The Old Roof Is Off!
The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival partners with OpenDor Media and the JNF for the online premiere screening of the award-winning film, "Sustainable Nation." The film follows three Israeli innovators who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet. Using solutions developed in water-poor Israel, they are working to change the status quo of a world in which one in ten people lacks access to safe drinking water. Tune in anytime from April 28th to May 2nd to watch this incredible film. This is a free online screening. Celebrate Israel@72 with us! Use the Link: https://youtu.be/9XeLuymnZko
Phase One of New Roof
The farmhouse at Rodgers Ranch is getting a new roof! RRHC Board Member Christian Rousset is our site manager liaison and reports that the demolition phase began yesterday, April 28, See photos below!
We are excited to be getting a new roof on the farmhouse! Construction begins Tuesday, April 28. Preparations begin now. The site will be completely off limits to the public, so we ask you to please refrain from walking by or through the property for the next month until the project is finished. The site is already officially closed but many of us have enjoyed taking walks past the property for exercise during this difficult time. Now we must ask for your cooperation in avoiding this area completely for the safety of the public and construction crew, We look forward to everyone seeing a "new and improved" house next month as we move ahead with this phase of historically accurate renovation, Thank you!
The "Growing and Using Herbs" workshop was successfully converted into a Zoom webinar last week! Anna Marie Beauchemin taught us all about herbs, including specific examples of herbs for culinary and medicinal uses, immune boosting properties, teas, and pollinator gardens. This was the RRHC-SCOCO (Sustainable Contra Costa) partnership's first virtual workshop; stay tuned for more!
"Growing and Using Herbs” $25
Live online webinar using Zoom
April 16, 10 - 11:30am
Explore the world of herbal medicine and its connections to the garden and kitchen. Many herbs are powerhouses in the medicinal world and easy to grow in the garden. We will define herbal medicine and cover the basics of a pollinator-friendly herb garden, properties and uses of popular kitchen medicinals, and preserving herbs. Includes a demo on making herbal infused vinegar.
Instructor Anna Marie Beauchemin is a trained clinical herbalist, biologist, and the founder of East Bay Herbals – a community apothecary in Martinez. She offers herbal based wellness consultations, custom formulations, and community workshops throughout the East Bay.
The "Growing & Using Herbs" workshop is still on!
The format will be a live, online Webinar using Zoom!
April 16, 10am - 12pm
To register, GO HERE:
Due to the current COVID-19 situation,
the farmhouse is closed to the public until further notice.
As a PH Rec & Park District site,
Rodgers Ranch is in compliance with their guidelines.
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Stay well, and we hope to see you again soon!
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