Join the Sauvie Island Center as we celebrate these hard working friends of the farm and learn about pollination. Why is it an important part of the food web? Why does clover honey taste different than wildflower honey? What kinds of insects and animals facilitate the pollination process? All these questions and more will be answered when you attend Pollination Celebration on Saturday, June 22nd from 10 am to noon at Howell Territorial Park on Sauvie Island. We’ll end on a sweet note, tasting honey and learning why the flavor is dependent upon on where the bees have been pollinating. A donation of $10 per family is requested to help offset costs associated with the event. Using our looking glasses, we’ll get a closer look at pollen on a variety of plants. We’ll even have the chance to see how bees gather pollen. Register for the Pollination Celebration.
Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Barn Dance and Barbecue. On Saturday, July 27th at 5 pm we’ll be back at the barn with a live music, loads of fun and a tasty summer barbecue. If you prefer an old school picnic, grab your blanket and purchase individual tickets – just $25 for adults and $5 for children under 12. You’ll hit the buffet line and load your own plate when we ring the dinner bell.
Better yet, take a load off, grab 5 friends and sponsor a table. We’ll provide family style service at your table, along with a bottle of wine and a pitcher of beer. Tables are just $375, which just so happens to be exactly the same cost as a full class scholarship to the Sauvie Island Center. Sponsor names will be posted at tables, and listed on our website, alongside our Presenting Sponsor Whole Foods Market and our Dessert Sponsor Organic Valley. Get your tickets now!