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Tonight at the Library: Food Patriots

By Community Events, Health, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Locavore, Sustainability

Learn a little about what community gardens like the Lafayette Community Garden do and and see how small changes in our habits help us and our environment.

Tonight, Sustainable Lafayette will be showing the documentary Food Patriots as part of its summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. This award-winning film run from 6:30p to 8:30p in the Community Hall.

Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served.  $10 donation requested.  $5 for students.

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Have a “CAN”-DO Attitude

By Community Events, Locavore, Organic, Outdoor Learning Center, Sustainability, Winter Vegies

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Penny Porter of All in a Jar will be at the garden on Sunday, September 21 from 3:30 to 5:00PM to share her knowledge of food preservation at home. Have fun learning the basics on water bath canning for high-acid foods. We will discuss the best foods for this process, the tools you need and the do’s and don’ts.

There are many tricks and techniques that make canning a unique process for extending the life of your favorite foods. Most importantly, this class will provide quintessential knowledge and skills for how to begin canning in your own home.

Join Penny Porter for some Canning Basics.

Spring Garden Classes!

By Community Events, Container Gardening, Gardening Tips, Locavore, Outdoor Learning Center

It’s almost spring and we are starting a new season of classes at the garden to educate, inspire and entertain you while you learn more ways to celebrate nature!

Sunday March 30 – 3:00 to 4:30pm
Big Gardens In Small Spaces: Container Gardening

Please join us for the first class of 2014 with Lori Caldwell, certified Master Gardner Composter and a favorite teacher at the Community Garden. If you have small space or want to grow your own food without being overwhelmed by a big garden, this is the class for you. Topics such as types of containers, maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, watering and crop rotation will be covered. It’s a great way to start a garden or add on to maximize your existing garden possibilities. We have scheduled this class for March so you’ll be able to get your containers ready for spring planting.

We’ll meet rain or shine at the Lafayette Community Garden on Mt Diablo Boulevard across from the Lafayette Reservoir. A $5 donation per person to support our education programs is appreciated but not required. Register for our classes 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.