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.
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:
`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)
*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.**
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!
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.
Summer School just ended and we need extra hands to help in the garden until school starts. Open garden hours on Mondays are now 6:00-7:30pm. Stop by and find out how you can help during the rest of the week. The corn the 2nd graders planted is doing awesome!
DATE: Saturday, July 9th
TIME: 1pm – 5pm
LOCATION: SAGE Garden at the Bruce Starker Arts Park, SW 45th Place- just north of Country Club Drive in Corvallis.
Join us for Veggie Fest, an open community day at the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). Fun for all ages! The days festivities will include: planting in the SAGE Garden, live music, garden crafts, face painting, food drive, gardening demos, kid-friendly activities, free pedicab rides and so much more!
Free admission! In place of an admission fee, we ask that you bring a can of food to Veggie Fest – all canned food from the day will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. Popular items for the Food Share are tuna, beans, canned fruits and veggies and peanut butter.
Veggie Fest is being brought to you by the Corvallis Environmental Center & AmeriCorps NCCC.
For more information please contact Christine Beste at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302)584-2611
Check out this contest with the goal to get 1 million kids introduced to veggies! Anyone who wants to inspire kids to dig real food can join Root 4 Kids simply by committing to helping kids in your life complete at least one of these activities: 1) Eat a new veggie; 2) Plant a new veggie; 3) get new veggies to schools; 4) play games and learn about real food or 5) encourage 5 friends to join Roots4Kids.
Sign up and make your commitment at http://root4kids.com/join/. (This is being sponsored by Annie’s Foods.) Then let us at the Lincoln Garden know how we can help you reach your goal. Use the “contact us” page if you’d like. The contest ends May 31st but our love for kids and food will not stop there.