Day: April 28, 2017

Upcoming Tour: Mt. Diablo Recycling Facility

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Mt Diablo Recycling, one of the largest and most efficient recycling facilities in Northern California, is home to the colossal recycling machine “Big Blue.”

Earth Week went so well that we wanted to keep it going for a month.

Join us at the Lafayette Community Garden on a tour of the Mt Diablo Recycling facility on Thursday, May 18 to learn where the stuff in your blue cart goes. Register by May 11 to reserve your spot.

We’re carpooling to keep things green.

Backyard Composting Workshop August 8th

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Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 12.29.59 PMThe 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.

A Lamorinda Camp Exclusive: Meeting Nature Through Miwok Eyes

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Still looking for the perfect camp? Want to learn a little about the local history of Lamorinda? Then come and join us at the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center and immerse yourself into the abundant world of nature as experienced by the local Native American Tribe, the Saclans/Miwoks.

We will meet daily August 4 to 8, from 8:30 to 11:30am. Youth and open-hearted adults will live as tribal members adopting Native American names and cultural observances. We will use what nature has provided for tools, meals, clothing and shelter. The last morning will conclude with a tribal sharing of food and ceremony with guests.

Educator, Peggy Magilen, will lead this experience, assisted by other members of the Community Garden.

The camp is geared for children ages 8 to 12 years old.
A minimum of 6/maximum of 12 youth participants; a few additional (adult) caregivers welcome.
Cost: $50 per camper to cover materials.

Register today.

Urban Farmers in the News

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Nice article today in the Contra Costa Times about The Urban Farmers.  You can read the whole article here.

LAFAYETTE — What began as a gleam in the eye of Siamack Sioshansi, founder of The Urban Farmers, has become a growing groundswell of East Bay gleaners.

From students at Danville’s Athenian School to a cadre of fresh produce pickers at Temple Isaiah and Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette to future food justice fighters at Contra Costa County’s Monument Crisis Center in Concord, Loaves and Fishes, Diablo Valley College and various Kiwanis clubs to a coalition at Moraga’s Saint Mary’s College, an ancient tradition has become more than a trend in the East Bay.

Read more.

Barn Owl Box!

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A big shout out to Megan McWard (and friends) who built and installed this fantastic Barn Owl Box at the Garden.  Learn more below and come see it at the Garden!

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Bye, Bye Butterfly Party Photos

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Story telling, crafts, cookies and butterflies at the Library.

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Transformation!

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Wow.  Obviously, when Suzanne Frey said that her LDS Helping Hands group was to going to volunteer for a work day at the garden, we were all pleased.  But we are blown away with the effort and the results.  The photos tell the story.  Thank you LDS!

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