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Coming This Summer – Experiencing Native Ways – An Online Morning Camp – July 20-23

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Buffalo Calf Road Woman

Greta Thunberg

 

 

 

 

 

Original Native cultures, and children, inherently know life supportive values.  With that, this online camp offers your child an immersion in the Native traditions of personal naming, dwellings and diet adaptive to regional resources, tool making and the arts, accompanied by Native music and story telling.

Because of the Corona Virus, this camp will take place online using zoom.

To register or for more information, click here.

 

 

“Mow no Mo’!” or “How to remove your lawn”

By California Natives, Community Events, Gardening Tips, lawn, sheet mulching, Sustainability

Are you tired of mowing and edging your lawn, or for paying to have that done for you? Wouldn’t it be great to save money on your water bill? Wish you could quit with the herbicides? Would you like to have a beautiful, water-conserving garden that attracts wildlife? If so, “Mow no Mo!” is the workshop for you.

$30. Limit 30 participants.
Saturday, March 29, 10:00 – 3:00 Lafayette

In this hands-on workshop you’ll get information on how to remove your lawn, select native plants, and design a water-conserving, pesticide-free garden that attracts wildlife. Most importantly, you’ll have the hands-on experience of sheet-mulching a lawn, and you’ll depart confident that you can do this at home.

We’ll meet at a Lafayette garden that currently has a lawn, but won’t when we are through with it! If you have them, bring a labeled long-handled shovel and rake, and gardening gloves, as we will be sheet mulching—cutting back turf, shoveling compost, laying cardboard, and spreading woodchips. We’ll work here until everyone has had a chance to try everything.

Bring a lunch to enjoy while you get your sheet-mulching questions answered. We’ll talk about how to select native plants and where to purchase them, provide you with a list of sheet-mulching resources, and let you know how you can get rebates from your local water district for removing your lawn. You’ll leave this workshop ready to sheet-mulch your own lawn away! To register go here.