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Ssshhh…Our Secret Garden II begins Monday, June 30

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Hey kids! The Lafayette Community Garden will be hosting its second Our Secret Garden series.

Beginning June 30, Eli Chan will offer children a chance to get personal about ecology. On Monday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 10am, kids (and their caregivers) will head outside and connect with nature through stories, physical activity and garden-related crafts. They will be armed with the tools to make good food and lifestyle choices. Caregivers will learn how to nurture our next generation to be enthusiastic about their bodies, the environment and our community.

Together, we will become caring human beings who are part of an interconnected natural world. Join us in the garden and get ready to dig deeper than before!

Sign up now to become a first-class community leader.

California Gleaning!

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Cbeck out our friends at The Urban Farmers.

Have you seen their Facebook page?  There are three ways to help:  volunteer, tell them about fruit trees that can be gleaned, and like their Facebook page.

New hours!

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We have established new hours for member work days at the Garden.  By the way, if you are not a member, these are good times to come see the garden.

  • Tuesday, 3 – 8,
  • Thursday 9 – 11
  • Saturday, 8 – 2
This sunflower is closest to the gate at the Garden. Kind of a show off.

Let The Planting Begin!

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This week we finally get to start planting.  This would not be possible except for the wonderful work of our members, volunteers, community partners and garden manager.  A world of thanks.  For great photos of the workday on Saturday click here.

First of three planting tables

 

Work Party Saturday!

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Saturday, May 26, there will be a work party at the garden from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We’ll be building a short bamboo fence around the large oaks (to discourage
folks from walking in an area which still has some poison oak.) And we need to attach
the newly installed rabbit fence to the main fence with small pieces of wire.  Leah may
need help building some  wooden beds in the southeast corner.  And we continue to need folks to pick up the asphalt that is spread
throughout the site.

Please bring water, a hat, gloves if you have them, and sunscreen.

Don’t Fence Me In!

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We have lots of news to report.

  • The fence is almost done.
  • You can sign up for classes here.
  • There is a work party on Saturday, May 26 – anytime between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Lafayette Community Garden Deer Fence

 

Transformation!

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Wow.  Obviously, when Suzanne Frey said that her LDS Helping Hands group was to going to volunteer for a work day at the garden, we were all pleased.  But we are blown away with the effort and the results.  The photos tell the story.  Thank you LDS!

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