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Historical Houses Presentation and Tour

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 1:30 – 3:00PM

Learn of our local valley’s history through the chronicles of three old houses from the 1800’s: The Old Yellow House in Orinda, Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill, and the John Muir House in Martinez. The inhabitants of these three houses lived in an original sustainable fashion, initially with wells, gardens, fruit trees, livestock and horses. The houses were miles apart, yet webbed together by an overall similar lifestyle, use of horse and carriage, and some exchange of information and goods.

Wonderful supporter/caretakers will be at the garden to speak about the first two houses, and a special guest from the 1800’s will give his presentation about the John Muir House.

These fun and informative historical presentations will be followed by an optional field trip to the Yellow House in Orinda, hosted by guest speaker James Wright. Information about days and times to make visits to the two other houses will be available at the garden presentation.

Our classes are free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support our education programs.

To register for classes click here or send an email to marthaharrislcg@gmail.com

Rainy Day Fun Today

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A little rain isn’t going to stop us! We’re celebrating our 5th season at our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration from now till 3PM.

We have nibbles, games, crafts, music and more…all for FREE, including a raffle at 2:15pm. All community members are welcome, so drop on by.
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You’re invited to our Open House and Harvest Celebration for the 2016 Season

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Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center hosts its 5th annual harvest celebration on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Join us at the Garden for delicious snacks and drinks, scarecrow making, garden crafts and local music. The Open House and Harvest Celebration is free, so invite you friends and come down for a good time! It’s on Sunday, October 16 from 11AM to 3PM.

RSVP today!

LAST Master Gardeners Plant Clinic Today at the Garden

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The Master Gardeners will be at the garden to answer questions from 10:00AM to 11:30AM. They are a wonderful resource. Please take advantage of the experience each brings to the garden and tell your neighbors and friends about this opportunity as well. At 11:00AM, the Master Gardeners will walk through the garden and share their impressions and advice. We hope you’ll join them.

To learn more about how to become a UC Master Gardener yourself, visit the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County website.

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The Doctor is In

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Do you have a plant that looks a little under the weather? Bring it to the garden from 10-11am today and have the UC Master Gardeners take a look. This service is free!

Today: Make Beautiful Garden Stationery

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Today—Saturday, June 25—is your chance to learn how to make gorgeous greeting cards worthy of framing and displaying on your walls. Join Suja Pritchard, an accomplished artist hailing from San Diego, in this fun workshop that will get your creative juices flowing as she guides you through the process of print making with organic materials.

Register now for one of the few spaces left for Organic Card Printing and bring home your own DIY stationery set. The workshop is from 2:00 to 4:30PM this afternoon.

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Saturday: Plan Ahead for Fall with Plan(t) Ahead

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Plan(t) Ahead

This Saturday, May 14, you are invited to join us at the garden for a special outdoor storytime with Lafayette Library’s Childrens Librarian, Dena Hollowood from 1PM to 2PM.

While October is still a few months away, you can get a head start on planting pumpkins for the Halloween season. Register now to let us know you are interested in Plan(t)ing ahead.

The 11th Annual Lafayette Earth Day Festival

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Earth Day

Sunday, April 24th from 11AM– 3PM, Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Presented by Sustainable Lafayette in conjunction with the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, and the City of Lafayette.

Explore this year’s theme of Act Local. Throughout the day, we all have opportunities to make better, more environmentally-friendly decisions. Think about the products you purchase, the transportation options, the lunches we pack for kids, the snacks we carry with us to parks and sporting events. Could you take one more step and bring your reusable shopping bags, walk or ride, carpool once a week or choose fruit that comes in its own organic wrapper (oranges, apples and bananas)? Sustainable Lafayette’s mission has always been to support activities that enhance the quality of life in Lafayette. Making even small changes in your daily decisions can have a huge impact.

Things you can do at Earth Day:

Check out our suggestions for more ideas to get started!

Food vendors:

Green Awards

The annual Lafayette Awards of Environmental Excellence, more commonly known as the Lafayette Green Awards, recognize outstanding efforts that contribute to a more sustainable community and help the City achieve its environmental goals. More info can be found on the City’s website here.