Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 1:30 – 3:00PM
Learn of our local valley’s history through the chronicles of three old houses from the 1800’s: The Old Yellow House in Orinda, Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill, and the John Muir House in Martinez. The inhabitants of these three houses lived in an original sustainable fashion, initially with wells, gardens, fruit trees, livestock and horses. The houses were miles apart, yet webbed together by an overall similar lifestyle, use of horse and carriage, and some exchange of information and goods.
Wonderful supporter/caretakers will be at the garden to speak about the first two houses, and a special guest from the 1800’s will give his presentation about the John Muir House.
These fun and informative historical presentations will be followed by an optional field trip to the Yellow House in Orinda, hosted by guest speaker James Wright. Information about days and times to make visits to the two other houses will be available at the garden presentation.
Our classes are free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support our education programs.
To register for classes click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center invites you to
our 4th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration | Sunday, October 18
Please join us from 11AM to 3PM at the garden to share in the celebration!
Garden Tours | Games | Displays Refreshments
Music | Raffle | Native American Dwelling and Artifacts
Scarecrow and Apple Doll Making
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!
Our very own founder has been invited to speak at Lafayette Historical Society’s Speaker Series that focuses on the importance of water resources in our community!
Janet Thomas has lived in Lafayette for 31 years, a couple of blocks from Reliez Creek. She developed an environmental science course for the Acalanes Unified High School District and used the creek which borders the school and its surroundings as an outdoor classroom.
She is now involved with the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center, which is adjacent to Lafayette Creek. Her community involvement today makes use of her research and teaching experience in the Acalanes High School District as well as Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 | 1:30PM
Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Community Hall
Donations: LHS Members $10, Non-Members $15
Children under 14 free with paying adult
For reservations or additional information, contact LHS:
Phone: (925) 283-1848
The Lafayette Community Garden is pleased to host a composting workshop with the Central Contra Costa Waste Authority. Come to this FREE lecture-style workshop covering the basics of backyard composting, including, hot/cold composting, mulching, grasscycling and Vermicomposting (worms!), with plenty of time for Q&A and troubleshooting.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 3:00–4:30PM
Lafayette Community Garden and outdoor Learning Center
3942 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
Reservations for the workshop is required! For questions, or to register by phone, call (925) 906-1801 x306.
Come for the final installation of Sustainable Lafayette‘s summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center on Tuesday, July 28th from 6:30p to 8:30PM in the Community Hall. Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served. $10 donation requested. $5 for students.
“Just Eat It” – Tuesday, July 28th – 6:30pm
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.
Learn a little about what community gardens like the Lafayette Community Garden do and and see how small changes in our habits help us and our environment.
Tonight, Sustainable Lafayette will be showing the documentary Food Patriots as part of its summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. This award-winning film run from 6:30p to 8:30p in the Community Hall.
Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served. $10 donation requested. $5 for students.
You think Fourth of July Fireworks are a big deal. Well, we have three exciting events for you:
Monday, July 6 | 9:00–10:00AM
Join us for Bombastic! when we make seed balls for you to “bomb” and beautify areas that might need a little color. Guerrilla tactics were never so appealing.
Wednesday, July 8 | 9:00–10:00AM
Feel good about doing something for someone who would really appreciate some help. Come Pay It Forward with us and our partner, Give Together and plant a container garden to help ease the transition for families at SHELTER, Inc.
Saturday, July 11 | 1:00–2:00PM
Explore the sounds of the garden with the Lafayette Library during Music in the Garden. Stories, crafts and music all on offer at our favorite setting.