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A Pearfect Metaphor

By Blog, Community Events, Gardening Tips

Siamack Sioshansi and his merry band of volunteer gleaners from Urban Farmers has struck again.  Lamorinda Weekly reports that over two weekends in August, they harvested nearly 1,000 pounds of pears from private gardens across Lafayette.  Siamack said:

70 percent of the weight of a fruit tree is made of carbon that the tree extracted from our polluted atmosphere,” he explains, “after a few years it will feed those who planted it, then it will continue to grow and feed a community. Long after those who planted it are gone, it continues to give plentifully if it is taken care of. Fruit trees are a perfect metaphor for life at its best on our planet.

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Gleaners!


Food Sharing

By Blog, Community Events

Edible East Bay writes about:

Sharing has made a comeback. East Bay residents are now bartering, trading, exchanging, swapping, or simply giving away an abundance of homegrown produce or homemade food in a variety of creative ways. Of course, gardeners who grow their own veggies have always doled out surplus squash and spinach to neighbors (or as the San Francisco Chronicle recently wisecracked, arugula and cilantro, the Berkeley equivalent of summer’s backyard bounty).

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Mark Your Calendar!

By Open House

Contra Costa Master Gardeners’ Fall Garden Event

Date: September 10, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sponsor: Contra Costa Master Gardeners

Location: St. Perpetua’s School, Lafayette

More here.