Please join us for one or all of our spring classes at the Lafayette Community Garden across from the Reservoir. These classes are interactive, informative and fun so come join us and prepare to get your hands dirty!
Saturday April 26 1:00 to 4:00pm Growing Herbs for Teas
Announcing a special educational fundraiser for the Garden where you can learn how to grow, harvest, dry, store and make teas from herbs grown in your own garden. Hollie Lucas Alcalay of Hollies Homegrown in Moraga has made her own herb garden farm into a thriving business and will share with us her expertise and passion for herbs. Sample and savor herbal teas made from local herbs and take home a 4-pack of seedlings to help you get started. Suggested donation $40 (members $20).
May 3, 11:30 to 12:30 Butterflies and Their Foods
After a month developing in the Lafayette Library, our butterflies will be ready to release in our butterfly garden. Come hear butterfly stories, make wands, and create butterfly cookies. Take home a butterfly plant to coax butterflies into your own garden. This is a Lafayette Library and Community Garden collaboration.
May 17, 2 to 5pm Wind Chime Workshop: Making Music in the Garden
Bring assorted “treasures” to make your own unique set of wind chimes. Possibilities include shells (with a hole is a plus), old flatware, driftwood, rounded weathered glass pieces, bottle caps, metal pieces and ???? Use your imagination, anything goes! We will have drills, threading tools, fishing line, assorted fasteners, and glue. Bamboo pieces and ceramic medallions will be available to add to your creation if desired. Make one to take home and one to leave to make music at the garden!
Classes are free although a $5 donation is appreciated.
Please check below to indicate which sessions you’ll be attending:
Our Mission: To inspire and motivate citizens of all ages to share and increase their knowledge about the importance of sustainable growing practices which promote a healthier community and earth.
Our endeavors will be guided by four fundamental values:
- Nature Is Our Teacher
- Sustainability Is A Community Practice
- The Real World Is The Optimal Learning Environment
- Sustainable Living Is Rooted In A Deep Knowledge Of Place
(The wording of these values is borrowed from Smart By Nature ™ a learning framework developed by the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley.)
The primary mechanisms for achieving our mission are to:
- Use our garden site to teach about organic gardening, the riparian ecosystem and local Native American culture
- Provide classes that focus on inter-generational learning of sustainable practices
- Inform the community about other learning opportunities, activities and practices
- Partner with other institutions to support sustainable living education.