Now with agreements agreed and permits permitted, the fun begins at the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center. First, we want to share some updated design ideas.[slideshow]
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.
A special Joint Meeting of the Lafayette City Council, Planning Commission, and Design Review Commission is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Approval of the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is on the Agenda as item 9.6. In fact, if you click on item 9.6, you can read the 39-page Lafayette Staff Report recommending that City Council approve our garden project.
Tomorrow is going to be a great day for Lafayette’s next great civic improvement!
Last night our request for a building permit was approved by the City of Lafayette Planning Commission. Thanks to all our friends and supporters we now have enough money to start building our fence and garden beds. We look forward to building community as well.
The next step is to formalize an agreement between the City and EBMUD.
We plan to hire a garden manager in January to help coordinate our efforts.
Check back here for regular updates on fundraising, garden membership and our official groundbreaking.
In the Contra Costa Times, you can read about:
Alameda County Master Gardeners, through an agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District, are developing a demonstration garden in the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. We also work in cooperation with the Alameda County Water District.
Although the garden originally was conceived to introduce the community to the use of plants that tolerate our dry summers with little or no additional water, our approach necessarily broadened to creating an environmentally sustainable garden.
Can you say compacted soil? Read the whole thing here.
Lot’s of energy around planning, building community and then growing food. Got a glimpse of preliminary drawings and schedule for fund raising, permitting, construction and then planting and harvesting.