Member Potluck at Liz’s house on Jan. 11

potluckSave the date of JANUARY 11TH, A SUNDAY EARLY EVENING for our membership meeting and potluck dinner.

There are new members to welcome, business to discuss, and good food to enjoy.

Where: Liz’s house in Forest Knolls (email her for the addres)

When: Sunday, Jan 11th, 5:30-8pm

Bring: your favorite food to share.

Children welcome.

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Days 1 and 2 of our installation of the irrigation upgrade system from Marin Municipal Water District to help us be as efficient as possible with our water use. Thanks to Jan Gross of Heritage Landscapes for sponsoring and overseeing this project and the professional guidance for our volunteers to help with the installation. We learned so much! To be continued

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Our New Tool Shed…. Thanks Richard & Crew!

The garden has a beautiful new tool shed thanks to an incredible volunteer donation by Richard Sloan. He brought in his building crew and they completed the work in 4 days. It is so lovely it really should becalled the Tool Temple. Thank you Richard Sloan. You are a SGV Treasure!

We are are kicking off a fundraising drive to pay for all of the materials. The garden is a registered 5013c, so all donations are fully tax deductible.

Make a donation here!

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Thank You Kickstarter Donors!

We want to thank the following people for their support of the Herbal Plant Project that we recently launched on Kickstarter.  It was a resounding success.  We now begin the steps to begin building our Medicinal plots and this begins the steps to create a healing garden where we can learn about Medicinal Plants.  Please stayed tuned for future announcements for our workshops.

Again thanks to the generosity of our donors!

  • Ann Jeffrey
  • Alan Weiler
  • Kathryn Hood
  • Mary Frank
  • Pamalah MacNeily
  • Jennifer Clemons Hallal
  • Johanna Good
  • Viola Morris
  • Ear Raab
  • Blythe Adams
  • Heidi Irgens
  • Miriam Lauter
  • Melissa Woodburn
  • Nancy Roen
  • Sam Lauter
  • Mara McDermott
  • Jane Stuart
  • Christopher Sabec
  • Catherine Granville
  • Beth Wieger Conroy
  • Gabriele Schwibach
  • Sara Tolchin
  • Audrey Walker
  • Judy Lieblin
  • Arinn Testa
  • Rusty Cady
  • Josephine Doig
  • Wyliam Holder
  • John Cook
  • Adam Sharon
  • Helen Richfield
  • Robert Johnson
  • Rebecca Burke
  • Nancy Field
  • James Sanders
  • Cheryl Fromholzer
  • Mary Chapman
  • Judy Ospital
  • Liz Lauter
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Kickstart our Herbal Garden

UPDATE:  We made our goal!  However, we are still seeking donations to further establish our healing herbal garden!!  The Kickstarter ends Saturday but we can continue to take donations to further establish this program.  Click on the yellow Donation button in the side bar to make a donation today!!

Help us build our Common Planting areas for Herbal Plants that will be used for Education Outreach Classes in Marin County. We have begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this effort, so please take a look

Herbal Tea Blends from Gathering Thyme

Project Goals: Our goal is to establish several Common Plantings area for herbal plants so that we have a living classroom to support our Herbal Workshops.

Project Description: This is the beginning of our educational outreach programs we need your help in finishing our Herbal Medicinal planting beds for our living classroom.The classes will be held near these plots and in the Common Area. Here are just some of the topics for our workshops.

Men’s and Women’s health teas, tinctures and balms.

How to make seasonal customize herbal teas from your garden.

Custom Blend Herbal tea recipes.

Provide knowledge for good culinary herbs.

And Much much more!

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Book Recommendation – Sustainable Revolution

sustainable revolution

Two of our gardeners have published a wonderful book on Permaculture! Learn more about Juliana & Louis’ project at The Culture of Permaculture blog or click on the above photo to see the book on Amazon.

Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement.
Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities.

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Gardening Workshops in Woodacre

gardening workshopHi All,

I just read about some gardening workshops that will be happening in Woodacre this April. The workshop is being lead by Avis Licht, so please direct questions to her via her website.

Hello fellow Valley gardeners. I will be giving 4 (four) gardening workshops – every Saturday in April from 10 am to 1 pm. at my garden in Woodacre. We will cover all aspects of gardening and how to “see” what your garden needs. More information on my website:

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