Lincoln Garden 2012 Plant Sale Fundraiser Continues

Available May 26th


  • Many Romas (generic determinant Roma, Viva Italia, Polish Linguisa);
  • Golden Shine (orange/yellow slicing, Indeterminant, 80 days)
  • Taxi Rendezvous (smaller yellow slicing, determinant, 80 days)
  • Heinz (red slicer, indeterminant, 76 days)
  • Oregon Late Spring Tomato (red slicer, 75 days)
  • Various cherry tomato plants

Tomatillos: Green and purple

Basil: Genovese (green)

Onions:  Walla Walla (sweet, yellow) and Cortland (storage, yellow)

Available June 9th:


  • California Wonder bell pepper
  • Early Jalepeno


  • Cucumbers – fresh eating
  • Green Zuchinni
  • Yellow Crookneck
  • Delicata

Sales are held at the Lincoln School Garden, adjacent to the soccer field, every Saturday until June 9th.  If you are not able to make our Saturday sales (9:30am – 3:30pm), you may contact Ronjon to arrange pick up on another day.

Contact:  Ronjon Datta;, 503-449-5598


Tomato Varieties Available Starting May 12th – Fundraiser

We have over 200 tomato starts!!  The greenhouse is bursting with them! Varieties include: Brandywine, Glacier, Golden Shine, Green Zebra, Heinz, Isis Candy, Orange Banana,  ORLST, Peacevine, Polish Linguisa, Roma, Stupice, Sungold, Taxi, Viva Italia, Willamette, Yellow Pear.    Click this link to see a description of these varieties.

Peppers are still on their way! We hope to have these varieties:  Anaheim, California Bell, Early Jalapeno.

Volunteer Help Times – Learn Something/Share Something

There are several chances throughout the week in which you can give 1 to 3 hours to help out with any or all of the tasks the garden holds. See below!
Types of Tasks in Garden:
`Planting outside
`Preparing beds for planting
`Pulling weeds, watering plants
`Up-Potting transplants in Greenhouse
`Working with the compost piles
`Working with kids in afterschool Garden club
`Maintaining perennial flowers and bushes
`Building structures (pea trellis, more)
`And more!
*Spring Work Party Hours Starting in May:
Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm
**Saturdays: 9 – 4pm
*Want to come a different time? Contact us.
**Saturdays from 9 – 1pm is the Lincoln Soccer League. Come watch kids play soccer, cook snacks for them, interact with the parents, or simply work in the garden.**

Spring Break Garden Activities (March 26-29) – ¡El jardin estará abierto!

The Lincoln School Garden will have work parties and activities in the garden while school is out. Garden tasks and educational lessons will be available for kids and parents. Come for a couple hours or a couple days!

En español:

¡El Jardín de las Familias los Sábados en Lincoln!

Saturdays – 11:00 am – 12:00 or 1:00pm, Cuarto 165
11 Febrero – Norma Cardenas, Maestro de los Estudios Étnicos y Madre en Lincoln
Presentación de comida y cultura Chicano: Identidad, representación, inmigración, y trabajando en agricultura y servicio de comida. También, habría una discusión acerca de la justicia alimenticia.

Actividad: Preparación de alimentas especiales

18 Febrero – Kim Phillips, Estudiante de Entomología (estudio de insectos) en OSU
Kim nos mostrará el mundo fantástico de los insectos, y la importancia de los insectos para el jardín y la naturaleza. ¡Incluye demostraciones de insectos en vivo!

25 Febrero – ¡Padres de Lincoln Cocinan!
Unos padres de estudiantes de Lincoln demostrarán cómo cocinar una comida tradicional de los Latinos. Será anunciado: Busca una lista en la oficina para inscribirse para este evento. ¡¡Necesitamos padres voluntarios para preparar una comida tradicional como tamales o empanadas!! Contacte a Ronjon (Roni).

3 Marzo – Rebecka Weinsteiger, Educadora Comunitaria de Comida y Madre en Lincoln
¡Rebecka nos demostrará como hacer mostaza, una actividad para jóvenes y papás! También, aprenderemos como crecer y cosechar semillas y hojas de mostaza.

Actividad: ¡Hacer mostaza!

10 Marzo – James Cassidy, Maestro de Ciencia de Suelos en OSU
¡TIERRA ES VIDA! Ven y aprendan sobre el hábitat más diverso en el mundo – ¡TIERRA!
James nos mostrará porque la tierra es tan increíble por medio de historias, ciencias, y demostración. Saldremos sabiendo más sobre composta y el mundo misterioso bajo la tierra.

Actividad: ¡Construir una caja de gusanos para llevar!

Inscríbanse en la oficina por cada sábado que quieran asistir, o contáctenme.
CONTACT: Roni Datta – 503-449-5598,

Saturday Family Gardening

Our kick-off Saturday Family Gardening event informed the Lincoln public of how to start a garden at home – we handed out planting calenders and fertilizer information (Public organic fertilizer sale at the First Alternative South Co-op on 3rd st – Get organic amendments cheap in whatever quantities you need!). The kids had as much fun as we did, they constructed gardens with arts and crafts materials.

We plan on continuing to provide gardening advice and assistance throughout the winter and spring. Come on by any Saturdays for more fun and knowledge. 11:00 am – 12:00 or 1:00pm, Room 165 (By the garden!)

Feb 11 – Norma Cardenas, Teacher of Ethnic Studies at OSU and Lincoln Parent
Presentation of food and Chicano culture: Identity, representation, immigration, and working in agriculture and food service. Also, we will discuss food justice.

Activity: Preparation of special foods

Feb 18 – Kim Phillips, Entomology (study of insects) graduate student at OSU

Kim will show us the exciting world of insects and reveal to us the importance of bugs in the garden and nature. Includes live bug demonstrations!

Feb 25 – Parents of Lincoln Cook!
A few parents of Lincoln students will host a cooking demonstration of a traditional Latino food. TO BE SCHEDULED: CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS A SIGN-UP SHEET FOR THIS EVENT IN THE OFFICE. !!WE NEED VOLUNTEER PARENTS TO DEMONSTRATE PREPARATION OF A LATINO FOOD SUCH AS TAMALES OR TORTILLAS OR EMPANADAS!! Contact Ronjon (Roni) soiledheart at

Mar 3 – Rebecka Weinsteiger, Community Food Educator and Lincoln Parent

Rebecka will show us how to make mustard, and activity for kids and parents! We will also learn how to grow and harvest mustard seeds and greens.

Activity: Making mustard!

Mar 10 – James Cassidy, Soil Science Instructor at OSU

SOIL IS LIFE! Come learn about the most diverse habitat on Earth – SOIL! James will show us why soil is so amazing through story, science, and demonstration. We will walk away knowing more about compost and the mysterious underground world.

Activity: Build and take home a worm compost bin!

Twas a Great Corn Year!

Here is a visual summary of our corn growth. The class that planted it in the summer got to eat the corn this year. They were thrilled to eat “their” corn! We are experimenting with leaving the stalks to stand all winter with a heavy leaf mulch.