What Went Wrong in Your Garden?

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Want to know what went wrong in your garden this growing season? Join Terry Lippert on Saturday, August 12 here at the garden from noon till 1PM to learn about common problems and viable solutions for growing fruits and vegetables. Register now.

Home Composting for Busy People

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Join RecycleSmart on Saturday, August 12 at this workshop that covers the basics of backyard composting (hot/cold composting), Vermicomposting (worms), mulching and grasscycling, with time for Q&A and troubleshooting. Learn how easy it is to turn your scraps into garden gold. It runs from 3:00PM to 4:30PM. Be there!

Register at RecycleSmart.

Home Composting

Sustainable Lafayette presents AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth to Power

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Sunday, August 6 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Please join Sustainable Lafayette for a community watch party of the opening weekend release of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth To Power to be followed by Q&A and Discussion led by Sustainable Lafayette and Climate Reality Leaders about what we can do right here in Contra Costa to be part of the solution to the climate crisis.

This sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth follows former U.S. vice president Al Gore as he travels the world attempting to combat climate change. The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, businesspeople, and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

Post movie discussion, no-host coffee and snack at nearby Urban Plates farm-to-table restaurant (located kitty-corner across from Century Theaters). To be facilitated by Sustainable Lafayette and Climate Reality Leaders.

Buy online for the 2:00pm showing or take your chances at the theater that day.

Sustainable Lafayette Facebook Page, so we know to expect you.

We hope to see you there.

Welcome All Community Members

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You are invited to stop by for a tour any time the garden is open:  Tuesday 4PM – 7PM, Thursday 9AM – 12PM and Saturday 9AM – 1PM. We’d like the garden to be a resource for all, and love to share the beautiful space and what we’re doing.

If you are interested in joining our community garden as a member next year (March – October 2018), simply fill out and send us the completed membership application form to the address listed.  You will be notified of your status by the end of this calendar year.

Upcoming Tour: Mt. Diablo Recycling Facility

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Mt Diablo Recycling, one of the largest and most efficient recycling facilities in Northern California, is home to the colossal recycling machine “Big Blue.”

Earth Week went so well that we wanted to keep it going for a month.

Join us at the Lafayette Community Garden on a tour of the Mt Diablo Recycling facility on Thursday, May 18 to learn where the stuff in your blue cart goes. Register by May 11 to reserve your spot.

We’re carpooling to keep things green.

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.