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How to Raise Your Own Chickens

By Chickens, Uncategorized

How to Raise Your Own Chickens | SUN, FEB 14 & 28, 2016 | 1:00–3:30PM

IMG_5063Lafayette resident, “Papa John” Kiefer, will again be offering
workshops that will include raising young chicks, laying hen maintenance, and sustainable coop construction.

There will be two FREE workshops offered and these will be held in Lafayette from 1:00PM to 3:30PM.

  • Sunday, February 14, 2016
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reservations are required | Contact: jhkiefer@comcast.net

SRO Outdoor Learning Season Opener

By Community Events, Gardening Tips, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center
Dudley

Dudley Braun

The 2015 Outdoor Learning Programming kicked off the year on Sunday with more than 50 members and visitors.  The opening program from our own Dudley Braun offered the basics in constructing raised beds from Redwood.  The follow on program from perennial favorite, Lori Caldwell, offered tips on getting your garden ready for planting.  If you would like to attend one of our Outdoor Learning Events, check out the “Events List” just to the right of this post and check back often for new listings.

Lori.Caldwell

Lori Caldwell

 

 

 

 

Work Party Saturday!

By Blog, Community Events, News & Events, Volunteer

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.

Present at the Creation

By Community Events, News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

Come on.  You know you want to be there.   On Saturday, May 12 there will be a work day at the garden.  Come on over between 9:00 AM and 11:30.  We will be working picking up trash, spreading wood chips, building a straw wattle garden bed, and digging trenches for the rabbit fence.  And take a look at the progress:

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It’s Happening!

By News & Events, Outdoor Learning Center

Wow, the Community Garden is a beehive of activity.  By tomorrow afternoon you will be amazed!  We promise.  But first – a shout out.  What does a non profit, community garden that is just getting started do when it needs to chip up a bunch of tree branches that are more than a home chipper can handle?  You call our friends at Traverso Tree and ask if they have a crew in Lafayette.  We did.  They did.  And now we have wood chips.  A lot can happen when a community pulls together.

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