CANCELLED: Farm to Fork Dinner 2019

From Learning Gardens Lab: 

Thank you for your time. This is a notification that, unfortunately, Farm to Fork has been cancelled for August 2019!

Good Afternoon,

I am reaching out to you today to provide an update regarding the Farm to Fork fundraiser efforts. After many twists and turns in our process, it was determined that due to a lack the continuity we were unable to make this year’s event a success. Therefore, the event staff came to the very difficult decision that they no longer had the capacity to host and carry out the event.

The collective decision was made to avoid a potentially subpar event that would tarnish the memories of last year’s event and the Learning Gardens Lab (LGL). It is a matter of personal, collective, organizational sustainability that brought the event staff to this decision.

We apologize that this is the direction that we decided to go.

If you need further clarification of the need for this decision, please reply to this email and let me know.

If you would still like to support our garden-based program, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to the LGL.

Thank you,
Carith Wiseman
Development Administrator

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LGL Wreath Making Workshop 2018

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Learn how to transform grapevines and evergreen cuttings into beautiful and festive wreaths for your door while supporting the Learning Gardens Laboratory (LGL). Learning Gardens Laboratory volunteers will teach you skills and share design tips to guide you through the wreath making process. No experience necessary!

Bring your creativity, gloves and pruners (if you have them) and take-away your very own unique wreath this year and expertise to recreate a wreath next year, all while supporting our educational farm and garden.

Spaces are limited! CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!
RSVP on Facebook here
The minimum donation to cover materials is $20.00.

Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.
All of the proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Learning Gardens Laboratory’s educational programs. Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable future through garden-based education.

For any questions, email Nora Stoelting

First Annual LGL Farm to Fork Dinner

From Learning Gardens Lab:

SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory first annual Farm to Fork Dinner!

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM  at Learning Gardens Laboratory (6801 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206)

The evening includes:

  • A guided, edible tour through the garden
  • A multi-course meal prepared by PSU Eats Executive Chef Matt Steele
  • Each dish includes freshly grown produce from LGL, along with wine and beer pairings
  • Live entertainment
  • Storytelling by PSU students

All proceeds raised at the Farm to Fork fundraiser will support programming and development of the Learning Gardens Laboratory, including innovative garden-based education projects with Lane Middle School and Portland State University Capstone students. The mission of Learning Gardens Laboratory is to support academic achievement, leadership development, and local sustainable food systems by providing multicultural, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and experiential garden-based education for public school students and their families, university students, and community members.  Please join us in celebrating the bounty of summer at this special event!

A vegan/gluten-free dinner option will be provided.

Portland summer casual party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged.

Reserved sponsorship tables available, please contact Brittnee Gilbert.

Admission: $75 per person. Limited tickets are available, so please reserve your tickets now: Purchase Tickets

 

Work Party and Plant Sale Reminder

A friendly reminder that our work party AND plant sale are happening next weekend, on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am-1pm.
Our work party projects for next weekend are:
  • Setting up drip-irrigation system
  • Installing a new sink at the water shed
  • Creating a bamboo fencing around the children’s play area
  • Pulling weeds
  • Cover cropping
Please remember to bring clothing appropriate for working outside (and sunscreen!), as well as a water bottle and snack.
The plant sale is cash only, and we recommend you bring a bag to carry plants home in. Can’t make it to this plant sale? Don’t worry! We have added another plant sale to celebrate our final work party of the season, taking place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

LGL Harvest Festival TODAY!

Don’t miss the FREE Learning Gardens Lab 2017 Harvest Festival TODAY, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 3:30-6:30PM.  Don’t forget to stop by the BDNA table and pick up some sweet new neighborhood pride stickers!

Learning Garden Labs Harvest Festival 2017

It’s that time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival at the Learning Gardens Lab. Bring the whole family for a celebration of autumn with us 🍁🍃🎃! They will also be hosting a donation drive for Puerto Rico.

Check out the farm stand, pumpkin patch and get a garden tour from their wonderful staff and volunteer members!  There will be kids activities and crafts such as posie making and pumpkin painting. Rain or shine they will be out there! Don’t forget to stop by the BDNA table and say, “Hi!”

Download, print, and share their poster here!