Our very own founder has been invited to speak at Lafayette Historical Society’s Speaker Series that focuses on the importance of water resources in our community!
Janet Thomas has lived in Lafayette for 31 years, a couple of blocks from Reliez Creek. She developed an environmental science course for the Acalanes Unified High School District and used the creek which borders the school and its surroundings as an outdoor classroom.
She is now involved with the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center, which is adjacent to Lafayette Creek. Her community involvement today makes use of her research and teaching experience in the Acalanes High School District as well as Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 | 1:30PM
Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Community Hall
Donations: LHS Members $10, Non-Members $15
Children under 14 free with paying adult
For reservations or additional information, contact LHS:
Phone: (925) 283-1848
The Lafayette Community Garden is pleased to host a composting workshop with the Central Contra Costa Waste Authority. Come to this FREE lecture-style workshop covering the basics of backyard composting, including, hot/cold composting, mulching, grasscycling and Vermicomposting (worms!), with plenty of time for Q&A and troubleshooting.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 3:00–4:30PM
Lafayette Community Garden and outdoor Learning Center
3942 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
Reservations for the workshop is required! For questions, or to register by phone, call (925) 906-1801 x306.
Come for the final installation of Sustainable Lafayette‘s summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center on Tuesday, July 28th from 6:30p to 8:30PM in the Community Hall. Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served. $10 donation requested. $5 for students.
“Just Eat It” – Tuesday, July 28th – 6:30pm
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.
You think Fourth of July Fireworks are a big deal. Well, we have three exciting events for you:
Monday, July 6 | 9:00–10:00AM
Join us for Bombastic! when we make seed balls for you to “bomb” and beautify areas that might need a little color. Guerrilla tactics were never so appealing.
Wednesday, July 8 | 9:00–10:00AM
Feel good about doing something for someone who would really appreciate some help. Come Pay It Forward with us and our partner, Give Together and plant a container garden to help ease the transition for families at SHELTER, Inc.
Saturday, July 11 | 1:00–2:00PM
Explore the sounds of the garden with the Lafayette Library during Music in the Garden. Stories, crafts and music all on offer at our favorite setting.
For the fifth year in a row, Sustainable Lafayette will be hosting a summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center featuring three recently released documentaries. These award-winning films will be shown on weekday evenings in June and July. See movie descriptions and event info below. All movies will run from 6:30p to 8:30p in the Community Hall.
Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served at each movie and special guest speakers will be included when possible. $10 donation requested. $5 for students.
For more information, visit Sustainable Lafayette.
Keep up with our amazing naturalist and friend of the garden, Doc “Jim” Hale by checking out his web site. Periodically it will have updates with news and the latest on Jim’s condition. The site also has a link to a fundraising effort set up by some of his friends to help with his ongoing medical expenses.
I hope you will consider sending the link below to any of your friends who also know Jim: