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Last Class of the Year – Saturday, September 29

By Blog, Community Events, Gardening Tips, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center, Winter Vegies

Don’t miss this one!

September 29   3 – 5pm   Winter Gardens
There is as much happening in your garden over winter as there is in summer…even if you don’t plant anything. Did you know tomato horn worm grubs could be hibernating in your soil? Or that you may be promoting the growth of various wilts by composting your tomato plants? Join Nanette Heffernan in a lively discussion on how to prepare your garden for winter to ensure you have a healthy spring. We will also be discussing winter edibles that do well in Contra Costa County: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Collard Greens…the list goes on and on. You will even take home some seedlings to plant!

Sign up here

Kale!

Too early to think about winter gardens?

By Community Events, Gardening Tips, Outdoor Learning Center

Yep, still a little too early.  But it is not too early to register for the last class this year.  Sign up now for our September 29 class on Winter Gardens.


There is as much happening in your garden over winter as there is in summer…even if you don’t plant anything. Did you know tomato horn worm grubs could be hibernating in your soil? Or that you may be promoting the growth of various wilts by composting your tomato plants? Join Nanette Heffernan in a lively discussion on how to prepare your garden for winter to ensure you have a healthy spring. We will also be discussing winter edibles that do well in Contra Costa County: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Collard Greens…the list goes on and on. You will even take home some seedlings to plant!

September 29   3 – 5pm   Winter Gardens

You can register online here.

California Edibles Class – Saturday August 4

By Community Events, Locavore

Don’t miss Kim Curiel’s class this Saturday at the Garden.

August 4   3 – 5pm   California Edibles and What Native Americans Ate
Join Kim Curiel, Burton Valley’s incredibly creative and entertaining teacher, as she takes us back in time.  We’ll not only learn which native plants are edible, she’ll also teach us how to prepare and enjoy these plants that Native Americans and early settlers depended on.  Bring your curiosity and appetite!

Wild Artichoke on Lafayette Reservoir Rim Trail

Garden Cook Book

By Community Events, Locavore

Diane and Fred Wilt  have volunteered to collect and organize some recipes using produce from our garden. If you wish, in the days to come please think about a recipe (simple is good) that you like which features veggies we’re hoping to harvest from our garden. We’ll be in touch soon to solicit your suggestions, and we’ll organize and compile them for our collective use.

New hours!

By Community Events, Locavore, Volunteer

We have established new hours for member work days at the Garden.  By the way, if you are not a member, these are good times to come see the garden.

  • Tuesday, 3 – 8,
  • Thursday 9 – 11
  • Saturday, 8 – 2

This sunflower is closest to the gate at the Garden. Kind of a show off.