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Joanne Jackson spreading the joy of gardening at Shepherd’s Door

For 38 years, Joanne Jackson spent her working hours as an Infection Prevention Nurse at Providence Portland.“It was a very enjoyable job, but it started to become too much for me to cope with,” Joanne said. It was time to retire. Fortunately for Portland Rescue Mission’s New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door, Joanne wasn’t about…

5 April 14th, 2015 0
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Dennis’ 7 Dees brings life to Shepherd’s Door garden

Gardening and addiction recovery have a lot in common. The process is slow. It requires a great deal of tender care and hard work. Hard ground must be broken up. Weeds that choke growth have to be pulled. New growth is fragile, but strengthens when nurtured. Over time, something healthy, strong and beautiful emerges.  …

11 April 1st, 2015 0
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