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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Spring is finally upon us, and our staff is gearing up for warmer weather and transformation in the garden! Our first work party of the spring season is happening two weeks from today on Saturday, April 14th, from 10am-1pm. We recommend you bring your own water bottle and a light snack to stay energized. Please watch for a follow up email from us next week for details on work party projects.
Other work parties for the season to add to your calendar:
Saturday, May 12th, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Interested in volunteering more with us this spring? We will be holding a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, April 11th, from 12pm-1pm for anyone interested in learning more about what we do and how to get involved with us! If you are already familiar with LGL, please feel free to join us for our weekly volunteer drop-in hours:
Mondays, 9:30AM-12:30PM with Isabelle
Tuesdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Isabelle
Thursdays, 12:00-3:00PM with Brittnee
Fridays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Brittnee
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators with any questions or concerns you may have regarding volunteering at email@example.com.
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!