Contra Costa Sustainability Fair
Whether your ambition is to become an urban farmer or you just want to get your fingernails dirty and grow a few vegetables or garden plants, the Sustainability Fair will have something for everyone! We will have formal presentations and informal demos throughout the day, with plenty of opportunity to ask lots of questions.
10:00 Introductions and Thank Yous. Jackie Kennedy, President, Contra Costa Master Gardeners Association.
10:30 Fresh, Local, Healthy Food — For All. Presented by Siamack Sioshansi, Founder, The Urban Farmers.
11:30 Introduction to Canning and Preserving. Presented by Summer Brasuel, President, El Dorado County Master Food Preservers.
1:00 Successfully Growing Winter Vegetables. Presented by Janet Miller, Master Gardener and Ecology Action-trained Biointensive Instructor.
2:00 Building Healthy Soil. Presented by Sharon Gibson, Master Gardener and Linda Mizes, Master Gardener/Master Composter.
Demos Throughout the Day:
- Lose Your Lawn Using Sheet Mulching
- Composting 101
- How to Prepare Your Planting Bed
- Growing Things in Small Spaces
- Growing Native Plants
- All About Irrigation
- Fruit Tree Planting and Care
- Backyard Grapes: Tips & Tricks
- Beekeeping – What’s All the Buzz?
- Getting Started with Backyard Chickens
In the spirit of the day, we encourage you to consider biking or carpooling to the Fair. Or, take BART and catch a free shuttle from the Pleasant Hill BART station. Complete event details online.
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