Republic Services teamed up with Rodgers Ranch today for their free annual compost giveaway. If you are using your little green Republic Services issued bucket to collect kitchen scraps, this is where it ends up! Residents of Pleasant Hill lined up on the street without even having to get out of their cars to get their own containers filled with this rich, manure-free compost -- one square yard of compost per household, completely free! Compost is decomposed organic matter that is rich in nutrients and used as a soil conditioner. Happy gardening!
Photos by Alison Clary
Last night, President Denise Koroslev taught "Home and Body: Keeping it Simple," a workshop in the sustainable workshop series RRHC co-hosts with Sustainable Contra Costa. Denise provided a wealth of information on identifying and ridding toxic chemicals that we often take for granted in our home cleaning and toiletry routines as being "clean and natural." She showed us how to make DIY laundry soap and hand cream, and everyone went home with samples and lots of resources. Photos by Alison Clary
"Curious About Cannabis: What You Need to Know," Thursday, June 20, 6 - 8pm.
The health benefits of medical marijuana and other Cannabis products are being discussed everywhere, and this ancient plant has the potential to be a natural home-grown remedy. But what are the facts, and what is hype? Our expert from the Rossmoor Medical Marijuana Club will provide an overview of the health benefits of cannabis products, THC vs. CBD, various delivery systems, legalities, purchase options, and resources. Cost: $25
Instructor Renee Lee has an MA in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a therapist and social worker for over 30 years. She is a cannabis educator and provides behavioral and creative arts therapies for seniors experiencing cognitive decline.
To register, go to:
This blog keeps our members and the public informed of workshops and events at the ranch. We invite you to comment!