1. Recycle because I didn't see signs on bins. They suggested that we put recyclables outside bins so they don't have to sort them.
2. Could give a tour so we could hear why they started the sanctuary and each animals' sad stories with happy endings. We were more than happy to give a suggested donation in exchange. Their G-rated stories made such an impact that one of the kids in our group said she wanted a veggie burger instead of a meat for lunch after. You can get a sneak peek at Hartsong.org. SPOILER ALERT: We met a horse that was kept repeatedly pregnant in a stall for years to make Premarin estrogen to treat menopause in people. (I was so sad that I researched substitutes later and found analysis of 19 studies found soy and black cohosh helped).
I forgot to ask if they compost food scraps or if we could feed them to the animals. So I brought ours back to compost in San Francisco.
All 10 of us loved our stay and hope to return to tube down their creek.
- Three bins: one for compost, recycling and waste for the landfill. You can put all food and food-soiled paper (coffee filters, tea bags, napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes) in green bins though City stickers don't list them all (https://portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/402972).
- A baseball bat by the bed though we never felt the need to use it :)
- Fresh-picked flowers, organic fruit and snacks waiting for us though we didn't indulge so we wouldn't put more packaging in the landfill.
When I got there, no one was at home. But Jeremy returned my call quickly. Their white dog is a good guard dog. She(?) let me in when I called out her(?) name. Jeremy and his son were very nice on the phone and in-person. We asked if we could keep a few things in their fridge. They were very accommodating about that. The other dog was so nice, he slept outside our tent all night.