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Upcoming schedule of children's events at Robinwood Station


Children’s classes and activities abound at Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedaroak Drive, West Linn. Classes for children ages 5 to 10 are from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Class fees are $5 per child.

by: VERN UYETAKE - Liam Schauer, 9, left, and Kiley Baker, 9, dig up carrots from a plant bed.

Below is a preview of upcoming children’s events:

Neighborhood Seed Exchange — Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Robinwood Station will teach children to make a living card. A seed and plant exchange will be held for adults.

Sunflower Workshop — Feb. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. Tours of the children’s garden will be offered. Children ages 5 to 10 will learn about growing sunflowers and eat plain sunflower seeds. Children will use seeds to plant sunflowers inside the greenhouse that will be planted outside in April.

Potatoes — March, TBA. Children will learn about growing different potato varieties, take home starter plants and enjoy homemade French fries.

Worm/Compost — April, TBA. Children will learn about worm bins and composting. Children will take home worms in a glass jar.

Corn — May, TBA. Children will learn how corn is grown and learn the difference between popcorn and sweet corn. Children will also make popcorn from a bag of already dried corn and take recipes home.

Bug’s Life — June, TBA. Children will play detectives and examine bugs from the garden. Children will learn how bugs benefit the ecosystem, release ladybugs, learn about bees, taste honey and build mason bee houses.

Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries — July, TBA. Children will learn about bushes and taste different varieties of berries. Students will eat homemade berry freezer jam on bread and take home a small harvest of berries with a recipe and supplies for freezer jam to make at home.

Tomatoes — August, TBA. Children will tour the garden and pick tomatoes to make homemade pizzas. Children will also take home tomatoes, herbs and a pizza recipe.

Edible Flowers — September, TBA. Children will learn about edible flowers and make floral arrangements for a tea party. Children will also take home a vase and flowers.

Harvest Party — October, TBA. The public will be invited for free harvest party activities, garden tours, pumpkin picking, seed collecting and a community potluck.

To register for classes or for more information, call Gabrielle Belmore at 503-706-7334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information about Robinwood Station, visit robinwoodstation.org.



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