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By Community Events, History, News & Events

The Lamorinda Weekly has the latest news from Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center.

A special aspect of the garden and learning center site is that it sits along the Lafayette Creek and is graced by a number of native riparian plants. These plants are highlighted in a natural riparian oak garden and along a short nature trail, which will be accessible during open hours beginning in March

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Photo by Andy Scheck

Photo by Andy Scheck


Great Turnout for First Outdoor Learning Class of the Year

By Community Events, Gardening Tips, Outdoor Learning Center

Saturday, February 9 marked our first outdoor learning class of the year. Lori Caldwell, an educator on sustainable gardening from Martinez conducted a great class on building healthy soil. 30 people attended – not including the one in the stroller – and we all learned a lot. If you missed it or want to contact Lori yourself, she can be reached at

Soup’s On!

By Open House

On Saturday, January 12, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center is holding a program for kids (5-11) from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Come get warmed up in the library with some hardy-good soup stories!! Receive a certificate good for a visit to the Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center! Harvest vegetables to take home for your own pot of soup!

Afterwards, the Lafayette Community Garden will be open from 3:00 to 4:30 where kids (and their parents) can pick vegetables so they can make their own homemade soup.

Seasons Greetings!

By Blog

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!


Janet Thomas wins Leadership Award

By Community Events, History, News & Events

Sustainable Contra Costa’s fourth annual Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, October 24 and Janet Thomas won the “Individual” award.

The evening’s biggest splash was the 2012 Leadership Awards. A 13-judge panel of local community members who understand or work in a field supporting sustainable practices selected winners in seven categories, and honored one individual for Lifetime Achievement. The awards were presented by Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich and Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez.

  • Janet Thomas, winner of the “Individual” Award, is a founding member of Sustainable Lafayette, and her vision of a community garden inspired $90,000 in support, volunteers in the hundred’s, and 50 households who now tend the food-sharing, education-spreading, Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center.

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