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Native Plant Sale Extravaganza at Markham Arboretum

October 20, 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Fall is the best time to do your California gardening, so get your native and naturally drought-tolerant plants now! Have Questions? Come ask a Master Gardener* Master Gardeners will be hosting a “what’s your (garden) problem” table.Plants propagated and grown by the experts!* Highly-sought after native California and Mediterranean plants.**Photo of Asclepias speciosa - Milkweed, a California native and important food source for Monarch butterfly. WE HAVE LOTS FOR SALE!See More
Oct 11
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted a discussion

Communications Director for Nonprofit - Volunteer

Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission. Learn about sustainability principles and practices while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge organization! Sustainable Contra Costa is a nonprofit which educates, connects and inspires Contra Costa individuals and organizations to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. We are a…See More
Oct 8
Pleasant Hill Instructional Gard posted an event

PHIG Open House Celebration at Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden at PH Education Ctr

October 28, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm
This is our 11th annual education event with hands-on activities, exhibits, speakers, and more. It’s also a good time of year to plant and to think about gardening responsibly.Please let us know as soon as you can how you may be able to participate or help out! Email phigarden@gmail.com or leave a message at (925) 482-6670.Monika will lead a garden tour of the garden to emphasize drought tolerant gardening practices and plants. Come to see what’s…See More
Oct 7
Profile IconAvery Ray Colter and Kathryn van Steyn joined Sustainable Contra Costa Network
Oct 3
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted events
Oct 2
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion

Weeds and Bees

Several years ago, when we first moved into a house in the area, we planned to become fully organic and plant fruit trees, grape vines and a vegetable garden. I bought several books on organic fruit tree growing. One central theme that jumped out of the pages was that, wait for this, weeds are not bad. Rather they are highly beneficial to trees and vines because they pull minerals from the soil and subsequently make these minerals available to trees. Fruit trees evolved and thrive along the…See More
Oct 2
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted a discussion

A Memorable 10th Anniversary Awards Gala

It was a very special evening on September 20th when Sustainable Contra Costa celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive awards gala at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Marking a decade of grassroots, intergenerational and cross-cultural initiatives and accomplishments aimed at creating healthy, clean, beautiful and resilient communities, SCOCO President and co-founder Tina King Neuhausel welcomed 200 guests, sponsors, participating members and partners. Pleasant Hill Mayor Tim Flaherty…See More
Oct 1

Welcome to the Sustainable Contra Costa Network

10th Annual Sustainability Awards Gala!

On September 20th, our community came together for the Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala to celebrate and honor those who demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in making Contra Costa communities healthy, beautiful, clean, and resilient.

We enjoyed delicious food and beverages from our local, sustainable partners at the beautiful Pleasant Hill Community Center.

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Weeds and Bees

Started by Gerard van Steyn in SCOCO Insights Newsletter Oct 2.

A Memorable 10th Anniversary Awards Gala

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps in SCOCO Insights Newsletter Oct 1.

Get Ready to Vote!

Started by Kerry Rivers in SCOCO Insights Newsletter Sep 30.

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