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.