Leach Back Five
Leach Botanical Garden was donated by the Leach Family to the City of Portland’s Parks and Recreation in 1980. The Leach Back Five project is first and foremost designed to provide educational and community science opportunities, with an emphasis on underserved youth and adults.
WHat happens in the Back Five?
Conservation and Education!
Why Leach Back Five is Made Possible
Funders, Supporters & Partners
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Designed to provide educational and community science opportunities, with an emphasis on underserved youth and adults. In line with Leach Garden’s mission and values, the project’s goals are to
- Introduce, guide, educate and train participants in the scientific method, multi-disciplinary thinking and analysis, the concept of ecosystems, the impacts of invasive vs. native species, and the restoration process.
- Involve participants in creating and understanding the elements necessary to execute collaborative projects.
- Nurture and train participants to become program mentors and educators for incoming youth.
- Create awareness and connection to this significant, restorative greenspace in outer SE Portland.
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In the heart of Leach Back 5, a transformative project is taking root, bringing forth a burst of life and biodiversity that promises to reshape the landscape. In October, a...
Leach Botanical Garden, nestled in the heart of Portland, Oregon, has been an oasis for many individuals and families, offering a unique blend of nature, tranquility, and...
When I began my new position as program director two months ago, one of the projects I was most excited for was the Back 5 Community Habitat Enhancement Project. Habitat...