Day: July 16, 2018
New participants are invited to learn about
Botanical Journaling with John Muir Laws
Sunday, August 26 | 10AM to 2PM
Gifted naturalist John Muir Laws (and other seasoned artists) will be coming to the Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, August 26 to share his approach to drawing vegetables. Join us to observe their craft and experience what it takes to set up your own journaling kit, how to sketch “in the field” and learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.
Sign up today and bring with you a sketchbook, your favorite drawing pencils and something delicious to share at the Potluck lunch.
A little rain isn’t going to stop us! We’re celebrating our 5th season at our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration from now till 3PM.
We have nibbles, games, crafts, music and more…all for FREE, including a raffle at 2:15pm. All community members are welcome, so drop on by.
Come to the Lafayette Community Garden to learn how you can add a little whimsy to your yard at our SMALL ENCHANTED WORLDS: DRAGON, GNOME AND FAIRY GARDENS workshop. On June 21 from 2:00 to 5:00pm, artist Suja Pritchard will guide you in making an “enchanted world” container garden for visiting dragons, gnomes, and fairies, with a house, path and fence!
We had another strong turnout for the last of our four education classes in the winter/spring cycle. Pamela Winther, Lafayette resident, Landscape Architect and Adjunct Professor at DVC taught us all about butterfly gardens and the beauty and delight they bring. We learned the best plants to grow, what conditions they need to flourish and more.
But before Pam taught the adults, kids had some more butterfly magic courtesy of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. They each made their own butterfly and left with their own milkweed plant to put in the garden.
The new summer class schedule will be posted shortly. In the meantime, enjoy the slide show.
We had a great work party yesterday and planted California Natives along the fence facing Mt. Diablo Blvd. We also planted a native garden, a tea garden, an herb garden and a butterfly and humming bird garden. Next year is going to be grand!