Since I'll probably continue to be terrible at updating this blog, I'll give a nice overview of where we're at now.
In three years I have worked with neighbors in and around the Montavilla Neighborhood in Portland to create nearly 60 new pollinator habitat sites. Additionally a large site was installed in Newport, OR. All totalled through this project we have created over 11,000 square feet of pollinator habitat where once there was nothing of wildlife value.
I've worked with volunteers through SOLV Oregon, the Scouts BSA, and individuals who have removed sod and gravel, have tilled compost into compacted clay, and nestled new plant babies into the ground to grow into something that urban wildlife can enjoy.
Metro, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Awesome Portland, and dozens of individual donations. City Repair Project has provided me fiscal sponsorship so that I can apply for grants without going through the expensive and tedious process of becoming a 501(c)3 myself.
My goal is to continue to do this project as long as I have capacity to do so, with a goal of flipping 3,000-5,000 feet a year! There's been no lack of interest in the project - in fact quite the opposite. Interest has grown as people see more and more examples in action.