Our annual Holiday Boutique was today and a wonderful time was had by all. Our vendors offered up beautiful, unique, charming, fragrant, and delicious wares! Thank you to our friends, members, and neighbors for visiting, especially when the rains came (a rainbow did make an appearance, though!).
A huge thank you to our intrepid vendors: Billie/Body By Bees, Alice/Divine Dog Jewelry, Anna Marie Beauchemin/East Bay Herbals, Cyndy/Metaling Maiden, The Gohils/Mosaix Designs, Rosemary/Rosemary's Knitting & Crochet, Amy/Sugi Garden, Nancy/Shortbread Lady, and Anna/Succulent Garden. We loved having you. Happy Holidays to All! Photos by Alison Clary
Pictured (L to R): Omar, Jasmin, Victoria, and Alyana from the 7th Day Adventist Academy completed community service hours at the ranch today. They stained the front wooden benches to preserve them before the rains come (hopefully soon!). They also raked leaves from the front lawn and the path above the rock wall and spread wood chips on top. Thank you, students!
Photo by Denise Koroslev
Photo by Denise Koroslev
These beautiful red flowers top the Pineapple Sage plants in the raised beds at the herb garden by the back door. The new ramp entrance, courtesy of an Eagle Scout project, will be sealed with paint before the rainy season. Also, one can see the poor condition of the roof, which we are raising funds to replace soon!
We kicked off a new workshop on sustainable entertaining tonight! Ten registrants sampled delicious cocktails and appetizers while learning how to host parties this holiday season without putting so much strain on the environment. Five speakers from Sustainable Contra Costa, Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, and Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm gave mini presentations on how to decorate, eat, drink, and manage waste properly at their next shindig. For more ideas on entertaining responsibly, check out this article, courtesy of Sustainable Contra Costa's Ning Network: sustainablecoco.ning.com/forum/topics/party-for-the-planet
Photos by Alison Clary
Get tips on entertaining responsibly this holiday season! Workshop is tonight at 6 - 8pm. Register now!:
The "Party for the Planet" workshop is back on! We are getting more registrations and have decided to keep the date: Thursday, October 24, 6 - 8pm. Register today -- right here: www.eventbrite.com/e/party-for-the-planet-sustainable-entertaining-tickets-64701432727
The "Party for the Planet" workshop this Thursday, October 24, has been cancelled but will be rescheduled. Look for a new date soon!
Everyone had a wonderful time at Harvest Festival this past Saturday! We had a beautiful day and an excellent turn out. Thanks to all our friends, family, members, and neighbors who shared the day with us! A huge thank you to all our community partners for coming to share information on their organizations and providing free, fun activities for families! Painted pumpkins left behind went to a good cause: We donated some to the Monument Crisis Center and others to an elementary garden class demo on seeds. Photos by Alison Clary, Denise Koroslev, and Aloma Levine