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Kenton Women's Village

  • Kenton Women's Village North Argyle Street Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Help Landscape and Bring Nature into the Kenton Women's Village (KWV)! KWV is a village community for women houseless women that will launch this June with pod housing in Kenton. Activities include building a berm and planters, adding a stairway and enhancing the current fence.

We will be working on 4 activities to landscape the Kenton Women's Village!

1) Berm: Building a berm to bring additional green space and community space into the Kenton Women's Village. Activities will include: moving and lifting timber and/or concrete; using soil to construct the berm; laying sod; placing trees in the village.

2) Planters: Building portable planters made from wood pallets and dimensional lumber. Activities will include: cutting, lifting, and drilling lumber; filling planters with soil; planting fruits, vegetables, and trees; and moving built planters around the site.

3) Stairs: Building stairs from dimensional lumber that lead from street level to a public gathering space. Activities will include: excavating soil; cleaning the area of debris; cutting, lifting, and drilling lumber; and possibly planting in the hillside.

4) Fence: Creating an installation of horizontal or vertical wooden slats that will overlay the existing chain link fence. Activities will include: cutting and lifting dimensional lumber; securing hardware to the slats; and arranging the components in a pattern.