Water conservation is still crucial, but irrigation choices can be overwhelming. Samanntha demystifies various methods of irrigation, including PVC, drip, wicking or self watering, olla pots, and gravity feed from barrels. You'll have opportunities for hands-on exploration of the equipment, and get answers to all your questions. June 21, 6 - 8pm, Rodgers Ranch.
Go here to register: Best Irrigation Methods: Save Water & Work!
The front lawn is starting to grow in! Thank you, birds, for leaving the seeds alone! This is a no-mow eco-grass made up of three different fescues. It only has to be mown once or twice a year, so it's in keeping with our message of sustainability. Also, has anyone seen the gorgeous red hollyhock flowers to the right of the house? They look so old-fashioned and are an incredible color. Photos by Alison Clary
If you love Marian Woodard's workshops as much as we do, you'll enjoy this one on composting! Note: This is not at RRHC but at Pittsburg Environmental Center, 2581 Harbor St. Pittsburg.
What has super powers, makes your garden grow and glow, is super easy, saves you money … and can be done at your convenience? COMPOST! You’ll get your “rot” on at this fun workshop and learn the 6 reasons compost can help not just your garden, but the entire planet. See for yourself how simple it can be.
We’ll also touch on worm composting as a means of turning kitchen scraps into a compost of exceptional quality. Get all your questions answered and take home great information and materials. Please note that the date for this workshop has changed to JULY 28, 10am - 12pm.
$5 workshop fee. To pre-register, go to www.sustainablecoco.org or
Instructor Jennifer Brennan did a great job teaching the home canning workshop last Thursday. Participants learned practical tips on how to can, safely and efficiently. Everyone went home with a jar of incredible homemade apricot-ginger jam! We also thank Rob White for his generous donation of assorted Mason and Bell jars earlier in the day. Photos by Alison Clary
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.