The Backstory: Portland Youth Builders


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As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.

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BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school.

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PYB students Jake Worley (L) and Cyrus Eugene Musgrow (R) fill a new garden box with fresh soil.

In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.

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PYB VISTA volunteer Ruthie Ditzler helps move a pile of soil out of the street and into the garden boxes — one wheelbarrow at a time.  

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PYB VISTA volunteer Michelle Moulton removes soil from NE 44th avenue.

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PYB construction trainer Sean Parks delivers another load of dirt. 

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PYB Students Jake Worley (left) and Cyrus Eugene Musgrow survey the day’s workload.

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