This week Abernethy students are trying Strawberry Asparagus Salad! Here's the recipe to make it at home.
Please consider ordering your flowers and veggies from New Leaf Greenhouse this month and Abernethy will make about 30% of the net proceeds. Click here from plant descriptions and for an order form. Order forms are also available in the office.
Please drop completed forms in the Plant Sale box along with cash or a check made out to Abernethy PTA no later than 3 pm 4/28. Orders that come in late will not be accepted.
They say May 1st is the best time to plant tomatoes. If you order today, your plants will be delivered May 2nd!
SKG partner Growing Gardens is taking over Slappy Cakes on Earth Day for a fun evening of Asian cooking! Guests will learn how to make a giant cabbage and noodle-loaded pancake known as okonomiyaki with a choice of toppings including pork belly. Local farmers will be among the eaters trying their hand at the griddle and sharing their stories throughout the meal. Dinner will end with refreshing Japanese shaved ice.
Enjoy a night of fun and food that will help a wonderful Portland organization, Growing Gardens, to expand food equity in our city. Growing Gardens works to give every community member the knowledge and encouragement to grow their own food.
There will be two seatings at the benefit on April 22nd: one at 5:30 and one at 8:30. Click here for ticket information.
Spring is the time of year Mason Bees are out, pollinating flowers and fruit trees. 3rd graders in Mrs. Springgate's class got a first hand look at a newly hatched queen Mason bee and created a new "home" for future bees in the garden.
A few fun Mason Bee facts:
All female Mason bees are queens!
Mason bees don't sting.
Mason bees don't live in hives.
Gardeners can create "houses" to bring mason bees to their gardens. Mason bee queens like to lay their eggs in long, narrow, tube like spaces. In these tubes the queen will lay eggs and build walls (like masons of years past) between the groups of eggs to protect them from other insects, Queens also leave pollen behind to feed the larvae. In the Garden of Wonders, Julie Welch and 3rd graders used and old birdhouse frame and placed tubes in among some twigs. Gardeners can also use wood blocks and drill deep holes in them.
Calling all chili chefs! Time to register for the Chili Cookoff on Thursday, April 20th at 6pm. We're looking for about 30 chefs to fill these categories:
Kid Chef - Veggie
Kid Chef - Meat
Adult Chef - Veggie
Adult Chef - Meat
Click here to visit the chili cook off page and register.
Morgan and the folks at Alaskan Leader have been great supporters of Abernethy and wonderful models of how to harvest food in a sustainable way. Once again this year Abernethy students will get a chance to enjoy Alaskan Leader's yummy Lemon Herb Butter Cod for hot lunch on March 14th. Thanks Alaskan Leader for providing our students with this sustainably harvested (and tasty!) choice.
Dust off your ladles, pull out those winning recipes, and get ready to make some chili! The Chili Cook Off is back! Mark your calendars for April 20, 2017 and get ready to taste some fantastic chilis and vote for your favorite. More details to come.
Come rake, mulch and prune as we welcome Spring! Bring your gloves and tools for an afternoon of fun as we prep the garden, tidy the Native area and clean up our school grounds. Music, refreshments and fun provided. Plenty of jobs for adults and kids!
Saturday, February 25, 2-5pm.
The state is facing a $1.8 billion shortfall and there's a proposal to eliminate funding for Farm to School and School garden grants in Oregon. The Joint Ways and Means Committee (which writes the legislative budget) is holding a series of town hall events to give Oregonians a chance to provide input into the 2017-19 biennial state budget,
If you can make it to your local listening session - schedule below - please support House Bill 2038, sponsored by Brian Clem, to maintain full funding for Oregon's fantastic Farm to School and School Garden program.
Salem - Friday, February 10, 5 to 7 p.m.
Hearing Room F
Oregon State Capitol: 900 Court Street NE, Salem
Portland - Saturday, February 11, Noon to 2 p.m.
Main Mall, Amo DeBernardis CC Building
PCC, Sylvania campus:
12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland
Salt & Straw is inviting all Abernethy students to help them invent their newest flavors! Each child can create a flavor and Salt & Straw will select three from Abernethy to make in their kitchen and sell at the Division Street location. The winning flavor (based on customer votes) will be featured at all Salt & Straw locations. A portion of the sales of that flavor will be donated back to Abernethy! Help you child fill out this form to enter.
Parents, learn more from Salt & Straw owners Tyler & Kim about why they support education!