Join us for our annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 4, 10am - 4pm! Our vendors will be selling their wares, including succulents, homemade jams & jellies, soaps and lotions, herbal products, beautiful jewelry, and more! Shop in our charming and rustic 19th century farmhouse for unique and lovely items that are perfect for this gift-giving season. County Covid regulations apply - masks required. We look forward to seeing you!
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, The City of Pleasant Hill is hosting a scavenger hunt, aka a "scaneger hunt," which includes various sites around the city that visitors can learn about by scanning the QR codes on the signs displayed there. You can learn about the history of Rodger's Ranch Heritage Center, Pleasant Hill's oldest residence, by scanning the sign, shown below, at 315 Cortsen Rd.! Photos by Alison Clary
Depending on County Covid restrictions, visitors may visit the ranch during weekly Open Houses, every Thursday, 10am - 12pm. A recent Open House brought in a few visitors like the ones below, when Board Member Lynn Spatz brought in some cookies for the occasion. Board members also use Open Houses to get work done in the house and on the site. Lynn is shown below doing some work on the fickle irrigation. Volunteers may bring gardening tools to jump in and help beautify the site!
Sustainability LIVE: "Delicious Planet-Friendly Eating"
Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm
Project Drawdown and other research has shown that shifting our diet can be one of the most important actions we can take to reduce our climate impact. But what does that mean exactly? Can we still enjoy delicious, nutritious, and most of all EASY meals while being conscious of our planetary impact? Our special guests will share some of their favorite meal tips, recipes and ideas while explaining concepts like "eating lower on the carbon chain" and "locavore."
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RRHC Board member Lynn Spatz decorated her truck to represent Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill's Neighborhood Auto Parade on the Fourth of July. Our board also decorated the farmhouse as part of Pleasant Hill's House Decorating Contest. We hope our friends, neighbors, and members got to see one or both and had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration this year!
This morning, RRHC Board members Chris Holm, Lynn Spatz, Alison Clary, and Aloma Levine decorated the farmhouse for the 4th of July. Happy Fourth, everyone!
Kids looking for something to do this summer?
Sustainable Contra Costa's youth group is putting on a great summer program at local parks for kids. Sustainable Leaders in Action (SLIA), is hosting Operation Green: Mission Possible, a three-week interactive program in July for 8-11 year olds! Six in-person or online missions will be offered—sign up for one or all! Your child will become an agent for the planet by learning about topics like waste reduction and water conservation. Missions include theme-based arts & crafts, physical activities, and critical thinking! All participants receive an activity booklet they can complete for a $10 gift card. In-person participants will also take home a stainless steel water bottle and travel utensil set. There is a FREE informational meeting (6/29 or 6/30 from 4-5 pm) for kids & parents to meet SLIA volunteers and learn about the program.
The SLIA Team has put so much into making this a fun and accessible program - please help spread the word!
Find more information at www.sustainablecoco.org/operationgreen
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