We did two more planter box installations this week! We are going to do as many as we can before the year ends. If you live or know anyone who lives in East Palo Alto/Belle Haven Menlo Park, you are eligible for an installation as well. Please reach out to us at Collective Roots to arrange a site check. Take a look at the pictures from our latest installations!
This year, we had the pleasure of building three community gardens in East Palo Alto! With the help of community volunteers, gardening workshop participants, team-building workday events with PG&E and ThoughtSpot we were able to transform and beautify the spaces of the East Palo Alto Library, Los Robles Magnet Academy, and the Girls' Club of Mid Peninsula. These East Palo Alto organizations are now able to grow, share, and, eat fresh garden produce from their new garden spaces. Check out the photos below to see the transformation process and fun!
Last Saturday, we had a delightful time during our volunteer maintenance day. A youth group from EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring) helped us turn and amend our compost pile. The participants learned about the principles of composting and why it's so important that we do so in our own gardens. We added food scraps and straw to create our "compost hotel" for the decomposers to have a place to eat and sleep!
Check out the fun we had in the pictures below!
Join us for our next gardening volunteer maintenance day!
When: Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto 94303
What: Please sign a waiver form prior to volunteering at collectiveroots.org/volunteer
See you in the garden!
On November 9, we hosted our Pop-up Nutrition Workshop at the East Palo Alto Senior Center. It was a wonderful collaboration with two other Bay Area organizations, Veggielution and Grounded in Community, where we came together to demonstrate a seasonal, healthy, and delicious soup using a digital slow cooker. Our senior center participants also were given a slow cooker of their own to try this delicious recipe at home. Thanks to the generous contribution from Grounded in Community, our seniors are going to cook yummy and nutritious meals in the comfort of their own homes!
This year, our home garden installations have brought joy and inspiration to the CGN (Collective Gardener Network) members who received planter boxes. Our home garden installations are available for anyone with an outdoor space. Whether you have a patio, balcony, front yard, or back yard we can assess your space to include a garden so that you may grow fresh, organic, fruits, vegetables, and flowers all year long!