Category Archives: Open Garden Hours

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!

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Winter Garden

Just as the summer gardening activities are winding down, the school year brings on a new momentum and subtle encouragement to plan for the winter. What’s the after school garden club been up so far?
– Planting Garlic… first time to dig in the soil, added some compost and now just waiting for the green tips to emerge
– Making Salsa… All the ingredients were in the garden just needed the buy the chips. The kids now expect food at each class!
– Clearing a “past due” bed of sunflowers and digging the soil to turn in compost. Then broadcast sowing of fava beans (unfortunately found out they had weevils!) and vetch (for good luck).
– Digging potatoes with the plan to cook them on a rainy day.

Upcoming Plans for Garden Club and Open Garden Hours on Mondays 5-6pm.
– Harvesting dried seed from flowers around the garden to make our own flower seed mixes.
– Building up the worm compost bin to ensure mass through the winter (the split tomatoes should help with that)
– Building another compost pile with food from after school meal program and garden stuff (dying plants, weeds, etc)
– Eating our Brassica’s (Broccoli, Kale, etc)
– Covering our lettuce bed to make a small cloche to help them grow through the winter.
What are you planning for your winter garden?

Fall Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Just because its fall doesn’t mean that our school garden stops growing! In fact, it is the time to ramp up our garden activities with the students and teachers now returning to school. If you have any love for gardens or kids or nutrition or science or math or just like to do fun things, we’d like you to help us this fall!! Please consider these opportunities:

Garden Mentor – mentors assist in the after school garden club and learn along with the group of 3rd-5th graders! (3:45-5:15pm Mon/Wed – choose one or both days)
Garden Lifesaver – water the garden 1x a week, as needed on the day of your choice
Garden Teacher’s Helper – If you have schedule flexibility, sign up to be one of many garden helpers to help give an extra set of adult eyes in the garden with a teacher’s classroom activities
Garden Host – become a host for an open garden night/afternoon/morning of your choice and work with community members, kids, parents who show up for your garden hours.
Special Projects – as an educational garden, we are interested in others learning or sharing their learning in the garden. We already have a rain barrel, compost bins and pollinator gardens, but we’d like a grape arbor/trellis, native plants gardens, rain garden, mason bee log, mushrooms, or whatever you can offer!

Garden Saturday Daze in August

Come join us for some garden adventures in August at Lincoln School Garden in Corvallis, OR. Everyone welcome! 9-10:30am. Snacks provided!
August 14th – Planting planters for school yard; harvest wheat, oats and barley (grown over last winter).
August 21st – Build our compost pile! Harvest the worm compost bin! Harvest more grains!
August 28th – General Garden Clean-up. Take a brassica (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc) home with you to grow this fall.

Participate in some of the garden harvest on these days, too! Our garden is located behind the school at the corner of SE 3rd St and SE Alexander Avenue (look for the bean teepee!)

Open Garden Hours – Clean-up Time!

We are gearing up for another growing season at Lincoln K-8 School. Starting in March and any spring weather days, teachers and students will be venturing into the garden for learning reading, writing, math and science.

We want to get a head start on the clean-up and planting of the garden. Of course, we really just want neighbors, parents and kids to come by and enjoy the garden and lend whatever help they can.

Join us! Thursdays from 3-4:30. Everyone welcome! 110 SE Alexander (corner of 3rd St/99). The garden is between the soccer fields and the playground area.