The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center celebrated its 10th year with a COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, September 12, 2021. The event focused on indigenous culture and featured two inspirational speakers – – Jim ‘Doc’ Hale and Kanyon Sayers-Roods. Their presentations captivated and enriched our lives. In addition to the speakers, there were guided tours of the garden, information on raising chickens, master gardening and bee keeping, family crafts, edible treats, lavender lemonade, and an opportunity to walk a labyrinth and see the garden’s Miwok Village. Members were on hand to answer gardening questions and show off a variety of gardening methods and practices including hinged covers that prevent critters from eating crops, vermiculture (worm composting), mulching, a butterfly garden, deer resistant plantings and so much more.
You are invited!!! The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is celebrating its 11th year with a COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, August 28th from 11am to 2pm. The event is free and will feature inspirational speakers. Jim ‘Doc’ Hale will share fascinating information about the people who lived on this land for centuries before the 1800’s and a beekeeper from Mt. Diablo Beekeepers will talk about the amazing nature of bees and art of beekeeping
In addition to the speakers, there will be guided tours of the garden, information on raising chickens, master gardening, family crafts, edible treats, iced tea and lemonade, and an opportunity to walk a labyrinth and see the garden’s Miwok Village.
Garden members will be on hand to answer gardening questions and show off a variety of gardening methods and practices including hinged covers that prevent critters from eating crops, vermiculture (worm composting), mulching, a butterfly garden, deer resistant plantings and so much more.
We look forward to seeing you on August 28th! If you have questions, you can call (925) 946-0563. For more information about our garden, please visit our website: https://lafayettecommunitygarden.org/
Get ready to go through the garden gate and celebrate this year’s Harvest Festival – virtually of course.
The Lafayette Community Garden & Outdoor Learning Center’s annual Harvest Festival was originally scheduled to happen at the garden on September 27, but the event, like so many public events impacted by the pandemic, will be celebrated virtually with a movie. The movie shows how, even with limitations placed on its members, the garden became a much needed respite during these unprecedented times.
And, now, here it is: Harvest Fest – The Movie https://youtu.be/spHcH4Jvsjw
Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is diligently monitoring the coronavirus situation and following the protocols of the CDC, the State of California and Contra Costa County. At this time we are taking recommended precautions while continuing operations for members. In view of the shelter in place policy for Contra Costa County that begins at midnight tonight, the Garden will not be open to non members. Thanks for your understanding. And please check back for updates.
Because of the Corona Virus, this camp will take place online using zoom.
To register or for more information, click here.
In the Spirit of the Local Saclan Miwok
Enter our village time and place of the Saclan Miwoks. Here, we will explore Nature’s plants, trees, and animals. We will make necklaces, clapper sticks, acorn meal, arrow shafts, and celebrate with native music and foods. Soon, as now a Miwok, you may want to stay longer.
*Full payment due at registration. A full refund minus a $30 processing fee for camp cancellation until May 31. No refunds issued on and after June 1.
To register for this or other classes, go to our Featured Events page.