Kids looking for something to do this summer?
Sustainable Contra Costa's youth group is putting on a great summer program at local parks for kids. Sustainable Leaders in Action (SLIA), is hosting Operation Green: Mission Possible, a three-week interactive program in July for 8-11 year olds! Six in-person or online missions will be offered—sign up for one or all! Your child will become an agent for the planet by learning about topics like waste reduction and water conservation. Missions include theme-based arts & crafts, physical activities, and critical thinking! All participants receive an activity booklet they can complete for a $10 gift card. In-person participants will also take home a stainless steel water bottle and travel utensil set. There is a FREE informational meeting (6/29 or 6/30 from 4-5 pm) for kids & parents to meet SLIA volunteers and learn about the program.
The SLIA Team has put so much into making this a fun and accessible program - please help spread the word!
Find more information at www.sustainablecoco.org/operationgreen
Don't miss tonight's episode of "Sustainability LIVE"
What's growing in Contra Costa county, who has lands to grow on, and how can you support local urban farms? Who has access to fresh, local food and how can that be improved? Join our free, live broadcast to meet Rob Bennaton, UC Cooperative Extension's Urban Agriculture Advisor, Doria Robinson, Executive Director for Urban Tilth, and Ray Harts, Executive Director for Healthy Hearts Institute, to learn about the many urban farms, community, school and other food growing groups across the county. You'll be surprised to find out what's going on! Learn about the Veggie Rx and food distribution work, and how you can get involved.
Wednesday, June 23rd
RRHC Board member Christian Rousset used his extensive background as a contractor and builder to install the hand railing pictured here. Although the attic is off limits to the public, the board and our partners utilize its space for storing equipment and supplies; however, because the house was built in 1867, the stairs are steep and narrow. It is reassuring to have a sturdy railing to hold on to when climbing up or down the stairs. Merci beaucoup, Christian!
Farmer John of both Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center (RRHC) and Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm, a partner of RRHC, teaches a culinary course for DVC. Here's a wonderful YouTube video that takes place on site at the farm and in the kitchens of DVC in which he gives a sampling of teaching future chef students about "Farm to Table" practices. Visit here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=77OT289Z_ac
Sustainability LIVE via Zoom:
“5 Powerful Gardening Practices You Can Use Now"
Wednesday, April 28, 7 - 8:30pm via Zoom.
Register now at www.sustainablecoco.org or go to direct EventBrite link below
Our Partner, Sustainable Contra Costa, hosts this online FREE live broadcast every month as we interview special guests, share the latest tips and provide the inspiration, education, and camaraderie that will help us all live resilient lives in times of uncertainty.
Episode 12: We’ll celebrate the one-year anniversary of Sustainability LIVE back where we started, with a visit to our friends John & Marian at Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm. Learn from these gardening gurus the easiest and most powerful practices to get your spring garden going. We’ll touch on composting, fertilizing and enriching the soil, cover crops, plant guilds, starting seeds, and much more. There will be plenty of time for your questions!
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This broadcast will be created using Zoom, and simultaneously livestreamed on our YouTube channel. You can join the “studio audience” and be part of the questions and discussion at the end of each program, or just watch on YouTube. Please be aware that the program will be recorded for viewing later. No personal participant information will be shared publicly.
One of our partners, the Herb Society, recently installed a beautiful new Memory Garden by the large oak tree that is a lovely place for peaceful meditation. It is located directly behind the house and includes a rock stair path leading up to a grouping of rocks that encircles plants and a lovely bench, donated by former RRHC President and current Herb Society member, Denise Koroslev. Rodgers Ranch thanks the Herb Society and Denise for these wonderful additions to the grounds and invites visitors to check them out.
RRHC partner, the NCAL Unit of the Herb Society of America, is having their annual plant sale, but this year it's curbside for your convenience! Soon you will be able to order items online and book your pick-up time slot at https://www.norcalifornia-herbsociety.org/plant-sale.html. You will claim your plants curbside at Rodgers Ranch at your designated appointment time! Easy Peasy! Please note: The sales period is March 21 - April 4 and hasn't started yet. Stay tuned!
Sustainable Leaders in Action Recruitment Event March 22nd, 7-8 PM
Are you a student interested in sustainability, climate change, or the environment? Do you wish you could have a bigger impact on the pressing issues the world faces today? Would you like to reduce your household's carbon emissions?Then join Sustainable Contra Costa's youth leadership team, Sustainable Leaders In Action (SLIA) on Monday, March 22 at 7:00 PM PST for a fun, interactive recruitment event!
Come meet the team, see the work we do and get a feel for what SLIA is all about. This event is open to both high school and college students. Sign up by scanning the QR code (in the flyer below) or visit linktr.ee/slia!
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