Emerson Garden is a narrow city lot located in Portland at 822 NE Emerson Street. It was placed in trust with OSALT on October 22nd, 2008 by Multnomah County to remain as a community-based garden for future generations.
Upon receiving the property, one of OSALT’s initial goals was to remedy the lead soil contamination. This work was completed in 2012 with the support of the now-disbanded organization, Groundworks.
The site has since served as a garden for the community and has seen seasons of high productivity and seasons of more fallow usage. OSALT continues to work with invested members of the community to assure that the site has the resources it needs and the community has the organization to see consistency and maximum inclusivity in the garden’s success.