Nearly a billion people struggle to survive everyday because they don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Now there’s an easy way for you to help. MiiR’s one4one initiative is helping provide water to those who need it most. One dollar of each MiiR bottle you purchase provides one person with clean water for one year. The full $1 donation, all 100 pennies, will go directly to those in need. Clean water transforms lives, communities and generations — and at a surprisingly low cost. Just $20 can provide clean water for one person for 20 years.
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We are excited to announce that the CSA Delivery program is back for 2012! In order to best inform you about the benefits of joining a CSA, Linda from Winter Green Farm will be holding a Q&A session in the lobby on Thursday, March 15th from 5PM – 6PM, then conducting a more in-depth presentation in the Sapphire Room from 6PM – 7PM.
Winter Green Farm is an Oregon based, family operated farm that delivers local, organically grown fruit, vegetables and herbs straight to Indigo either weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your share order. Each delivery is chalked full of delicious and nutritious food that can easily be shared with neighbors. It’s a great way to save time at the grocery, while supporting local farmers.
Photo Courtesy of B-Line Delivery.
B-Line is featured on Groupon today! The G-team is supporting their B-shares program to deliver healthy food to people in need! Learn more at b-shares and join us in supporting their Groupon campaign today through Thursday! Sign on as a G-team supporter and be registered to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market on April 21. Sign on here.
October is the perfect time to visit the Pumpkin Patch and explore the Outdoor Maize. With lush landscapes and family farms, one is sure to experience an enjoyable outing. The Pumpkin Patch has an animal barn, maize, fresh produce market, free hayrides, cafe and more. Visit The Pumpkin Patch for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Hood River’s Fruit Loop
Hood River’s Fruit Loop Celebrates Pears, September 18 & 19, 2010.
“Hood River Valley is famous throughout the nation and the world for its wonderful pears. Autumn is the perfect time to take a leisurely drive on the back roads of the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the U.S. During the peak of pear harvest, fruit stands and attractions all along the valley’s scenic Fruit Loop celebrate with special activities. Sample more than 18 varieties of pears, enjoy pear desserts, artisan foods, a glass of pear wine, live music, a corn maze, and more”. -Find out more from Hood River’s Fruit Loop .
The Bluehour Ten Year Anniversary Street Party for MERCY CORPS
Sunday, September 12, 5pm until 11pm, $120.00 per person advance admission price, admission price inclusive of dinner, drinks and entertainment.
On this great occasion we will take NW 13th Avenue between Everett and Davis and set the block with: a large stage for Storm Large, long rows of family-style tables, strings of lights between the buildings, six food stations and two bars – a dramatic and festive environment for 400+ people to revel in the season and celebrate all we have been through together over the past ten years at Bluehour.
Half the ticket price will go directly to MERCY CORPS to aid their vitally important humanitarian efforts in Haiti and all parts of the world stricken with disaster.
Hawthorne’s Annual Street Fair happening Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 11am to 5pm. Hawthorne’s Street Fair is sure to provide fun for the whole family with live music, entertainment, parties, kids activities, and sidewalk sales.
The Street Fair will take place all along Hawthorne, especially between 30th and 43rd Avenues . Sunday Parkways will cross Hawthorne again this year, drawing thousands of people to the Hawthorne Street Fair! Ride the bus, carpool, walk, or bike!
Photo Courtesy of Tom Carroll.
Celebrate Earth Day 2010 by doing something good for the environment! Walk to work, take Trimet, bike to the store-bring your reusable grocery bags, drink water out of a glass (rather than a plastic container), pick-up litter around your neighborhood, pull weeds in the garden, plant vegetables, plant flowers, start a garden, shop at the farmers market, buy organic products, think about sustainable alternatives for your home, recycle, and be part of your community!
Photo Courtesy of the Portland Farmers Market
Getting out on Saturday to visit the Portland Farmer’s Market at PSU (one of many locations) has always been a favorite of mine. For starters, the Portland State University Park blocks are stunning and add a charm to the Downtown City of Portland. Combining this already beautiful landscape with the Portland Farmer’s Market is simply wonderful. The market, which offers local produce and food products, provides for a fine activity that can continue to boost your soul/body throughout the week-due to all the delicious and organic eats!
Beyond being a tremendously enjoyable activity, attending and purchasing local products boosts the economy and provides support for your fellow community members. Enjoy local produce, eat healthy, support the local economy, encourage awareness, become part of your community, think sustainability, and live a conscience life.
Some words of wisdom provided by Portland Farmers Market: “From farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other artisan goods, our markets are bursting with local offerings from more than 200 vendors at the height of the season. Whether you are wondering who carries spring asparagus, fresh salmon, heirloom tomatoes or homemade berry jam, use the product search function to find which vendors have what you are looking for”.
The Saturday Market is located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks (between SW Hall & SW Montgomery), held March 20 through December 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (March thru October) and 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (November & December).