PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — All week on AM Extra, we feature some of the efforts of Earth Day Oregon, a collaborative group working to support environmental nonprofits through partnerships with local businesses.
Wisdom of the Elders is a Native American-led organization with two main components.
The first is a preparatory work program where Native American volunteers restore urban forests and aquatic ecosystems, such as Tyron Creek and Johnson Creek, by removing invasive and non-native plants. The second piece of Wisdom involves recording, preserving, and sharing the oral history, cultural arts, and traditional ecological knowledge of Native American elders, storytellers, and scientists.
For Earth Day, Wisdom of the Elders is supported by Come Thru Market, which is donating $50 market dollar packages for a special draw. People can enter the raffle through the Wisdom of the Elders website at wisdomoftheelders.org.
Come Thru Market is an incubator market supporting Black and Indigenous farmers and makers. All sellers are based in Portland and have started business within the last three years.
Come Thru Market also offers a farmer education program that helps beginning Portland farmers of color prepare for and succeed in the farmers market.
Beginning its fourth season within weeks, the market opens May 2 and will be open every first and third Monday from 3-7 p.m. at 831 SE Salmon St. in Portland.
Check out more of Earth Day Oregon’s business and nonprofit partnerships at Earthdayor.org.