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)
Join in the Tuesday morning fun. Each Tuesday Catherine and Mary Louise guide whoever shows up in taking care of whatever needs doing in the garden… litter patrol, plant clean up, composting, hose watering, mending the drip irrigation, mulching, creating support for plants. Meet up between Portland Ave. and Thousand Oaks Ave. on Carmel Ave. near the picnic area and Snack Shack, by the Welcome to the Edible Landscape Sign and red archway.
With normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, there is awakened interest in Cuba’s environmental achievements, and so we have an additional opportunity to see this great film. Columnist Paul Rockwell, formerly children’s librarian at the Albany Library, will facilitate the discussion.
Urban farms are a big deal in Cuba. They're also a big deal in low-income communities of East Bay cities: Urban Tilth in Richmond, People's Grocery, Planting Justice, Acta Non Verba in Oakland -- grass roots organizations are part of an international "good food revolution." Organic, urban gardeners are seeking alternatives to oil-based industrial agriculture.
Spring 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…)