Welcome to Spring Community Work Party

March 28 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

hugelkultur team bestSpring into community on this fun day of construction, planting, and sharing food in the Edible Landscape.  Meet on Carmel Avenue mid-way between Portland and Thousand Oaks on the east edge of the Memorial Park.

(Arrive at 10:30 to help set up and stage materials to the areas where they will be used.)  (more…)

Posted in , , , on March 25, 2015

West County Edition of the Great Tomato Plant Sale

(Event Sponsored by Urban Tilth)
April 11 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Tomato Plant Sale
The Contra Costa Master Gardeners, in partnership with Urban Tilth, will be holding their 2nd annual Great Tomato Sale on Saturday, April 11th from 10-3 at Adams Crest Farm 5000 Patterson Circle, Richmond. Come and get healthy tomato seedlings that have been specially selected for our area. Here is a link to more information including a list of the varieties available (click on shopping list link)

Posted in , , on March 16, 2015

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

BASILThis 2015 documentary plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century: from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond.

Trailer here
Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy – her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her – drives the story forward. Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s late husband James and a host of Detroit comrades across three generations help shape this uniquely American story.

Posted in , , on March 16, 2015

16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap and Celebration

March 7 @ 7:00 am - Event Details

BASILA fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. Click here to check out our recent blog post on a vital seed saving advocacy campaign.

The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Project is part of a growing network of concerned farmers and community gardeners dedicated to conserving the remaining genetic diversity of our planet’s seed stock. They have created a library of healthy vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that are being made available free to the public.

Posted in , , , , on February 27, 2015

Memorial Park Edible Landscape Project Three-Part Work Party

February 28 @ 10:30 am - Event Details

10:30AM-12:30 PM: Eastside Garden… Move an urbanite path, cooking greens scavenger hunt and cook out.

** BUILDING A PATH AROUND, RATHER THAN THROUGH, THE PLANTS We will shift one of the urbanite paths to make more space for the beautiful purple-flowered salvia.

Project Pickle 2014** COOKING GREENS SCAVENGER HUNT See how many cooking greens you can find in the garden, we’ll collect, identify and cook ‘em up.

Bring: work gloves, water bottle, and a snack.

12:30-2:30 PM Westside Garden Design Charette & Seed Starting

** DESIGN CHARETTE We’ll take the basic idea of deconstructing the shed and creating an outdoor classroom demonstration area with counter, sink, and storage benches and discuss how to create the best set up for the outdoor classroom, a refurbished compost area, and perhaps some rainwater harvesting from the roof of the Veteran’s Memorial Building and a greenhouse area.  The amazing project team of Delia Carroll, Ed Fields, Terry Lamb, and Marty Freedman (local cabinet maker) will listen to our ideas and offer possibilities of their own.  Be part of shaping the next phase of our very first garden area.

Bring: your creativity, questions, and wild ideas!

** SEED STARTING We’ll also begin starts for early Spring planting.

Bring empty pots, six-packs, and soaked seeds for plants that are better started before planting outdoors in March-April.  We will have some of all of these things and soil.

2:30-3:30 PM Potluck Lunch in the Eastside Expansion Circle

Bring: your own dish/plate/bowl, eating utensils, napkin, and some food to share.


Posted in , , , , on February 25, 2015

Upcoming Events

Sun 29

5th Annual Albany FilmFest

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 31
Tue 31

Film: “Occupy The Farm”

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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