Photo courtesy Luscher Farms
Several years ago a group of truly brilliant people set aside some land outside the city of Lake Oswego for the use as a community garden. Since then it’s become a growing attraction; pun totally intended.
Luscher Farm is a gorgeous spot in the countryside just outside of Lake Oswego filled with more than 150 plots used by locals to grow flowers, vegetables, fruits and just about anything else you can think of. The demonstration gardens are used to grow even more, with all the food going to the local meals on wheels program. People are learning how to grow food, and then giving that food to other people who need it most. It’s a wonderful program that could serve as a model for countless other cities and towns.
The farm is open to the public and makes a great place to visit for a nice afternoon out on the farm. This Sunday would be a perfect time for that trip, as it’s their annual Harvest Celebration. It runs from 10 am to 3 pm and offers a great array of fun activities and events. There’s live music from local acts, line dancing, a petting zoo and a reptile exhibit plus a great selection of food vendors. And it all takes place in a beautiful setting.
Also at Luscher Farm is the Rogerson Clematis Garden. It’s a breathtaking display in hundreds of clematis. They vary in size and fragrance, but they’re all gorgeous flowers. Also free to the public, the garden makes for an excellent spot to enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
Bring the kids out to Luscher Farm Sunday for a great chance to get them interested in where their food comes from. You’ll be glad you did.
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