Learn about Community Supported Agriculture; 'Respond to Racism' schedules meeting; Public invited to State of the County event; Water district seeks budget committee members

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture

As part of its Healthy Eating Active Living campaign for the month of January, the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department is promoting locally sourced produce through its Community Supported Agriculture program.

Winter CSA participants enjoy a bounty of vitamin-packed root vegetables, including rutabaga, radishes, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, kohlrabi, turnips, leeks and celeriac. Mineral-rich leafy greens such as kale, collards, escarole, chicory, lettuce and micro-greens are also included in CSA shares.

To explain the CSA concept, Parks & Rec is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road). Farmer Laura Masterson and her crew will be on hand to answer questions; everyone will get some fresh vegetables to take home, and those who sign up for the CSA program will receive a cookbook and tote bag.

For more information, call Parks & Rec at 503-675-2549 or contact Masterson directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

'Respond to Racism' schedules meeting

Organizers of Respond to Racism, a grassroots effort to gather the community for a discussion about racism and discrimination in Lake Oswego, have announced that they will hold the next in an ongoing series of meetings on Monday, Feb. 5.

Liberty Miller and Willie Poinsette organized the original event in July in response to a blog post about a racist road-rage incident in Lake Oswego. That and incidents in local schools prompted Miller to start a conversation on the social-networking site Nextdoor, which led her to Poinsette. The women then decided to invite the entire community to join them for a series of monthly meetings that have now attracted more than 100 people.

The next meeting is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.; the work begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, go to

Public invited to State of the County event

Clackamas County commissioners will talk about progress made in 2017 and their priorities for the new year at a State of the County event scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Among the questions to be discussed: How will decisions on local issues affect residents? What can the community expect in the coming years? What ideas are commissioners pursuing to help the region thrive?

The gathering, which is planned from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center (12566 S.E. 93rd Ave. in Clackamas), will be hosted by the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce. Seating is limited, and registration is required (see Tickets cost $30 and include lunch, or there is no fee for simply attending and being seated at the back of the room.

The event will be recorded and later aired on the Clackamas County Government Channel and YouTube at

Water district seeks budget committee members

Applications are now being accepted for members of the Lake Grove Water District's Budget Committee. Applicants must reside in the Lake Grove Water District and have a background in finance.

Interested residents should send qualifications by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Lake Grove Water District, Attn: District Manager, 4550 Kruse Way, Suite 360, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

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