6th annual Spring Expo and Plant Sale at Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm
April 14, rain or shine, 10am to 4pm
Fun for the whole family – free entrance
New this year – animals! Goats, sheep, rabbits and chickens from 4H
Free classes on soils, fertilizer, olive oil tasting, and tomato planting
Thousands of locally grown, organic plants (including succulents). Fabulous BBQ (and vegan) foods by DVC Culinary School, including beer and wine.
Curated artisanal products for home and garden
Rodgers Ranch – a historic farm dating back to 1867
315 Cortsen Road in Pleasant Hill
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The RRHC Board enjoyed Pleasant Hill's 47th Annual Community Awards Night last night at the Community Center. We are so proud that our own Marian Woodard and John Matthesen won the Mayor's Award for their work in starting the urban farm at Rodgers Ranch six years ago!
John later presented the Green Community Award to the MDUSD Garden Education Project, which Marian is a part of, so John and Marian went up to the stage twice last night!
Congratulations on your awards and thank you for all your amazing work!
Peter Schumacher from the Mt. Diablo Beekeeper's Association taught yesterday's beekeeping workshop. We learned about bee anatomy, getting started on keeping hives, bee-friendly plants, current challenges to the bee population and more. Peter brought bees and honey samples and gave an excellent presentation. Photos by Alison Clary
6th Annual Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm Expo & Plant Sale
Celebrate spring! Plants! Food! Classes! Cool stuff!
Join your neighbors and friends for this festive party.
Thousands of heirloom vegetables, succulents, natives, flowers and herbs for sale.
DVC Culinary chefs return with BBQ (and vegan items), plus lots of exciting new food and snack c o m p a n i e s . F r e e classes on healthy soil, olive oil, foraging, water catchment and more.
Check www.RodgersRanchUrbanFarm.org for class schedule or call (925) 890-7289
Denise and Alison hosted a homeschool group from Concord today. The group of kids and their moms got a tour of the urban farm and house, learned about the Rodgers family and their history, learned how to churn butter, do laundry the old-fashioned way (pumping water, using washboards and wringers, and hanging clothes to dry), and tried their hand at quill writing with an ink recipe used to write the Declaration of Independence (oak galls and rusty nails!). Today was a beautiful but chilly day and everyone warmed up by the fire with mulled cider and later ate wheat bread with the butter they had churned. We all had a great time! 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.