From parking lot to fruitful garden…we have much to celebrate. What was once a road, parking lot and staging area is now mostly a cooperative vegetable garden where members work together, in teams or individually, but share in the produce.
This Sunday, September 23, we invite the community to visit the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center as we celebrate the end of the 2018 season at our 7th Annual Harvest Festival.
The garden was established in the spring of 2012 after three years of planning by a small group of Lafayette community members. It has become a place for community members to grow food, learn about the local ecosystem and organic gardening and contribute back to our community.
The gates swing open to the public from 11AM and the festivities will last until 3PM. There will be many activities and speakers. Please come check out what we have to offer. The event is FREE.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:30 – 12:00 Raising Chickens: Papa John Kiefer
12:00 – 12:30 Worm Composting -Linda Mizes
11:00 – 2:30 Food, Community Tabling, Games, Displays, Crafts, Card Sales, Scarecrow-making
11:30 and 12:30 Garden Tours
12:30 – 1:00 Flute Music by member Pamela Halloran
1:00 – 2:00 Saklan Material Culture: “Doc” Jim Hale will discuss the plants, animals, and natural resources used by the Bay Miwok Saklans
2:00 – 2:30 Beekeeping: Jan Pinkerton-Spieth
2:30 – 3:00 Flute Music by member Pamela Halloran
2:50 – 3:00 Closing (Winner of popcorn count)
*Included are finger food, sandwiches, tea, water and lemonade.