May 21 - Guide to a Healthier Home
We are exposed to thousands of chemical compounds each day, many of them in our own homes. See how to reduce or eliminate this exposure, clean with natural products and maintain a healthier home environment. Learn how to be a conscientious consumer and find out some great drought tips. Make and take home a jar of natural laundry soap.
June 18 - Zero Waste Living with Bea Johnson
Join Bea, author of Zero Waste Home (and former Pleasant Hill resident), and learn how to eliminate excess from your life. She will cover the elements of the 5 Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot) and tell of her personal journey to accomplish this. Anne Baker and Kimberly Lam will cover tips on recycling and reusing in this area. Make paper from recycled materials.
Workshops are at Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Rd.,10am - noon.
To register and check out workshops for the rest of the year go to www.sustainablecoco.org
On May 5, RRHC received an $800 grant award from the Pleasant Hill Community Foundation at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. President Denise Koroslev graciously accepted the award on behalf of RRHC. Board directors Alison Clary, Aloma Levine, John Matthesen, Christian Rousset, and Marian Woodard were also present. Aloma and Marian are board member for both RRHC and PHCF, and Aloma made opening remarks before presenting a slideshow on past recipients of grant awards. RRHC will use the grant to replace the current sign in front of the site. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Ken Carlson, Councilmembers Sue Noack and Tim Flaherty, PHRPD General Manager Bob Berggren, and many others were present and everyone enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres. We are grateful for the grant and can’t wait to unveil our new sign soon. We'll keep you posted!
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.