Day: February 25, 2018

Countdown to the 2018 Season

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We’re excited! It’s been 10 years in the making of the Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center. In 2008, a group 19 members of the community embarked on a quest to bring a learning garden to the City of Lafayette. Three years later, in 2011, was a groundbreaking moment: EBMUD and the City offered the community a home for what is now the Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center.

On Saturday, March 10, the gates open for our seventh working season. We’ll be open Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00PM, Thursdays from9:00AM to 12:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Remember, all community members are always welcome to visit.

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Photo courtesy of Jen Frase, Nicole Paulsen Photography © 2017

Today: Make Beautiful Garden Stationery

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Today—Saturday, June 25—is your chance to learn how to make gorgeous greeting cards worthy of framing and displaying on your walls. Join Suja Pritchard, an accomplished artist hailing from San Diego, in this fun workshop that will get your creative juices flowing as she guides you through the process of print making with organic materials.

Register now for one of the few spaces left for Organic Card Printing and bring home your own DIY stationery set. The workshop is from 2:00 to 4:30PM this afternoon.

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And the Green Awards go to…

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Earth Day 2016 Green Awards

…our very own Janet Thomas and Kim Overaa. Congratulations and thanks to all the winners for everything that you do to make Lafayette the green community it is.

Smithsonian’s A Community of Gardens

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The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is proud to be featured on a Smithsonian Website called A Community of Gardens.  Check out the website and the other gardens on it.  And thanks to Susan Dannensfelser for working with the good folks at the Smithsonian.

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Lafayette Library and LCG Presents: It’s a Bug’s World! This Saturday at Noon

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Calling all kids! Bring your parents on Saturday, June 28 from noon until 1:00pm for a hunt for hidden bugs at the Lafayette Community Garden! How many can you “spot”?

Join the Lafayette Children’s librarians a few buggy stories and learn what insects can do for and to our gardens. We will explore the world of bugs, their homes and preferred foods. Here’s your chance to dig in dirt, collect insects, inspect them, and release friendly ladybugs to help keep those pesky aphids under control.

Go ahead! Ask your parents to register you for this exciting opportunity.

Discovering a Sense of Place

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There is a great set of outdoor learning opportunities coming up at Heather Farms called Discovering a Sense of Place. The first one, called “Thinking Like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History” happens on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Camellia Room at Heather Farms.

Other Events Include:

February 26: The Culture and Natural History of Contra Costa County with Doc Hale – 7:00-8:30 PM
March 1: Field Trip to Morgan Territory with Doc Hale – 9:00-3:00 PM
March 12: Living In California’s Greatest Watershed – The Delta: Its History, Beauty and Its Future with Mike Moran – 7:00-8:30PM
March 15: Field Trip to Big Break Regional Shoreline with Mike Moran – 9:30-11:30 AM

Download the brochure here.

Registration is required for all talks. You may register online, by sending an email to rentals@gardenshf.org or by calling (925) 947-1678.

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