Come by Wednesday from 2:00 until 6:00PM and Thursday from 9:00AM until noon to adopt a plant for your personal garden. We have tomatoes, cucumbers and various herbs at the table near the entrance for you to nurture. While you are here, feel free to stroll around and see how the former parking lot has transformed. To us, its a sanctuary. See what it can be for you.
If you have kids 10 and under, there are still three classes left in Our Secret Garden II series. Classes are from 9:00 until 10:00AM on the following days:
- Thursday, July 17: Garden Math
- Monday, July 21: The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out
- Thursday, July 24: Super Powers!
And at the low price of FREE, these are the best deals in Lafayette!
Our Secret Garden has gotten off to a great start. On Monday, June 30, we discussed ways to keep Mother Earth healthy and made recycled newspaper trees. We also went on a hunt for litter and leaves around the garden. We, then, dumped everything into a bucket of compost and worms to find out what will break down over the next four weeks.
Today, July 3, our theme was “following directions.” We learned that different plants needed to be planted in different places, based on the sun and shade. And we found out that sunflowers in particular follow the sun throughout the day.
Local yoga instructor Alison Leitheiser lead us in some garden yoga. Our little gardeners were excellent listeners and followed directions very well. Let’s hope the sunflowers that we planted today also get to follow the directions of the sun.
See you Monday, July 7, when we talk about being great neighbors and community helpers.
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.
Join the Lafayette Children’s librarians a few buggy stories and learn what insects can do for and to our gardens. We will explore the world of bugs, their homes and preferred foods. Here’s your chance to dig in dirt, collect insects, inspect them, and release friendly ladybugs to help keep those pesky aphids under control.
Go ahead! Ask your parents to register you for this exciting opportunity.
Come to the garden Saturday, May 17 for a fun day of making music!
Wind chimes can be made with an exciting mixture of elements. We’ll have fasteners, adhesives, and basic materials, like filament, string, drills, glues, and bamboo. But to make your wind chime uniquely yours, bring items like old keys, bottle caps, earrings, beads, flatware, (smooth) sea glass, and industrial hardware. Just use your imagination!
You’ll have time to make one for yourself and possibly one for the garden. Search the web for inspiration for your music maker!
Join instructor Susan Dannenfelser, local sculptor and garden member, at the Lafayette Community Garden from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to discover your inner artist.
For more inspiration, visit Susan Dannenfelser at www.dannenbeck.com.
Kids 10 and under, please bring your own adult.
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In honor of “Plant a Flower Day” the Lafayette Library and Learning Center came to the Lafayette Community Garden last Saturday for a joyous event of stories, crafts, and planting. Fifteen children and ten adults came to hear children’s librarian, Ginny Golden, read three books about sunflowers and their life cycles. After the stories Ginny showed children how to make brown paper planting baskets complete with sunflower planting markers. After filling their baskets with garden soil, the children planted sunflower seeds to take home. Gardeners Martha Harris, Janet Thomas and Lynn De Jonghe felt privileged to assist with the project, and the entire garden community helped to ready the education site. A delightful time was had by all.