PHRPD submitted entries for the California Parks and Recreation Society Awards recognizing outstanding acheiviements in 2016 in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, and won in five categories, including the award for Outstanding Non-Profit Organization Partner in Parks & Recreation! RRHC Board Members Denise Koroslev, Aloma Levine, and Habiba Hall-Bey attended a luncheon on February 17 at Oak Hill Park Community Center in Danville and accepted the award.
CPRS District 3 is the California Parks & Recreation Society District representing all the organizations, agencies and professionals in the parks and recreation field in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
More information on CPRS here.
Photos by Kendra Luke
Marian taught best methods for capturing and containing water on your property, with an emphasis on A-frames, bunyips, and swales...oh my! Photos by Alison Clary
RRHC won two awards at the 2017 Community Awards the other night! One was for the Pleasant Hill Chamber Business of Fame Award, and the other was for the Green Community Award. We're very pleased and proud to be recognized. Photo of all Community Award winners below by Susan Wood
Joey Higgins and several other Scouts finished installing the top section of the hand-rails on the two stairways behind the rock wall as part of Joey's final project to become an Eagle Scout. They look fantastic! Thank you to these Scouts for doing a great job. It looks so handsome and professional and will help pedestrians as they go up the hill!
Photos by Denise Koroslev
Marian Woodard taught the all-important "soils class" last Saturday, as part of the 8-part permaculture series now in session. Healthy soil and composting are crucial to the success of your garden. The buckets on the table are for cultivating worm castings! To register for the remaining 5 classes (individually, at $35 apiece), go to www.sustainablecoco.org
Photos by Denise Koroslev
We had 15 people at the fruit tree workshop today! Expert Helen Erickson taught us all about how to plant and maintain fruit trees and even berries, too! Below are a few pics, along with some shots of foliage at the ranch. Springtime is so pretty here! Denise and her grandson Josh planted some flowers in front of the signs, and we will be putting in gravel and pebbles on the pathway leading up the hill for better access. Trellises now hide the electrical boxes by the kitchen door (with jasmine coverage eventually!), and the railings will be getting handles from Eagle Scouts soon as well. Oh, and the split-rail fences will continue to be replaced through an Eagle Scout project, too. Lots of changes!
Photos by Alison Clary
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