Friday, June 11, 2010

Another honor for our garden!

We were picked as one of the Global Top 10 for Project Earth's 2010 World Environment Day Contest! You can learn more here: (scroll down to see Vestal's page)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Workshops

Join us this summer to learn about a variety of gardening topics and enjoy a bountiful summer.

Each workshop will run from 10am-noon and will include an informational component and a work project. No registration necessary. Tools and snacks provided.

June 26th- Fall Garden Planning with Portland Community Gardens
July 1oth- Garden Maintenance
July 24th- Garden Maintenance
August 8th- Fall Soil Building with Oregon Tilth

2010 Garden Summer Camp!

This summer the Vestal Community Garden is excited to offer 6 sessions of summer camp for children ages 6-12. Gardeners will learn the fundamentals of organic gardening in an interdisciplinary, stimulating, hands-on and fun manner. We will also work with the OSU Nutrition Extension program every Wednesday, providing gardeners with a nutritious snack and recipes.

Session 1: Gardening Basics- June 29th-July 1st (9:00am- 12:30pm)
Session 2: Soil and Compost- July 6th-July8th (9:00am-12:30pm)
Session 3: Worms and Insects- July 13th-July 15th (9:00am-12:30pm)
Session 4: Art in the Garden- July 20th-July 22nd (9:00am-12:30pm)
Session 5: Multicultural Gardening-July 27th-July 29th (9:00am-12:30pm)
Session 6: Garden Cooking- August 2nd-August 5th (9:00am-12:30pm)

One session of camp costs $15 per student.

For registration materials please contact Program Coordinator Laura Benjamin at or 503-916-6437. Or stop by Vestal School's Main Office- 161 NE 82nd Avenue.