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Don’t miss Saturday’s Class!

By Community Events, Locavore, News & Events

Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center’s second class of the season is this Saturday.  You can sign up here.

Join Susanne Frey, landscape designer and gardener extraordinaire, as she teaches us how to recognize the insects in our gardens – those that promote health and those that wreak havoc.  We’ll discuss the benefits of both and how to minimize the negative impact of the so-called “bad guys”.  We’ll even learn a bit about insecticides.

If you have not been by the garden lately, check out the photos below.  It seems that our very first crop is coming in!

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Learn about the creekside ecosystem this saturday

By Community Events, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

Saturday, June 2   3 – 5 pm    The Creekside Ecosystem
Join environmental science teacher, Janet Thomas, as she guides us through the world of plants and animals that exist within our beautiful creekside habitat.  We’ll learn about the natural history and ecology of the garden area, and how to identify common riparian plants.  We’ll observe what we learn first hand as we take a short walk along the Costa Trail that borders Lafayette Creek and the Community Garden.  Register here.

View of the Lafayette Community Garden on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Class Sign Up

By Blog, Community Events, Outdoor Learning Center

Classes begin Saturday, June 2 and you can register here.  But if you were at the Garden yesterday around 6:00 PM you would have been treated to quite an acting class.

According to naturalist Jules Evens, “a killdeer is one one of our most vociferous and citified shorebirds. They can nest in very urban environments, and often chose rather high-traffic areas. The don’t build a nest, but put a “scrape” in a loose gravelly area, often on the shoulder of a road or path where the eggs are cryptically colored. When a potential predator approaches, like you, they try to distract it and draw it away from the nest by calling loudly, and if you get too close, they feign injury (“broken wing display”) in an effort to lure you away from the nest or their ridiculously cute chicks.”

Check it out!

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Work Party Saturday!

By Blog, Community Events, News & Events, Volunteer

Saturday, May 26, there will be a work party at the garden from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We’ll be building a short bamboo fence around the large oaks (to discourage
folks from walking in an area which still has some poison oak.) And we need to attach
the newly installed rabbit fence to the main fence with small pieces of wire.  Leah may
need help building some  wooden beds in the southeast corner.  And we continue to need folks to pick up the asphalt that is spread
throughout the site.

Please bring water, a hat, gloves if you have them, and sunscreen.