Leach connects people to nature. In 1931 Lilla and John Leach bought 4 acres on Johnson Creek, built a fine house, surrounded it with plants they collected, and later gave the property to the public. Leach Garden Friends operates the Garden, offering free or low-cost educational programs such as Nature Fair, Honeybee Hikes for preschoolers, and Art in Nature camps. Staff guide young teens caring for the Children’s Garden. Portland Audubon runs its Talon program for older teens at Leach.