How to Raise Your Own Chickens

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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:

SRO Outdoor Learning Season Opener

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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





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


Many hands make light work

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Wow.  20 volunteers worked together at the garden on Saturday.  We’re almost ready to plant.  Come take a look!

Lafayette Community Garden members building bamboo fence.

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


Present at the Creation

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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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