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CGN Planter Box Installation

We had the pleasure of installing a new planter box in the backyard of another excited East Palo Alto family in our Collective Gardening Network. A group of Stanford students and our intern enjoyed delivering the box to their backyard and filling it with chicken fertilized soil. Oscar, Rosa and their children are so excited to start growing delicious, nutritious, organically grown fruits and vegetables.

 

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Our 2016 Monthly Workshop Series Has Concluded

Our year-long, monthly workshop series ended with a bang. We held a fun ceremony to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our CGN members who faithfully attended the workshops. These participants are now certified in organic gardening and nutrition and are ready to improve their health and make the world a better place with their newfound knowledge.

 

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Our New Greenhouse!

This Fall has been a really exciting time for Collective Roots! We have a new addition to our 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden! On November 12, a local Boy Scout Troop built us a walk-in greenhouse as a part of an Eagle Scout Project. Everyone’s hard work has paid off and the greenhouse looks beautiful. With the addition of this greenhouse, we can start our Greenhouse Seedlings Project on site in January! If you are interested in being involved, please sign up on our Volunteer page or contact us at info@collectiveroots.org. Click on the image below to view a gallery of pictures from the project day! 

 

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CGN Update - Maintenance Days and Backyard Gardens

Earlier this month on November 3rd, a group of ten Stanford students attended our weekly Thursday Maintenance Day to lend a hand and get their hands dirty. They celebrated a shared enthusiasm for gardening and being outdoors with other Collective Roots’ volunteers, helping turn the compost, remove concrete rubble, and otherwise maintaining and improving our 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden.

 

 

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New vendor at the East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market

Please welcome our newest vendor at the EPA Community Farmers' Market: Iliana from As Kneaded Bakery.

Inspired by the sourdough bread culture of California and the rich tradition of breads of her Jewish heritage, As Kneaded serves loaves that blend cultures and fill bellies. Iliana has spent years honing the craft of bread baking in bakeries and restaurant kitchens on both coasts. She simply loves bread making and hopes you'll allow her to share her craft with residents from East Palo Alto. 

Healthy communities need healthy foods in order to thrive. Fresh local products offer better taste and build community engagement. Our goal for the 2016 was to increase the variety of fresh and local products currently available at the market. By adding bread, eggs (provided by Windy Hills Eggery), and honey (which is provided by Castellanos Farm), we have achieved our goal.

Please come find Iliana and her delicious bread from 11 to 2 pm every Wednesday at the EPA Community Farmers' Market. 

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