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Flower above: Guaiacum coulteri, photo credit: Janet Rademacher

Events:

Saturday, October 25th
Basic Composting Workshop
Turn your grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. Green waste and worm composting will be covered. The Earth Machine compost bin and worm bin and composting accessories will be available for sale. Residents are welcome to attend any workshop anywhere in the County.

Saturday, October 25th
Introduction to GROW BIOINTENSIVE
***Class held at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Rd.,Palo Alto.

Saturday, October 25th
GROW BIOINTENSIVE Composting
What’s the difference between “brown material” and“green material”? How much grass should I put in my pile? And what about kitchen scraps? Learn the easiest and most effective way to compost, including how to effectively recycle your kitchen scraps and how to maximize the amount of compost you produce. Compost is the basis for having a healthy,balanced, pest- and disease-resistant garden that produces very nutritious food. Please bring a 5-gallonbucket of “green material” (grass clippings, young weeds and/or non-meat kitchen scraps) to contribute to the interactive hands-on demonstration. Taught by Eric Buteyn, who is the Mini-Farm Manager at Ecology Action in Willits CA.

Saturday, November 1st
Recipes from the Garden by Rosalind Creasy
* An auction of hardbound recipes from the garden from the author's private * Tasting of several or Ros' original recipes Eating seasonally, eating locally and eating organic have never been easier! Learn the real secrets of cooking from the garden, which is very different from cooking from the grocery store. What do you do with 18 zucchinis, 3 pints of blackberries, and chard enough to feed the neighborhood? Our grandparents knew how to savor their harvest no matter what was growing in their garden. Learn how to broaden your food horizons, like roasting beets and carrots on the coals to caramelize and sweeten them. You will be amazed to learn why Cinderella Pumpkins are a favorite with French chefs.Beautiful Power Point presentation with Rosalind’s photos. Taught by Rosalind Creasy,who travels the world going to farmers markets,agriculture departments, and home gardens. Rosalind is the author of dozens of top-selling gardening books including Recipes from the Garden. *class will be held at the

Funding Agencies

Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


Participating Agencies

City of Cupertino

City of Los Altos

Town of Los Altos Hills

City of Milpitas

City of Mountain View

City of Palo Alto

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Water District

City of Sunnyvale

West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)

Date:

2014-10-25


Hours:

10:00 - Noon


Location:

Cubberley Community Center Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto


Cost:

Free


Description:

Turn your grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. Green waste and worm composting will be covered. The Earth Machine compost bin and worm bin and composting accessories will be available for sale. Residents are welcome to attend any workshop anywhere in the County.


Phone:

408 918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


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Comments:

Registration is required. Space is limited. Adults only please.


Date:

2014-10-25


Hours:

10:30-12:30


Location:

***Class held at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Rd.,Palo Alto.


Cost:

$35


Description:

***Class held at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Rd.,Palo Alto.


Phone:

650-493-6072


Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center


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Comments:


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Date:

2014-10-25


Hours:

2:00-4:00


Location:

Class held at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto.


Cost:

$35


Description:

What’s the difference between “brown material” and“green material”? How much grass should I put in my pile? And what about kitchen scraps? Learn the easiest and most effective way to compost, including how to effectively recycle your kitchen scraps and how to maximize the amount of compost you produce. Compost is the basis for having a healthy,balanced, pest- and disease-resistant garden that produces very nutritious food. Please bring a 5-gallonbucket of “green material” (grass clippings, young weeds and/or non-meat kitchen scraps) to contribute to the interactive hands-on demonstration. Taught by Eric Buteyn, who is the Mini-Farm Manager at Ecology Action in Willits CA.


Phone:

650-493-6072


Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center


Click to Register


Comments:


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Date:

2014-11-01


Hours:

10:30-12:30


Location:

Palo Alto Christian Reform Church 687 Arasterdero Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306


Cost:

$35


Description:

* An auction of hardbound recipes from the garden from the author's private * Tasting of several or Ros' original recipes Eating seasonally, eating locally and eating organic have never been easier! Learn the real secrets of cooking from the garden, which is very different from cooking from the grocery store. What do you do with 18 zucchinis, 3 pints of blackberries, and chard enough to feed the neighborhood? Our grandparents knew how to savor their harvest no matter what was growing in their garden. Learn how to broaden your food horizons, like roasting beets and carrots on the coals to caramelize and sweeten them. You will be amazed to learn why Cinderella Pumpkins are a favorite with French chefs.Beautiful Power Point presentation with Rosalind’s photos. Taught by Rosalind Creasy,who travels the world going to farmers markets,agriculture departments, and home gardens. Rosalind is the author of dozens of top-selling gardening books including Recipes from the Garden. *class will be held at the


Phone:

650-493-6072


Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center


Click to Register


Comments:


Click for more information