About 50 enthusiastic people convened from as far away as Fremont and Stockton to learn more about the power of plants and what they can do to be better self, neighbor, and planet stewards through the food as medicine movement. The audience was treated to tasty vegetables, dishes and drinks with an herbal theme, live herbs, herb seeds provided by Victory Garden Foundation, and home grown herbs and herb formulary from Wanda at Obsidian Transformations.
If you missed it and want to join in the action; you may:
Numen: Healing Power of Plants
Come out to watch this inspiring environmental film. After the film; there will be discussion and action planning session designed for you to take away something that you can easily do for yourself.
It’s August and not too early to plan your Fall Garden. In fact, this is the time to plant many of the cool weather crop seeds. Plant your seeds directly in the ground if you have space. Or, start the seeds indoors. Here’s a list of favorites to plant:
- leafy greens such as lettuces, spinach, arugula, chard and mâche; root veggies such as beets, carrots, turnips, radishes and rutabagas;
- brassicas including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and Chinese cabbage; and peas.
If you live where there are mild winters; some of the fall crops will survive the winter to produce a second harvest in spring.
Classes Offered at our Lakeside and Telegraph garden locations.
Upcoming classes July through September include:
Composting, Sheet Mulching, Planning Summer & Fall Harvest, About Herbs, Basic Edible Gardening, and Edible Landscaping
Powers our Garden at the Telegraph Location!!
People's Victory Garden Program
We kicked off our 2014 programs in the garden at Lakeside Park at the Gardens at Lake Merritt. This is the location of three (3) of our People's Victory Gardens. And, we are planting at the Telegraph Center location. We invite you to come out to help grow your food - if you're new to gardening; we'll teach you. We are seeking volunteer garden coordinators to work at one to four of our gardens.
Victory Garden School Program
300 students at Franklin Elementary School have already been in the garden sprucing up, building a composting area, and placing mulch in the garden pathways. We are seeking qualified volunteer candidates for Garden Educators and Assistants. Contact Us if you're interested. If you have some occasional time, we would love for you to volunteer at our Community Work Days. Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss an opportunity. Sign up is on the right side of this page >>>>
Learn more about the garden work days: See the Calendar at Peoples Victory Garden website.
Volunteer, Donate, Spread the Word ... These are ways that you may be an integral part of our programs and to help sustain our work in the community.
Tell us what you want to offer. Volunteer here.
Any amount that you can donate will be greatly appreciated. And, we accept in-kind donations. Your donations are tax-exempt. Donate securely by pressing the Make A Donation button on the right side of this page >>>>
We look forward to a wonderful 2014. Watch for more events coming this year.