Photo by Leach Botanical Garden
In early October, the Leach Botanical Garden, a hidden gem in Outer Southeast Portland, launched a crowdfunding campaign to support an aerial treewalk as the centerpiece and “wow” attraction of the garden’s planned expansion. In the last two years individuals and charitable foundations have contributed $1.1 million to the nonprofit Leach Garden Friends, leaving less than $160,000 to raise. The City will provide an additional $8.3 million that includes Prosper Portland’s $2 million lead investment to improve the Garden and strengthen East Portland’s economic viability. The Garden just announced an individual $2,500 1:1 match of new crowdfund donations. Learn more about this crowdfunding effort! The campaign runs through November 11.