Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Enjoy Supper at SAGE Next Month!

Supper at SAGE is just around the corner!

Join us for a magical evening of food, art and music at SAGE! The 2nd annual benefit dinner for the Edible Corvallis Initiative is Saturday, September 15th.

Supper at SAGE begins in the garden with appetizers by Fireworks, artisan pizzas from our cob oven, and tastings by 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Full Circle Creamery and Red Hat Melons--plus garden tours, music, and an outdoor art gallery featuring local artist Rebecca Waterhouse, whose art appears on the Supper at SAGE posters! A four-course dinner follows, prepared by Chef JC Mersmann of Gathering Together Farm and other local food artisans, with bread by Big River and desserts by First Alternative Co-Op, Le Patissier, New Morning Bakery, and Terminus.   Guests enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from Tyee Wine Cellars, with additional wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. 

Tickets are $60, and are available through BrownPaperTickets.com or at the Corvallis Environmental Center's downtown office: 214 SW Monroe, (541)753-9311. Proceeds from the event benefit the Starker Arts Garden for Education and the Corvallis Farm to School programs.  More information on Supper at SAGE and our programs can be found HERE.

 Can't attend the event, but want to help? Volunteer for a few hours the day of the dinner! We still need help with set-up from 12-3, serving from 5-9, and clean-up from 8-10. There will be a mandatory orientation Saturday, September 8th at SAGE. Email paige@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org for more information.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Camp Time!

Camp participant harvesting green beans.
They harvested 6.5 lbs of beans for the South Corvallis Food Bank in just 10 minutes of picking!
Last week was the "Buzz about Bees" summer camp out at SAGE.  I have to admit I was a bit jealous to see all the kiddos exploring the bee hives, baking tasty honey bread, making beeswax candles and learning about pollinators......it looked like a lot more fun than the weeding and work the interns and I were doing!  In addition to focusing most of the week on bees, they also helped harvest some of the goodies that our buzzing friends collaborated with us to grow!
Teacher Amoreena and friend getting ready to do
some garden work!

We have one more camp out at SAGE this summer from Aug 13th - 17th.  "Roots, Shoots & Flowers!" focuses on taste testing and exploring the different part of plants at SAGE during the height of the growing season.  I know I'm definitely going to be jealous watching the kiddos of that camp!  If you're interested in signing your child or young friend up, there are still spots available.  You can register by phone by calling the Corvallis Environmental Center at (541) 753-9211 or you can sign up online by visiting our website.

Thanks campers for all your help in the garden!
                                                                                                                       Deanna (Garden Manager)