We are happy to announce that our beautiful cookbook is now available for purchase. Just go to https://www.createspace.com/4588914 to get your copy.
Authored by The San Geronimo Valley Community Garden
Edited by Liz Lauter
This cookbook was a collaborative project of the members of the SGV Community Garden who contributed recipes, expertise and photographs. The members of the San Geronimo Valley Community Garden have a passion for growing, cooking, eating and healing with food which they hope to share with friends, family and community through this collective cookbook of favorite recipes inspired by what is grown in the garden.
Our cookbook project reflects our tastes and areas of expertise and includes recipes for starters, salads, main courses, soups, stews, sauces, dressings, breads, crackers, desserts, and a special section of healing foods and remedies.
Profits from of our cookbook directly benefit our Community Garden, which is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the local Valley community through donations to our local Food Bank and through educational, agricultural, botanical, and nutritional programs in our garden.
Over 100 full color pages of recipes and photographs of our garden, along with our garden story. Our recipe collection from garden members’ favorites uses fresh ingredients from the garden. With a special section for medicinal remedies and healing foods.
As soon as the book is ready to order, we will post a link to it here. Feel free to leave a comment if you want us to contact you when the cook book is available.
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It’s time for a member meeting / potluck. This Sunday, Sept 22. 5:30 potluck, 6:00 – 7:30 meeting. At Liz’s house, 180 Montezuma Ave, Forest Knolls.
Kids are invited, and a special welcome to our new members!
Last weekend we inaugurated our amazing new common area with a pot luck of summer’s bounty. A picture perfect day with delicious food and good friends. Thanks to all who helped fund our common area and those who put their sweat and love into building it. We look forward to many more get togethers and workshops here in the years to come.
We have a new exciting sponsor, WEST MARIN COMPOST, located just around the corner in Nicasio. T
hey will be our main source of locally made organic compost, besides what we make ourselves. We picked up a first load. See our happy garden members “digg’n it”: Barb Scott, John Cook, David Lauter, Carl Szawarzenski.
West Marin Compost is located at 5575 Nicasio Valley Road. Call them when you need good compost.
Their number is 662-9849. Their website is westmarincompost.org.
Other exciting news: We are creating a Medicinal Herb garden with the help of new garden member, Cheryl Fromholzer, herbalist, teacher and owner of “Gathering Thyme” in San Anselmo. Her website is gatheringthyme.com
Come visit the garden!
Liz Lauter, Garden Coordinator
Want to know “WHY WOULD ANYONE give money to people so they could grow their own flowers and produce?” then head on over to the Marin Independent Journal and read the great article by PJ Bremier.
Our Kickstarter campaign has wrapped up and was a great success! In total we raised $2000 between the Kickstarter site and some private donations. The money will go to reimburse costs for and to build a shade structure over our common area. This should allow us to begin holding meetings, workshops, picnics and more in the garden.
We would like to thank all who donated:
The Lions Club
White Sage Ent./Big Mountain recording
Andrew Van Epps
I think there are a few more folks who donated, but I don’t have their names just yet.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN, “Kickstarter” to build a COMMON AREA in the Garden.
A special thanks to Jan Gross of Heritage Landscapes who is a member of the garden and who donated the labor to build the hardscaping. And also, a thank you to Bob Penner who came in with his soil moving machine and graded the area for us. Thank you Bob and Jan!
The project continues: a shade structure, plantings, irrigation, then events for all, and donations of home grown fresh garden produce to our Valley Food Bank.
Consider a contribution to our garden so we can continue building it.
It sure feels like spring (even though it really isn’t), but in our moderate climate of Marin County the time feels right to put in some new vegetables. So, I ordered a bag of two year old asparagus crowns since I don’t have anywhere near the patience needed to start these from seeds. As it is, I’m just hoping to get some asparagus this year.
The crowns look kinda freaky when they arrive, more like an undersea creature than anything that resembles asparagus.
Two year old asparagus crowns
Crowns in trench on a mound of compost
Mulched and waiting…
We are in the final push to raise funding for the common area, so take a look at our Kickstarter Campaign. Please pledge what you can so we can further our outreach to the community in our lovely common area. Different levels of pledges qualify for various gifts or advertising on our site.
If you are curious about what we are up to, please take a look at our video.