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    Matthew Day (front) and Brad Hammond, two of 80 volunteers helping to create community garden plots on Portland’s Eastern Prom, put down newspapers as one of the ‘no-dig’ layers that help to cover the grass and turn it to compost. Photos by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Ben Johnson shovels stone dust to be used as a layer in the sheet mulching approach, also called lasagna gardening.

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    Rachael Sclafani surveys progress on the gardens.

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    Rachael Sclafani, left, and Erin Smith work next to the tennis courts on the Eastern Prom, where 60 new community garden spaces are being created.

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    Laura Mailander with Cultivating Community hoses down newspapers to be used in the effort to create 60 new community garden spaces along the Eastern Prom.

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    Erin Smith helps to create one of the 60 new community garden plots on the Eastern Prom Saturday as part of the “permablitz” event to gather garden volunteers.

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