Photos of expo (including getting the smoker ready the night before!) by Farmer John Matthesen
The community gave a proper turn-out to the urban farm's annual spring plant sale and expo! Visitors scooped up heirloom plants (the tomato plants were especially popular); feasted on BBQ and DVC Culinary delicacies (pork sliders, quinoa stuffed peppers, pasta salad, guacamole,and more!); attended mini-workshops on olive oil, foraging, herbs, gray water systems, and more; took advantage of on-the-spot mini-tutorials on soil health, vermiculture, composting, and organic gardening with Master Gardener Marian Woodard and John Matthesen; spoke with our many wonderful vendors (Eco-Mulch, Succulent Garden Club, Kricket's homemade soaps, and more!); and visited neighbors and friends while enjoying a beautiful sunny spring day at the ranch! If anyone has photos they'd like to share, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them here! Thanks to everyone for making this annual event a wonderful success!
Photos by Alison Clary
A woman in Danville re-purposed our "leftover" barn wood for this beautiful decorative door. See previous post for other examples. If you are interested in doing something similar for a vintage art or carpentry project, wood is still available. Please contact Board Member Christian Rousset at (925) 890-4482 or email@example.com.
These beautiful tables were made by Richard Garbarino from Martinez using vintage barn wood salvaged from a dismantled barn in Martinez from the late 1890s. Larger beams and more substantial pieces from that site are currently in storage at Rodgers Ranch and will be used later to re-build our barn, but quality smaller pieces, like the ones you see below, are perfect for carpentry projects and other artisanal endeavors. If you are interested, please contact Board Member Christian Rousset ASAP at (925) 890-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center's Board of Directors is excited to use our blog, "Ranch Posts," to keep members and the public informed of the latest activities at the ranch. We invite you to comment, ask questions, or muse on the heritage center, both its historical past and its thriving present.