City of Lafayette

Farmers’ Market This Sunday

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Lafayette Farmers’ Market reopens on Sunday, June 10 in a new location – South Bart Parking Lot.  Please support the market.  You will be glad you did.

New-Farmers-Market-Flyer

Class Dismissed

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The very first class was held yesterday at the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center.  Did you know that the Saclan Tribe that lived along Lafayette Creek used ground up buckeyes (which are toxic) to stun the fish they caught?  Neither did we.  Learn more at the Lafayette Historical Society.

Generally well behaved students at Janet Thomas’ class on our creekside ecology.

Good to Go!

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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.

A Christmas Gift for Lafayette!

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Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and donors who have made this gift to our community possible.  The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center will begin construction in the new year and it would not have been possible without their help and support!  Click here if you would like to make a tax deductible donation and join this community-wide effort.  Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a wonderful 2012!

The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center

BLAST OFF!

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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.

Troop 32153 Leads the Way!

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Wow! Girl Scout Troop 32153 has kicked off our fund raising drive with a super generous donation of $440!  This would be a great time to get together with some friends and match this gift.  For more information about how to donate, click here.

For more about this remarkable troop, read this at Lamorinda Weekly.

Girl Scout Troop 32153

Kickoff Gathering

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We gathered at the Lafayette Reservoir today for the official kickoff of the Lafayette Community Garden project after three years of planning.

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.