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!
Chef Alison will share tips and demonstrate recipes to help you prevent food waste, save money, and make cooking easier! Register by scanning the QR code (in the graphic below) or by visiting stopwaste.typeform.com/to/iaUzjk3Y.
Every year, amateur foragers of mushrooms make the mistake of picking mushrooms that appear safe to eat (especially if they resemble familiar looking species from other countries) but are actually poisonous. For more information on all things mushrooms, including some really cool stuff, visit the North American Mycological Association here: namyco.org. If you think you may have eaten poisonous mushrooms, call US Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
Our partner, Sustainable Contra Costa is hosting this FREE webinar:
Sustainability LIVE: Living With Wildlife in Your Backyard
February 24th, 7-8:30 PM
Join us for 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 10: We are grateful to live in close proximity to so many natural areas, but that brings us into contact with a wide variety of wild creatures. Have you encountered a raccoon, opossum, coyote or deer? What about tarantulas and snakes? Human interactions with our native animal neighbors should be positive, but they aren't always, and misinformation abounds. Our special guests from Lindsay Wildlife Experience will give us helpful tips and easy changes in behavior, so we can appreciate and respect native wildlife.
Register for this FREE event at sustlive10.eventbrite.com.
Our partner, Sustainable Contra Costa, is hosting this FREE webinar:
Have a Say! Contra Costa Climate Action
February 17th, 6:30-8 PM
Have you ever wondered how we can take climate action right now?
Join Sustainable Contra Costa and 350 Bay Area for Have a Say! Contra Costa Climate Action on February 17th.
Register for this FREE event at haveasay.eventbrite.com.
Join your neighbors in the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge to measure your household carbon footprint and save resources and money in the home. 350 Contra Costa will lead us in taking climate action at county, state, and nationwide levels to lessen the reliance on fossil fuels that affects human health and policy decisions.
(The Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge is funded through a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.)
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