Try out Community Supported Agriculture this summer with a special price of just $25 per week.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Experience the benefits of being a Community Supported Agriculture member by signing up for Luscher Farms Try It during August and September. For $25, you can enjoy a share of the farm produce.

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is offering a unique opportunity for community members to try out the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) with a try-it-out share.

A CSA is a partnership between a farmer and local consumers. Participants must be 16 or older, and they pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm's expenses for the upcoming season. The try-it-out share gives you the opportunity to purchase a one-week share for August and September. The share consists of 8-10 different vegetables and herbs and costs $25 per week. Registration is required no later than the Tuesday before the Thursday pick-up that occurs between 5-7 p.m. Lake Oswego Parks & Rec is home to many programs including the local CSA:

Lego Camp

Girl Powered STEM Challenge using LEGO Materials — This camp is for kids (girls and boys) who love to build. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Before care is available 7-9 a.m. at $25 for the week. Here are the details: for ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14-18, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $155.


Beginning Ballet Workshop — This workshop will help to create a strong foundation for classical ballet success. Here are the details: for ages 7-10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs, Aug. 7-10, Academy of Ballet and Dance at 311 B Ave., $89.

Fencing Camp

Fencing Camp — Learn the basic skills of the Olympic sport of fencing and develop quick thinking, coordination, strength and agility. Safety is emphasized. All equipment is provided. Wear athletic clothing and shoes. Two classes are being offered. Here are the details: for ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14-18, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $114; or for ages 12-17, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 14-18, LOPR-Palisades, $114.

Music Camps

Music Around the World — Explore different countries by listening to music they make. Make your own instruments and learn about different cultures. Before care is available from 7-9 a.m. at $25 for the week. Here are the details: for ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 7-11, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $144.

Recording and Music Technology Camp — Experiment with a synthesizer, effect pedals and recording music on your computer. Create your own music and learn how to use computers and other music technology. Students are encouraged to bring in instruments. After care is available from 4-6 p.m. for $25 for the week. Here are the details: for ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 7-11, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $144.

Adult Arts & Crafts

Card Workshop — Experiment with a variety of supplies like colorful paper, paper punches and decorative washi tape to make beautiful, personalized cards your friends and family will love. All supplies are provided. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 11, Adult Community Center at 505 G Ave., $27.

Registration Information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; phone 503-675-2549; or fax 503-697-6579. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.

Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

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