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 gmail.com.
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!