goal for Tsuru Island.
This is where the story begins in regards to the Gresham Japanese Garden. The island was free standing and as part of the project, a bridge had been built to connect the mainland and the island and area was most likely just called the island. This piece of land was...read more
December 6, 2015
Monday, December 6, 2015 turned out to be an alarming day for residents all over the Portland area.