Gardening Gazette
Free Sustainable Living Fair on Saturday November 16 in Eureka!
 
A Sustainable Living Fair will be held at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street in Eureka, on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a chance to learn skills to create self-sufficient lifestyles and resilient communities. The Sustainable Living Fair will feature a variety of classes on home gardening related skills such as Tree Pruning (Nathan Donnelly of the Humboldt Permaculture Guild), Winter Gardening (Debbie Perticara and Michael Kein of North Coast Community Garden Collaborative), Food Preservation (Andy Sehic of UC- Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver), Building a Worm Farm (Kelly Compost of the Humboldt Permaculture Guild), Aquaponic Gardening (Nicholas Mooslin and Kerri Whiting of Grow It Right Aquaponics), Compost Tea (Luke Besmer), Herbal Remedies (Bethany Staffieri, Certified Herbalist), Home Mushroom Cultivation (Levon Durr of Fungaia Farms), Place Making (Devon Fredericksen of the Humboldt Permaculture Guild), Rejuvenating Your Soil (Dirty Business), and Permaculture for Kids (Tori Wildharbor of the Humboldt Permaculture Guild). Learn about local food and gardening resources, participate in a local bartering system, learn about cob building techniques, get assistance applying for CalFresh (a nutrition assistance program, formerly “food stamps”), network with local residents, and much more. A schedule of classes is available at www.northcoastgardens.org. 

The Sustainable Living Fair is free and donations are welcomed to cover event costs. Lunch is provided, and potluck items are welcomed. Child care will be provided to participants at no cost. For more information about the Sustainable Living Fair please call (707) 267-0924. The event is rain or shine, and is made possible through a collaboration of organizations including the North Coast Community Garden Collaborative, Transition Humboldt, the Humboldt Permaculture Guild, Locally Delicious, Inc., Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, the Jefferson Project, University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers, and Redwood Community Action Agency.

We hope to see you at Jefferson Community Center on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of learning, food, and fun!

Free Classes on Healthy Cooking on a Budget, starting Saturday November 16

Locally Delicious, Inc., presents "The Other Side of Eating: Planning, Shopping and Cooking," a free series of classes for Humboldt County about how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Participants will learn how to plan, shop and cook on a limited budget and will receive a free copy of LunchBox Envy™: An adventure in healthy eating for kids and families.  A Locally Delicious Lunch™ will be served and FREE childcare will be available upon request.  Space is limited so sign up soon!
The classes will be held on Saturday, November 16th in 3 locations throughout Humboldt County: Grace Good Shepherd Church, 1450 Hiller Road in McKinleyville from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Hupa Family Resource Center, 8 Holt Street in Hoopa from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and the Mattole Grange, 36512 Mattole Road in Petrolia from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On Saturday November 23 the class will meet at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street in Eureka, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
 
To sign up for classes or for more information contact: Caterina at lunchboxenvy@gmail.com or call 707.440.9326. The Other Side of Eating is made possible by the California Center for Rural Policy.


Mikki Cardoza (left) and sister, Abby, work side by side at the new Jefferson Center Garden, to which Mikki Moves Real Estate donated over 100 volunteer hours and $6,500 to build and plant new garden beds. The garden will be featured in the free Sustainable Living Fair at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street in Eureka, on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Upcoming Events

- Sustainable Living Fair: Saturday November 16 from 10am to 4pm at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street in Eureka. Learn skills to create self-sufficient lifestyles and resilient communities. See article in opposite column for more information, visit www.northcoastgardens.org, or call (707) 267-0924.

- Native Plant Walk: Saturday November 16 from 1pm to 3pm at the Manila Community Center. Learn about the garden that students are developing on site! Call 444-3803 for more information.

- Healthy Cooking Classes throughout the County: Saturday November 16 in three locations - McKinleyville, Hupa, and Petrolia. See article in opposite column for times and locations.
 To sign up or for more info please contact Caterina at lunchboxenvy@gmail.com or call 707.440.9326.

- Cook and Save Class: Monday December 9 from 6 - 7pm at the Arcata Co-op on 8th and I Streets. Cooking at home instead of eating out is an easy way to save money,
particularly if you focus your meals around ingredients that are on sale. Cook & Save Club is for anyone who is interested in learning how to spend their food dollars more wisely. To register or for more information please call (707) 443-6027 ext 102. 

 
Help Others through the Holidays

Food for People has a number of programs helping those in need to enjoy the upcoming holiday season. There is the Turkey Ham Challenge, which enables families to create special holiday meals providing hope and nourishment. 200 more turkeys (10-15lbs) and 200 more hams (3-5lbs) are needed. The 21st Annual Holiday Spirit Food and Fund Drive encourages people to donate what they can to ensure everyone has a holiday season free from hunger. Look for red and white bags in local papers. If you donate $30 or more you receive a lovely holiday card, sent to the person of your choosing. Local businesses and organizations can participate in the Hunger-Fighter Challenge, a friendly competition for securing non-perishable food donations. 

Please help out if you can. For more information about any Food for People programs or services, please visit www.foodforpeople.org or call (707) 445-3166.


Garden Collaborative

Gardening Gazette is a free publication of North Coast Community Garden Collaborative, a support network of and for community gardeners working together to increase access to fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate foods for all North Coast residents. For more information about the Garden Collaborative or ways to get involved please visit www.northcoastgardens.org, email DebbieP@nrsrcaa.org or call (707) 269-2071.



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