Lamorinda Lunch ’n Learn: Habitats for Humanity

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The Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda Parks and Recreation Departments are offering a three-part series on backyard habitat gardening. Attend one class or all three! Everyone from the basic to the advanced gardener will learn something new.

Linda Mizes is an Orinda resident, Contra Costa Master Gardener, certified Master Composter and instructor who provides workshops throughout the county. Lecture/Q & A begins at 10:30 am. Lunch is served at 12:00 pm.

To register, contact the Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda Parks and Recreation Departments for their class registration.

1. It’s for the Birds (and Bees…)
Date: Tuesday, May 6 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way
Fee: $10 MIN/Max: 10/30

Learn about providing and protecting habitat resources for the birds, bees and other critters in our gardens using native plants and other garden strategies. Lunch is generously provided by Tiffany Court Assisted Living of Walnut Creek.

2. Inside Dirt
Date: Tuesday, June 10 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Moraga Gardens Farm, 1370 Moraga Way
Fee: $10 MIN/Max: 10/30

Soil composition is one of the most important factors of a flourishing
garden. Learn about soil biota and how to keep the soil organisms healthy.
Composting basics, mulching guidelines and fascinating soil facts will be discussed.
Lunch is generously provided by Moraga Royale Assisted Living.

3. Habitat Garden Visit
Date: Tuesday, July 8 from 10:30am to12:00pm
Location: Private Orinda Residence (address will be sent to participants only)
Fee: $10 MIN/Max: 10/15

Visit a certified National Wildlife Habitat and a Bay-Friendly Garden located in Orinda. Demonstrations on composting, habitat gardening techniques, organic gardening, and permaculture will be provided. View a backyard chicken coop as well. Lunch is generously provided by The Kensington Independent and Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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