Saturday, March 30, 2013

UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - FREE Admission First Thursday of the month...

South America Photo Courtesy:

This botanic garden is a paradise on earth. Easy location just by the Caldecott tunnel. If you've never been, you'll be in awe of the beautiful scenery, rare flowers, edibles, ornamental, carnivorous and more than 12,000 fascinating plants! Just GO. It is perfect for an afternoon walk in the forest, stroll along a babbling brook, meandering through a Japanese garden, seeing a real cacao tree or cinnamon bark in the tropical greenhouse...and even chasing butterflies. An amazing place - a true local gem, sure to be a delightful family day.

FIRST THURSDAY of each month is
FREE admission day at the UC Berkeley Botanic Garden. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - FREE Admission.

UC Berkeley Botanic Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
P: 510-643-2755

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. It's growing time again!

Tomato seedlings and Sunflowers grow lovely in gallon milk jugs.

Good Morning Sunshine and friends of The Lemon Lady,

A simple request. Please save gallon milk jugs. Please rinse them thoroughly after use.

Why, you may ask?

Seedlings are being supplied to community gardens, maybe a kindergarten class, too! Milk jugs make a  perfect one gallon potting container to grow healthy, hearty seedlings. I'm rootin' for some fantastic sunflowers to reach the sky and hearts of happy children. Smiles.

I can always use more help with my volunteer seedling donation project. If you are interested in growing seedlings for donation, please inquire. I have volunteer opportunities for that, too. Planting seeds is fun. Ask a child...

Happy Gardening and Sweet Lemonade.

Thank you kindly.

Cell: 510.406.1625
Home: 925.672.1988

Monday, March 25, 2013

Clayton, California Recycles. Fruit Donation Feeds The Hungry...

Thank you to a very awesome Clayton Family who shared 1,200+ pounds of grapefruit to feed the hungry. The photo represents only a "few" of the grapefruit harvested over a couple month period.

This is what it looks like to SHARE FRUIT with the hungry.
Quite simple, actually. Harvest fruit and share.

The Lemon Lady and Volunteers are happy to help locally in Contra Costa County with fruit harvesting, box supplies, collecting, or transporting fruit to a local food pantry.

Cell: 510.406.1625
Home: 925.672.1988

Outside of our coverage area?
Donate fruit directly to any local food pantry.

CLICK HERE: Food Bank search by ZIP CODE anywhere in the USA.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Marmalade Making Workshop (tomorrow)...

Photo Credit: Gail Wadsworth

Join Gail Wadsworth of Slow Food Delta Diablo for a free marmalade making workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 2- 5 pm. Come with an empty 8 ounce canning jar and go home with a jar of marmalade.  You will learn how to sterilize jars, prepare fruit and make marmalade at home.

For more details and to sign up for this limited space workshop,

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Farmers' Markets Today! Zip Code Search...

Did you know there are farmers' markets almost every day of the week, all year, rain or shine in California?

We LOVE the farmers and the markets. So much fun to be out and about! Breathe crisp morning air, listen to music, delight in the beautiful assortment of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Have fun. Visit a market soon! Support a family farmer.

CLICK HERE to FIND A MARKET in a city near you.

There are dozens of local markets to pique your interest. You will find many more markets in cities throughout California. Simply search the California-Grown Certified Farmers' Markets website above.

In the Bay Area, California, we've visited dozens of local markets, such as: Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Danville, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette and many more across the San Francisco Bay. Find your Happy Place at your local farmers' market.