At the end of February we harvested some beautiful organic daffodils grown alongside our pinot gris and pinot noir vines. Employees joined in cutting flowers and bundling bouquets for the American Cancer Society, and of course they took a few home for themselves too. The flowers, along with everything other than grapes, are grown under the watchful eye of Jessie Russell our Garden Manager and resident horticulturist.
February 25th: King Estate hosted a group of 5th and 6th grade students from the Crow Applegate Lorane school district. Robin Chinburg brought her students out to cut daffodils for their 2nd annual spring fundraiser. 23 students cut over 5,000 flowers which they bundled in dozens for sale to locals, parents, and staff…. The proceeds will help pay for their field trip to OMSI.
March 1st: King Estate employees and their families braved the elements to join in our annual Keep One Give One event benefiting the American Cancer Society. For every flower that an employee or family member harvests for donation to ACS they keep one for themselves or to share with others. The donated flowers will be part of the American Cancer Society’s “Gift of Hope”. They will be given to cancer patients and survivors in the Eugene area.