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June Plant Sale Fundraiser

Second chance to get locally-grown vegetable starts and support NPTL! We have a greater variety of starts that we didn’t have last month (i.e., jalapenos, bok choy, eggplant, basil, lots of different lettuces, tomatoes, and sunflowers).

Due to COVID-19, we will observe these guidelines from Portland Farmers Markets:

  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing at all times.
  • If you have symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who does, stay home.
  • Send one member of your household to shop.
  • Only touch what you’re going to buy.
  • Shop as quickly as possible to make space for others.

Payment via credit/debit card only. No cash.

Vegetables ($3)

  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Beans, white
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Kale varieties
  • Lettuce varieties
  • Peppers
  • Peas, sugar snap
  • Serrano tampiqueno
  • Shishito pepper
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Spinach
  • Tomatillo
  • Zucchini

Tomatoes ($4.50)

  • Black Sea man
  • Russian Black Krem
  • Jellybean red/yellow
  • Cherry
  • Crimson Carmello
  • Oregon Spring
  • Pole
  • Roma
  • Sweetie

Flowers ($3-$15)

  • Sunflower
  • Succulents
  • Zinnia

The plant sale fundraiser will take place at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 2209 N Schofield Street, Portland, OR 97217.

Proceeds go to the North Portland Tool Library & a local branch of Boots to Roots.

May Plant Sale Fundraiser

Get your locally-grown vegetable starts and support NPTL!

Due to COVID-19, we will observe these guidelines from Portland Farmers Markets:

  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing at all times.
  • If you have symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who does, stay home.
  • Send one member of your household to shop.
  • Only touch what you’re going to buy.
  • Shop as quickly as possible to make space for others.

Payment via credit/debit card only. No cash.

Vegetables ($3)

  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Beans, white
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Kale varieties
  • Lettuce varieties
  • Peppers
  • Peas, sugar snap
  • Serrano tampiqueno
  • Shishito pepper
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Spinach
  • Tomatillo
  • Zucchini

Tomatoes ($4.50)

  • Black Sea man
  • Russian Black Krem
  • Jellybean red/yellow
  • Cherry
  • Crimson Carmello
  • Oregon Spring
  • Pole
  • Roma
  • Sweetie

Flowers ($3-$15)

  • Sunflower
  • Succulents
  • Zinnia

The plant sale fundraiser will be located at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 2209 N Schofield Street, Portland, Oregon 97217.

Proceeds go to the North Portland Tool Library & a local branch of Boots to Roots.

POSTPONED: Tool Sale Fundraiser

We’re sorry to announce that because of COVID-19 we will be postponing the Tool Sale, date to be announced later. Please watch this site for updates, or sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Secondhand tools at bargain prices!

It’s looking like we’ll have a great selection of hand tools, small power tools, and even couple of table saws.

All proceeds support NPTL!

Want to help us set up an run the tool sale? Sign up online.

Repair Café CANCELLED

From RepairPDX: We regret to announce we’re canceling our March Repair Cafe. Doing our part to protect the health of our volunteers and attendees is our top priority. We’ll make decisions about future events at a later date, and will update our website and social media, and send out notifications via our newsletter. Hold onto those broken items and garments for mending. Be assured. We’ll be back!

See http://repairpdx.org/ for more information

Bring your broken things to be repaired by handy volunteers!

What to Bring

  • Broken items and any replacement parts you think you might need.
  • Clothing and other garments should be clean, please!
  • Curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude.

Pruning 101

This free pruning workshop by local expert Lydia Cox of Radish Gardens will cover the following topics:

  • Types of pruning cuts (heading vs. thinning)
  • How to make a proper/clean cut
  • Plant behavior after pruning (“reading” bud direction, how plants “heal,” etc.)
  • Determining what type of pruning is appropriate for different types of plants
  • When to prune to achieve the results you want (winter vs. summer pruning)
  • How to keep your tools clean and sharp

Head downstairs and check out pruning equipment after the free workshop!

Lydia Cox is a landscape designer, garden coach, and owner of Radish Gardens. Ready to grow your own food, support pollinators, and add beauty to your yard? Radish Gardens can help you meet your garden goals through edible garden planning, installation, and coaching; ecologically-based landscape design; land restoration planning; and knowledgeable pruning and landscape maintenance services. My goal is to help you enjoy a beautiful and productive landscape that reflects your personal style and meets your needs. Ready to get started? Visit www.radishgardens.com.

Lead-Safe Home Projects Workshop

Learn how to conduct a lead-paint disturbing project using safe work practices

  • History and modern-day uses of lead
  • How we are exposed to lead, and health impacts
  • Proper techniques for containing and cleaning lead dust
  • Best practices for lead-paint disturbing projects
  • Personal protective equipment for your lead project
  • How to work with a contractor to ensure best practices are used

This workshop is perfect for:

  • Anyone planning a paint-disturbing project in a pre-1978 home or older furniture/items
  • Those wanting information about finding and working with lead-certified contractors
  • Anyone who wants to know more about lead-safe work methods

NPTL CLOSED Dec. 31

We will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. All tools due on those days will be extended to Tuesday, January 7.

NPTL CLOSED Dec. 24

We will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. All tools due on those days will be extended to Tuesday, January 7.

Attic Insulation Workshop

This workshop covers attic insulation installation. “Attic” in this case refers to the space between the roof and the ceiling that isn’t being used for storage or living space. We will walk you through the process of insulating your attic step by step, covering:

  • Safety best practices
  • How to conduct your own energy audit / project planning
  • Air sealing
  • Exhaust and ventilation, for moisture control and mold prevention
  • Blown-in insulation
  • Incentives and tax credits to make your project more affordable

This is a great workshop for those who want to:

  • Save money on insulating their attic by doing it themselves
  • Reduce their carbon footprint
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of completing their own home projects
  • Understand concepts and language used by contractors and energy auditors
  • Learn more about how their home works and how to prioritize energy saving activities

More info at: https://www.communityenergyproject.org/services/diy-insulation-workshops/

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Community Energy Project provides free DIY workshops to teach low-cost energy saving techniques for renters and homeowners alike. Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use by installing effective weatherization materials using basic tools. Qualified participants can receive a free kit of weatherization supplies.

This workshop teaches participants:

  • How our homes act as a system
  • How a home uses energy
  • Easy cost saving strategies to implement in your home
  • How to stop drafts in the home
  • General mold prevention strategies

This workshop is perfect for:

  • Renters and homeowners in houses, apartments, mobile homes, trailers
  • Families that want to have a warmer, energy efficient living space
  • Anyone who wants to lower their energy bill
  • Those who want to learn more about how our homes use energy
  • Households that cannot afford to purchase weatherization materials

More info at: https://www.communityenergyproject.org/services/diy-weatherization-workshops/