The 12th annual Tree and Shrub sale will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 9-4 p.m. on the north end of the campus in the gym parking lot. The sale, conducted by Multnomah Community Outreach (MCO) is a branch of Multnomah Bible College Student Government that reaches out to help individuals, businesses, parks and ministries within Northeast Portland.
Due to the good quality and reasonable prices, this event has become popular within the community. Local nurseries donate all the trees and shrubs for this event. They are grown in the Gresham area from local stock and are therefore northwest 'hardy'.
The trees and shrubs are usually ornamentals that are easily transported. They are all 4-5 year old plants that will add color and variety to any yard. This year MCO hopes to have a number of dwarf apple trees as well. The trees and shrubs range in price from $5 to $45, with an average of $18.
The proceeds from the sale are given to help out local ministries. Some ministries who have received funds are Christian Women Against Crime, Pregnancy Resource Centers of Portland and Stronger Families of Oregon.