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Volunteer Maintenance Day Schedule
Nov
4
to Mar 3

Volunteer Maintenance Day Schedule

UPDATE:

Our last Thursday (5-7 PM) volunteering hours will be this Thursday, October 19th. Volunteer maintenance day schedule is back to our Fall and Winter hours. Join us in the garden EVERY 1ST and 3RD SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM where we do hands-on organic gardening at our 1785 Woodland Ave. community garden location. 

Sign up to volunteer HERESee you in the garden! 

 

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Gardening Workshop - Tree Pruning Basics
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Gardening Workshop - Tree Pruning Basics

Join us for our last gardening workshop of the year! The topic will cover Winter Tree Pruning – Principles of tree pruning.

After the workshop, we will do an hour of hands-on gardening in our instructional garden followed by a potluck lunch! Please bring a healthy dish to share with the group, if you can! 
Street parking is limited so please feel free to park in our driveway! 

Please register for the class at collectiveroots.org/workshops

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Gardening Workshop- Managing Your Winter Garden
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening Workshop- Managing Your Winter Garden

Our second gardening workshop for our Fall series - Restoring Health and Vitality - (September - November).

The topic will cover Managing Your Winter Garden – What to plant for the winter & how to manage it.

After the workshop, we will do an hour of hands-on gardening in our instructional garden followed by a potluck lunch! Please bring a healthy dish to share with the group, if you can! 
Street parking is limited so please feel free to park in our driveway! 

Please register for the class at collectiveroots.org/workshops

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Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening Workshop at East Palo Alto Library

This month's garden workshop will cover Harvesting – How to harvest summer crops & save seeds. Learn to harvest your crops and save seeds for the next season! Located inside the Quest Area. East Palo Alto Library 

Stick around! Following the workshop we will install 4 new planter boxes for the East Palo Alto Library! The installation will take place immediately following the workshop from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer please sign up at collectiveroots.org/volunteer to register. 

Don't forget! Our Seed Lending Library is located at the East Palo Alto Library. We invite you to replenish the library with your own organic seeds and take some for your our garden projects! 

Happy growing!

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RESCHEDULED! Watering - Intro. to Drip Irrigation Workshop
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

RESCHEDULED! Watering - Intro. to Drip Irrigation Workshop

This is an URGENT update for the 1st Saturday of the month garden workshop.

Due to the low sign-ups for this workshop, probably due to the holiday weekend, we will reschedule this garden workshop for next Saturday, July 8. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

FYI we will still have a potluck and maintenance from 11-12 PM this Saturday, July 1 if you would like to attend, you are more than welcome. Please bring a healthy dish to share with the rest of the volunteer group if you wish. 
 

--- 1st Saturday of the Month Workshop Rescheduled ---
Garden Topic:
 Watering – Intro. to drip irrigation systems

When: Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto
Who: Najiha Al Asmar

If you have not signed up for the workshop(s) online, please do so prior to attending at the link HERE.
Also, please sign our volunteer and media consent forms HERE. Click on Sign Up Now, fill in your details, and sign electronically at the bottom of the webpage. 

Please email me at najiha@collectiveroots.org if you have any questions.
See you there!

Best,
Najiha - Manager of Community Initiatives 

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Jun
26
to Sep 1

Girls' Club is looking for a garden and cooking teacher

Girls' Club of Mid Peninsula is looking for a gardening and cooking teacher!

Here are more details for the position:

We are looking for at least one gardening and one cooking instructor for girls ages 6-14 at The Girls' Club. Our classes are one hour, 5:20pm to 6:20pm and will run for about 18 weeks. We are offering a stipend that works out to around $17 per class. There may be opportunities to pick up extra work on days when kids do not have school, and to lead another weekly class after winter break. We are located next door to Cesar Chavez.

If you are interested please call or text Sarah Hoffman at 408-750-6638 or email at sarah@girlsclubmidpen.org.

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Cooking and Nutrition Workshop - Eating Locally Harvested, Seasonal Produce – Reducing our carbon footprint & eating healthier foods
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking and Nutrition Workshop - Eating Locally Harvested, Seasonal Produce – Reducing our carbon footprint & eating healthier foods

Eating Locally Harvested, Seasonal Produce – Reducing our carbon footprint & eating healthier foods

When: Thursday, June 15 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto
Who: Najiha Al Asmar and Yazmin Gonzales

Just as a reminder of workshop schedules: 

GARDENING WORKSHOPS: 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00AM-11:00AM

COOKING AND NUTRITION: 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 6:00PM-7PM

For more information and to sign up for the workshop online, follow the link HERE.
Also, please sign our volunteer and media consent forms HERE. Click on Sign Up Now, fill in your details, and sign electronically at the bottom of the webpage. 

Please email me at najiha@collectiveroots.org if you have any questions.
See you there!

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

NEW Summer Workshop Series - Harvesting the Bounty- Next Workshop - Garden and Pest Management

The summer months are approaching and we have a NEW Summer workshop series - Harvesting the Bounty- that will begin on Saturday, June 3. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

Garden Topic: Garden & Pest Management – How to best manage your summer
garden & institute integrated pest management with beneficial insects

When: Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto
Who: Najiha Al Asmar

Just as a reminder of workshop schedules: 

GARDENING WORKSHOPS: 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00AM-11:00AM

COOKING AND NUTRITION: 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 6:00PM-7PM

For more information and to sign up for the workshop online, follow the link HERE.
Also, please sign our volunteer and media consent forms HERE. Click on Sign Up Now, fill in your details, and sign electronically at the bottom of the webpage. 

Please email me at najiha@collectiveroots.org if you have any questions.
See you there!

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Cooking and Nutrition Workshop
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking and Nutrition Workshop

Thursday, May 18 will be our sixth and final cooking and nutrition workshop for our Growing the Foundation series. 

It will be at our 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto office and community garden location.

The topic will be:
Healthy Plate Composition – Discovering what a healthy plate should look like with vegetables/fruits, lean protein, high-fiber starch, healthy fats, and limited dairy

When: Thursday, May 18 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto
Who: Mike Kintz

If you have not signed up for the workshop online, please do so prior to attending at the link HERE.
Also, please sign our volunteer and media consent forms HERE. Click on Sign Up Now, fill in your details, and sign electronically at the bottom of the webpage. 

Please email me at najiha@collectiveroots.org if you have any questions.

See you there!

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Gardening Workshop
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening Workshop

Join us for our next workshop of the Growing the Foundation Series!

In the garden, we will learn the basics of Planting – How to plant seeds/seedlings & plan orientation in the garden (including “Square-foot Gardening”). 

When:  Saturday, May 6  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where:  1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto 94306

Please wear gardening attire i.e. sun hat, sun block, closed-toed shoes. 

If you haven't registered for our workshop, please register for the workshop at the link HERE.

 

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

EPA YMCA Family Day

 

Every year the EPA YMCA celebrate the children and families with an event, national healthy kids day, in order to educate the children and families on healthy eating habits and lifestyles and get a great kick start to their summer. 

There are going to be a varieties of fun activities for the families to enjoy such as, arts and crafts, face painting, indoor rock climbing, food, Zumba, raffles, group activities, challenges etc. Lots of fun for everyone. As a tradition, Collective Roots will be there with fun activities for the whole family! 
 

 

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Join us at the 2017 Earth Day Festival

ABOUT THIS EVENT 

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up with other cities - including East Palo Alto - and community partners to bring you the 2017 Earth Day Festival & Great Race for Saving Water. This FREE celebration of Earth Day will include activities, art, bike tours, bird walks, EV test drives, live music, prizes, zoo animals, community tabling, a visit from Smokey the bear, food and fun for the whole family, and more! The day starts off with the family-friendly Great Race for Saving Water, a fun 5k race and walk-a-thon for water conservation.  

Click here for a full schedule of the day’s activities.

Collective Roots will be there celebrating Earth Day with fun activities and bringing our spring seedlings to offer to the community for a donation. 

REGISTER

The Earth Day Festival is FREE, but there is a small fee to participate in the Great Race for Saving Water 5K fun run and walk. Register here. 

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Greenhouse Preparation Workday
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Greenhouse Preparation Workday

Collective Roots invites you to join us! We are super excited to bring in the New Year with our Annual Greenhouse Seedlings Project. We will start off with a wonderful garden workday at our 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden.

Thanks to a local boy scout troop, we recently installed a greenhouse at this site and are ready to begin growing. We invite you to help us build benches, prepare trays, and pots to set up the working space for the greenhouse. This is a community event so all are welcome to make this New Year start off great!

Please sign up to volunteer with us on our volunteer page here. See you there!

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Whole Foods 5% Day - Redwood City Store
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Whole Foods 5% Day - Redwood City Store

We are so excited to be teaming up with Whole Foods! They will be supporting us THIS WEDNESDAY by contributing 5% of net sales from two of their stores in San Mateo and Redwood City on their big 5% Day.

To celebrate, we will be holding a fun gardening activity at each of the stores at differing times:

  • San Mateo store from 11am - 1pm, and
  • Redwood City store from 4-6pm.

We hope to see you there!

Please come and shop at Whole Foods San Mateo and/or Redwood City anytime on Wednesday, September 14 to help Whole Foods help support us!

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Whole Foods 5% Day - San Mateo Store
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Whole Foods 5% Day - San Mateo Store

We are so excited to be teaming up with Whole Foods! They will be supporting us THIS WEDNESDAY by contributing 5% of net sales from two of their stores in San Mateo and Redwood City on their big 5% Day.

To celebrate, we will be holding a fun gardening activity at each of the stores at differing times:

  • San Mateo store from 11am - 1pm, and
  • Redwood City store from 4-6pm.

We hope to see you there!

Please come and shop at Whole Foods San Mateo and/or Redwood City anytime on Wednesday, September 14 to help Whole Foods help support us!

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Garden Maintenance + Potluck

Join Collective Roots for our weekly gardening maintenance day! 

All ages are welcome to help our garden at 1785 Woodland Ave. grow! We learn to sow and save our seeds, plant our transplants, upkeep on weeding, watering, pruning, harvesting and other gardening activities! 

Every Thursday evening from 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Located at our main office 1785 Woodland Ave. East Palo Alto 

Wear gardening appropriate clothing, hats, and sunscreen! 

Bring your favorite healthy dish! Eat dinner with us under the beautiful oak trees.

All we require is that you sign a volunteer liability and media consent form. You may sign online on our website at http://www.collectiveroots.org/volunteer/ . Click on the weekly maintenance day picture, volunteer, and continue to fill out the online registration. 

If you have any questions please feel to contact me at najiha@collectiveroots.org 

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Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Our Community Garden will be part of the Common Ground Edible Garden Tour

Collective Roots is happy to announce that our community garden at 1785 Woodland Ave., EPA will be one of the stops on the Common Ground Edible Garden Tour on Saturday, July 23. More information below:

The Tenth Annual Common Ground Edible Garden Tour will happen Saturday, July 23, from 10am to 4pm and will start at Common Ground Garden (687 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto). Tour brochures can be picked up at Common Ground at 9:30am.

You can get more details and order tickets on their website through this link.

We hope to see you there!

 

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