Help Us Grow

MLK Day of Service

We had a fantastic group from the JCC to help us today at 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden. We prepared trays and pots, dug up soil, compost, weeds, and built a new work bench for our greenhouse. Things are moving along with our greenhouse project and groups like today make the biggest difference! Thank you JCC volunteers! We hope to see you again soon. 

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Greenhouse workday event

Thank you to the volunteers who came on Saturday morning to start the New Year off by helping us build benches for our greenhouse project. We now have two 8ft long workbenches to get our seedlings started! Our next workday event will be Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 1785 Woodland Ave East Palo Alto. Hope to see you there! 

 

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Tree Pruning Workshop with Tom Cronin, tree-expert

Last Saturday, we had wonderful tree-expert, Tom Cronin, guide us on how to properly prune fruit trees. We had a blast using the techniques he presented to us and put our new knowledge to the test by pruning a few of our apple and citrus trees at out 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden. Check out the photos below!

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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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