Things To Do This Month
COME TO THE LUSCHER FARM OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 FROM 10A-3P
Meet all the Luscher Farm Partners who share the Farm. They will be offering demonstrations and activities for the entire family. There will be tours and tips as well as sales of beautiful flowers for your home. You can try tomato tastings, check out the garden art, and sample smoothies made from fresh veggies or fruit. There will also be healthy snacks. Join us as we share the beauty of Lake Oswego's historic farm.
CHECK OUT THE SCARECROWS!! LOOK FOR "SNEAKY PETE" AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SCARECROW You'll know Sneaky Pete when you find him and he has a little prize for you.! The voting box is located in the tool shed! There are 92 scarecrows that are fun or scary, traditional or wacky.
- Keep an eye out for yellow jackets and report any nests to the coordinator.
- Monitor garden irrigation closely so crops don't dry out.
- Use sun screen and wear hats. Drink plenty of water on hot days.
- Keep picking those beans to encourage more production.
- Plant vegetable starts so you can enjoy fresh peas and fall crops of cabbage,beets, carrots, and Swiss and broccoli.
- Take one of the classes below to learn more about harvesting.
September Garden Activities
Saturday, September 8 from 10a-12p
Community Garden Work Party at Luscher Farm
Create and decorate a spooky, dazzling, or life-like scarecrow. Scarecrows are in the farm gardens to bring inspiration to your own creation. Participants bring clothes, ideas and other items from home to personalize their scarecrow. Materials provided in the workshop: hay, PCV pipe, string and other items. To register, click here.
Saturday, September 8 11a-1p
When to Harvest your Vegetables
Knowing when to harvest is as important as knowing how and when to plant. Join our own Master Gardener Karen and expert gardener Jean Anderson to learn the tips on when those veggies are at their peak. You will receive a handy harvesting reference brochure covering 33 different vegetables, plus watermelons.
Saturday, September 1 10-11:30a
Class # 4326755
Walking History Tour of Luscher Farm
Join LO Park Ranger for a tour and history chat about the Farm and the interesting characters that have lived there. Meet on the south side of the white barn; held rain or shine -this tour is best for those that are ambulatory. Parents are welcome to pack or carry children, but the tour is not stroller/wheelchair accessible by an adult. Dress for the weather. Free to all ages, preregistration required, space is limited. Call 503-675-2549.
Sunday, September 23 1-2p
Tilth-Harvest Those Veggies
Join Oregon Tilth as they harvest their way through the organic demonstration gardens at Luscher Farm. Learn the correct techniques to help your produce stay fresher and your plants healthier.
Thursday September 20 5:30-7:00p
Class # 4326037
To register for
Classes at Luscher Farm
What's the story on the water problem at the Farm??
All of us have noticed that the water has been off a number of times in the Community Garden. What has happened is that PGE has been making changes on the flow of power in this area. They are not useing the nearby substation and we are now a long way from the one that is currently being used. When there is a lot of power usage, the flow fluctuates enough to shut down our pump. (It has a protective system to keep the equipment from over heating and causing permanent damage.) Until PGE can keep up enough flow during high usage times, we may have this problem. The City is working on ways to alleviate this without endangering our equipment.