Come on. You know you want to be there. On Saturday, May 12 there will be a work day at the garden. Come on over between 9:00 AM and 11:30. We will be working picking up trash, spreading wood chips, building a straw wattle garden bed, and digging trenches for the rabbit fence. And take a look at the progress:[slideshow]
It was great fun celebrating Earth Day with an open house at the Community Garden and Learning Center yesterday. We had a good turn out and featured docent led tours, bird watching with an expert from the Audubon Society, a glass bee hive hosted by the Mount Diablo Bee Keepers Association and more. Big plans for this week including digging post holes for the perimeter fence and a work day on Saturday.
Below is a photo of the birders spotting an Acorn Woodpecker (clown of the Oak forest!). You can see a lot more photos from yesterday at our Facebook page.
Even if you missed the annual plant sale at Moraga Garden Farms, you can learn a lot by watching this video with Deva Rajan. The video is by Clayton Roth.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7__qvIWPZk]
It’s been a long time coming, and it required the tenacity of the Sustainable Lafayette Food Group, including Janet Thomas, to finally create a community garden in Lafayette.
The community can visit the community garden site on Earth Day, April 22, along Mt. Diablo Blvd. across from the Reservoir. But if you want to become a member of the garden, you must work there two hours a week, take your crop home – and sign up early. The first plants are not in the soil yet but 50 families have already signed up and only four spots are left for this year. The garden will also serve as an outdoor education center, free and open to the public.
On February 27, 2012, at special meeting, the Lafayette City Council “approved the license and sub-license agreement with EBMUD and with Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center and Sustainable Lafayette.” Many thanks to all who have worked so hard to make this happen. Now the fun begins.
Great event coming up, Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Moraga Library starting at 7:00 p.m. Deva Rajan of Moraga Farm and Julie Welch, St. Mary’s College Community Garden Coordinator talk about their respective gardens and how to start your own organic garden.