Day: September 14, 2015

Plant Sale and Work Shop – Saturday, Sept. 26

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Check out the UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County Plant Sale and Workshop.

The 2015 GET DRY Plant Sale and Workshop will be held September 26, 2015 at the corner of North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek.

For a free plant, Register!

Watch “Symphony of the Soil” Free

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For a limited time you can watch Symphony of the Soil for free from their website.  Highly recommended. Also check out the UN International Year of Soils website.UN.Soils for more information and resources.

 

Spring Garden Classes!

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It’s almost spring and we are starting a new season of classes at the garden to educate, inspire and entertain you while you learn more ways to celebrate nature!

Sunday March 30 – 3:00 to 4:30pm
Big Gardens In Small Spaces: Container Gardening

Please join us for the first class of 2014 with Lori Caldwell, certified Master Gardner Composter and a favorite teacher at the Community Garden. If you have small space or want to grow your own food without being overwhelmed by a big garden, this is the class for you. Topics such as types of containers, maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, watering and crop rotation will be covered. It’s a great way to start a garden or add on to maximize your existing garden possibilities. We have scheduled this class for March so you’ll be able to get your containers ready for spring planting.

We’ll meet rain or shine at the Lafayette Community Garden on Mt Diablo Boulevard across from the Lafayette Reservoir. A $5 donation per person to support our education programs is appreciated but not required. Register for our classes here.

Plant A Flower Day

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In honor of “Plant a Flower Day” the Lafayette Library and Learning Center came to the Lafayette Community Garden last Saturday for a joyous event of stories, crafts, and planting. Fifteen children and ten adults came to hear children’s librarian, Ginny Golden, read three books about sunflowers and their life cycles. After the stories Ginny showed children how to make brown paper planting baskets complete with sunflower planting markers. After filling their baskets with garden soil, the children planted sunflower seeds to take home. Gardeners Martha Harris, Janet Thomas and Lynn De Jonghe felt privileged to assist with the project, and the entire garden community helped to ready the education site. A delightful time was had by all.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of the event.
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Pant a flower day at the Garden
Pant a flower day at the Garden

Heirloom Classroom

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Lafayette Community Garden will also be an education center.  Today, some of us traveled to Suison Valley to learn about and pick unbelievable heirloom tomatoes at Wild Boar Farms.  Wouldn’t you like to help decide if our garden will be growing Berkeley Tie-Dyes, Black & Brown Boars, Cherokee Greens, Pink Brandywines or one of the other heirlooms bred and grown by this innovative farm?  Get involved today!  Help us turn a parking lot into a garden plot!