Tuesday, January 10, 2017
WHAT AM I THINKING?
I entered a random drawing for a community garden plot ... and I won! There are two sizes, 10x20 and 20x20. Oh my gosh! Even 10x20 is huge!! But that is what we got.
6 year old has loved growing a cherry tomato plant in a pot by the front door. He and I are the only ones who love tomatoes so we would just pop them in our mouths. Jesse also loves tending gardens and recently started a compost bin in front of the condo (a terrible big no no so hopefully we can move it to the new garden).
Luscher Farm is part of the Lake Oswego Parks and Rec department. It was donated many, many, many years ago by Rudy Luscher. He sold it to the City in return for them caring for the place and allowing him to live there until the very end. I used to drive the Adult Center van and back then, at 95, he was sharp as a tack and hysterically funny. He ran it as a dairy farm, with chickens as a side note. It totals just over 100 acres with 180 organic garden plots. It also houses a soccer field, two dog parks and a walking/ biking path along the perimeter. The original home and barn now house classes and camps. Our city does an amazing job with parks and offering classes for young and old.
Jesse and Mr. 6 are excitedly making plans about what to grow! If it is too much for us to eat, we can donate to the City and they will give to the Adult Center lunch program or for Center members.