Day: October 19, 2014

It’s Nearly Bedtime!

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What a great way to end the season! We had a great turnout at our Third Annual Harvest Festival. The garden was abuzz with energy.

Papa John gave an interesting talk about the sustainability of raising chickens. Susan Dannenfelser helped kids young and old bring life into apple dolls. Karol Dondero allowed our noses to guide us in making sachets and tea/herb bags. Peggy Magilen brought us back to the time of Miwoks. Doc Hale captivated an audience with a riveting talk about the indigenous peoples who inhabited the East Bay and his study of mountain lions.

We now have a have few more weeks until we close for the season. Until then, we’ll be busy tucking everything in for the winter, so it’s all ready for bed.

THE HARVEST FESTIVITIES HAVE BEGUN!!

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From now until 3PM today, our gates are open. You are invited to learn more about us and how you can be involved. We have lots on the schedule, from chicken talks to Apple doll making. Come out and have a little fun this afternoon. It’s sunny after all.

Too early to think about winter gardens?

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Yep, still a little too early.  But it is not too early to register for the last class this year.  Sign up now for our September 29 class on Winter Gardens.


There is as much happening in your garden over winter as there is in summer…even if you don’t plant anything. Did you know tomato horn worm grubs could be hibernating in your soil? Or that you may be promoting the growth of various wilts by composting your tomato plants? Join Nanette Heffernan in a lively discussion on how to prepare your garden for winter to ensure you have a healthy spring. We will also be discussing winter edibles that do well in Contra Costa County: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Collard Greens…the list goes on and on. You will even take home some seedlings to plant!

September 29   3 – 5pm   Winter Gardens

You can register online here.

Lafayette Today

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Hope you didn’t miss the August Issue of Lafayette Today. Fran Miller has a great article about why the garden is every bit as much about community as it is about gardening and education.  Check it out!

The new gate at Lafayette Community Garden