March Fix-It Fairs

The City of Portland offers a regular lineup of free Fix-It Fairs connecting Portland residents with experts and each other, to learn simple, low or no-cost ways to save money and be healthy all year. March online events range from gardening to cooking to safety. 

The Office of Community and Civic Life’s (OCCL) Community Safety Program presents two safety trainings. 

The first is Tuesday, March 1, 3:45-4:30 pm, and covers the responsibilities of pedestrians and drivers with the goal to decrease pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries. 

Register at bit.ly/OCCLpedestrian to increase your knowledge and make the community safer for everyone.

The OCCL’s personal safety webinar on Tuesday, March 8, 10-11 am empowers attendees to follow their intuition, learn how to become comfortable with being assertive, learn de-escalation skills and options for escape and how to support others in the community. 

Register at bit.ly/OCCLpersonalSafety.

The OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program also has two Fix-It Fairs in March, the first, Saturday, March 5, 10-11 am. Vegetable Gardening Tips will get gardens ready to grow to ensure a bounty of tasty vegetables this spring and summer.

Learn from an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener how to select the best site and/or containers to grow veggies, fertilize and grow transplants from seed. 

Register at bit.ly/OSUVegGardenTips to learn low cost options and planting plans.

The second is Ask a Master Gardener, Saturday, March 19, 11 am-12 pm, a live Q&A event. 

A panel of Master Gardeners, dedicated to cultivating resilient and healthy communities through sustainable horticulture education rooted in science, will answer questions. 

Sign up to ask, and learn from others’ questions at bit.ly/MasterGardnerQA.

Cook First PDX and the Montavilla Farmers Market present Fixin’ to Cook Sauces Thursday, March 10, 2-3 pm. The cooking demonstration covers three, scrumptious, easy to make meals of roasted veggies topped with a fresh sauce. 

Get ideas for ways to put more vegetables on the table by registering at bit.ly/CookSauces.

March Fix-It Fairs

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