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Community Day 2017

Community Day 2017

Date:
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
1431 Waverley Street

Join us for a fall day filled with fun children’s activities, a gorgeous plant sale, horticultural resources, displays, garden demonstrations, food, entertainment, and of course… digging for worms! This is an opportunity for the community to spend some time in the garden, meet your neighbors and enjoy some activities and hospitality.

Highlights of the day:

  • Honey Bees and Beehives – Saving our Bees

Learn how you can attract and raise bees: Hear the inside story of one beekeeper and his close relationship with honey bees from beekeeper Michael Stang!  Honey bees are vital to the health of our food supply, and do the bulk of the pollination of food crops such as berries, fruits, nuts, and many vegetables.  They are under stress due to many environmental and manmade factors, including the overuse of pesticides, and lack of natural food sources.  This introductory class will teach you how you can help bees either by becoming a beekeeper, or by providing a habitat for them in your garden.

  • Children’s Event’s famous and ever-popular BAKE SALE
  • Stanford University Improv Group noon – 1pm
  • Digging for worms contest – dig and measure your worm
  • Eleanor Laney, the butterfly lady
  • Flower arranging for kids – take home your very own arrangement
  • Storytime with Palo Alto Children’s Library
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Educational discussions with Gamble Garden manager in the Root’s and Shoots beds – let’s talk about bugs!
  • Master Gardeners will be available for questions
  • Gamble Garden Plant sale

This event is free and open to the entire community. Everyone is welcome. Throughout the day we hope to entertain, educate, and inspire our neighbors, friends, volunteers, and families. It’s a chance for us to meet them and for them to get acquainted with the Garden.