Alison Clary
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  • Pleasant Hill, CA
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Prune Like A Pro!

Although we’re deep into…Continue

Started Dec 26, 2017

Make It A Mindful Holiday
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‘Tis the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina King Neuhausel Dec 6, 2017.

Prevent "Fatbergs": Take Your FOG To Central San

It’s that time of year again when we…Continue

Started Oct 25, 2017

 

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Prune Like A Pro!

Although we’re deep into winter and summer fruit may not be at the forefront of our minds, January and February are the ideal months to tend to the fruit trees in your yard as well as the best time to plant a few new varieties.Timely trimming makes your trees stronger and more disease resistant, and it stimulates new growth…See More
Dec 26, 2017
Tina King Neuhausel replied to Alison Clary's discussion Make It A Mindful Holiday
"Thank you for this wonderful message Alison!"
Dec 6, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Tyler Snortum-Phelps's discussion Look Who's Taking Action: Winter Farmer's Markets (Plus Yummy Pasta Recipe!)
"This looks delicious. I'm gonna try it! Thanks."
Dec 5, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion 10 Gift Alternatives for the Holidays
" I've been stumped on gift ideas and there are some great ones here! Thank you."
Dec 5, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Make It A Mindful Holiday

‘Tis the season of Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and “Shop ‘til you drop,” but that doesn’t mean you have to partake. No one can control what others do or say, let alone holiday commercialism, but we do have the power to choose how we react. Here are eight tips for bringing mindfulness to your holiday season:1.…See More
Nov 28, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Rain Catchment Workshop Re-scheduled for a Second Chance! November 5, 10am - 12pm

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Oct 30, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Prevent "Fatbergs": Take Your FOG To Central San

It’s that time of year again when we tend to overindulge in holiday eating. And just as we worry about “clogging our arteries” with fatty foods, we should think twice about clogging our plumbing with kitchen grease. Even after composting bones, skin, and kitchen scraps, we may think nothing of pouring excess grease into the sink…See More
Oct 25, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Rainwater Collection Workshop: A Second Chance With New Date!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Oct 18, 2017
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Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Sesquicentennial Celebration at Rodger Ranch Heritage Center

October 12, 2017 at 6pm to November 3, 2017 at 5pm
Join us at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center for music, champagne, cake, and appetizers to celebrate our 150th anniversary!See More
Oct 12, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Free Rain!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Sep 27, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

The Joy of Canning

Don’t miss Sustainable Contra Costa’s final class in their Sustainable Summer Series, “Home Canning and Preserving,” on Thursday, September 21, 10am – 12pm. Taught by canning expert Jennifer Brennan at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, this workshop is an in-class demonstration of canning procedures, with a focus on jam making. Take home tips, resources, and recipes along with a jar of delicious, homemade jam. For more information or to register, go …See More
Aug 28, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Make Your Own Spa Products -- Focus on Feet!

Summer is far from over, and with all the skin exposure and remaining vacation days, you may still be looking for products that make your skin, the largest organ of the body, glow and help you feelinvigorated. Why not learn to make a few DIY products at home that are affordable, toxin-free, and sustainable? Living in California means extended time in the sun, and when you hike, swim, or do anything active outdoors, your skin may make contact with sun, sand, chlorine, poison oak, pesticides, and…See More
Jul 25, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Water Saving Gadgets For Your Home

The reservoirs are full and we enjoyed heavy rains last winter. While the threat of drought isn’t currently as dire as it was before, climate change isn’t going away, and water isn’t a limitless resource. (By the way, when you heat water for your shower or laundry, you are using another non-renewable resource – energy.) There are many common sense actions you may already be taking to save water such as turning the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth, running your dishwasher or…See More
Jun 27, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Get Saucy!

Can you imagine a BLT without mayonnaise or a hot dog without ketchup? Would salads be nearly as satisfying without that tangy vinaigrette? Our favorite condiments transform dishes from dull to delicious, from ordinary to original! When you take the time to make something from scratch, shouldn’t you complement it with something homemade?If you need a little inspiration, the perfect workshop is just around the corner. “Make It, Don’t Buy it: DIY Condiments & Sauces” at Rodgers Ranch Heritage…See More
May 30, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Go Green With Gray: The Beauty of Graywater

Have you ever thought about your water usage when doing laundry? Older agitator top-loading washing machines use over 40 gallons of water on an average size load of laundry. Wouldn’t it be great if you could divert that water directly to your outdoor plants, quickly, cheaply, and safely? This concept is totally within reach when you install a graywater system! Look no further than the Laundry to Landscape: Hands-on Graywater Workshop, sponsored by co-partners Sustainable Contra Costa and…See More
May 1, 2017
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Action of the Month: Ditch the Pesticides!

Insecticides (which kill insects) and herbicides (which kill weeds), often grouped together collectively as “pesticides,” are used worldwide to the tune of 5 billion pounds per year. These poisons infiltrate our water, soil, air, and food, thereby affecting both flora and fauna, not only in large-scale…See More
Feb 27, 2017

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