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Present at the Creation

By Community Events, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

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:

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Earth Day Success

By Community Events, Outdoor Learning Center

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.

Spotting an Acorn Woodpecker at the Community Garden

Earth Day Celebration

By About, Community Events, History, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

Read about the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center in the Lamorinda Weekly.  The article is here.

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.

Holding a map of the garden are, from left: Leah Ingram, Beth Ferree, Janet Thomas, Susanne Frey Photo Sophie Braccini

First Membership Meeting!

By Community Events, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center, Uncategorized

Today, we held the first membership meeting for the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center at the garden site.

Good to Go!

By Community Events, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

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.