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PORTLAND Portland Parks & Recreation is opening its 46th community garden Saturday at Helensview School in Northeast Portland.

The Community Gardens program, which started in 1975, has been incredibly popular within a host of Portland neighborhoods.

The newest garden project at Helensview School is the first partnership between Parkrose School District and the city s garden program.

Funding for the project comes from a grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, which is getting matched by money from Portland Parks & Recreation.

Anyone who has not already signed up for a plot in the new garden can show up at noon Saturday and stake their claim, provided there are still plots available.

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