When: Saturday May 11th 9AM-4PM
Where: Creslane Elementary School.
996 W “A” St. Creswell, OR. 97426
What: Veggie starts, blueberry plants, perennials, annuals, flower pouches, herbs, rhododendrons, shrubs, Japanese Maples, native plants and tours of our garden
Who: The students of Creslane Garden will benefit from your help! All proceeds go to our Garden and outdoor classroom.
This article http://www.rareseeds.com/teach-children-to-love-the-garden/ is from our friends at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. It's a quick but good read. Baker Creek Seed company was started by Jere Gettle when he was only 17. The first year he printed 125 catalogs for friends and family members. Now, his company prints a 212 page color catalog and mails it to over 350,000 gardeners. Check out their website: http://www.rareseeds.com/
Baker Creek Seeds has donated hundreds of seeds to the Creslane School Garden during the past three years.
The use of a cloche can really help you during the spring and fall in the Southern Willamette Valley. Be forewarned, a cloche will not raise the lowest nighttime temperature. It will however, raise the daytime temperature up to twenty degrees. Check out the outdoor temp. 61.5 and the in the cloche temp. 78.6 at 4pm on a mostly cloudy day.
The CSG class took a field trip to Camas Country Mill on Wednesday the 20th from 2- 5pm. We met Sue Hunton, Mill owner and Stephanie at 3:00 for our tour. We learned about farming, harvesting and milling grains. 100 years ago there were many grain mills in the Willamette Valley, for a while there weren't any, now there are three. Camas Country Mill is one of those three.
The field trip was fun and informative. Every student witnessed wheat grain being milled, bagged, labeled, and prepared for shipment.
Every student was given one pound of hard wheat flower that they weighed, bagged, and created their own label for.
Photographs by Rachel
Chef, Heidi Tunnel and Sous Chef, Jason joined Crelane Student gardeners, teachers, parents and family members on Monday the 18 of March to celebrate the one year anniversary of the implementation of the Creslane School Garden. The garden was built on March 17th 2012.
Chefs Heidi and Jason made a variety of baked good using milled grains from Camas Country Mill. We will be visiting Camas Country Mill on Wednesday the 20th of March.
Special thanks to everyone that has supported the garden during the past year. Thanks goes to the Smith Family, Perdue Family, Marquess Family, Ms. Rachel, Mr. Fried, Mrs. Waller, Mrs. Robertson, Betsy, Tammy, Mr. Beck, Mr. Hamilton, and many, many more.
Sean and Debbie
At garden class this afternoon Ms. Julie taught students that one way to preserve cabbage is to turn it in to sauerkraut. Every student left class with a 1/2 pint of sauerkraut and instructions for caring for it. Thanks Julie!!
Creslane Student Gardeners seeded and delivered a variety of seeded trays of vegetable and flower starts to every classroom at Creslane Elementary School this week. Classrooms will raise the plants and then plant them, send them home with students or give them back to the CSG so that we can plant them in the garden.
We had a successful first garden class today despite the hail. There are 25 kids in grades 3 - 5. We discussed garden planning, took a tour of the garden, and harvested some radishes. When I got home I planted tomato seeds.
Garden Class will begin on Monday February 25 and end on May 20th. The class will occur every Monday we have school, from 2:15 until 3:45PM during that time period.