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Garden Tips for January


It’s bare-root season! Plant-bare root fruit trees, roses, berry vines, etc. Some nurseries will prune the tree for you before you take it home. Start vegetables indoors: Broccoli, cabbage (early varieties), cauliflower, celery, kale, Romaine lettuce, peas, artichoke, chard, leeks, rhubarb, spinach. Garden upkeep: Prune fruit trees and roses, Cover frost-tender plants (Leave plants already damaged by […]

It Was Another Great Craft Faire (And We’re All Tired)

The 2014 FOCAS and Sustainable Fairfax December 13 Craft Faire was a popular and fun-filled event featuring sustainable crafts and gifts, including recycled sweaters, knit hats, jewelry,   pottery, origami ornaments, aromatherapy, handmade soap, and more.  Particularly popular were the wide assortment of pin-on animal ears and tails, and the “ear stylists” who fitted them to each potential […]

Sustainable Fairfax Announces First Annual Baking Contest at the Fairfax Craft Faire

The Fairfax Craft Faire is holding its first annual Baking Contest! There will be two categories for judging: Cookies & Brownies and Cakes & Cupcakes. Bring your bake sale donation to the Fairfax Craft Faire Bake Sale at the Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Road (the red barn) by 10:45am on Saturday, December 13. Provide your name, […]

Sustainable Fairfax Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members

Over the years, Sustainable Fairfax has made many important contributions to the community, inspiring residents and policymakers to deepen their commitment to sustainability principles. Now, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce new leadership as it moves forward with exciting new and continuing initiatives. Our former Communications Chair, Jennifer Hammond, has accepted the position […]

Volunteer for Streets for People!

VOLUNTEER FOR STREETS FOR PEOPLE! AUGUST 31, 2014 – 11am – 4pm The third annual Streets for People is almost here! This is a very special community event, providing the opportunity for people to enjoy downtown Fairfax in a unique way. The street blocks on Bolinas Road between Broadway and Elsie Lane will be open […]

Congratulations to the Sustainable Garden Team!

On August 6, Sustainable Fairfax Board members Jen Jones and Merrell Maschino, along with fellow gardener Christian Douglas of The Backyard Company, received certificates of appreciation from the Fairfax Town Council for the Sustainable Garden.  Special thanks to the Backyard Company for their contribution to developing this beautiful drought-tolerant garden!

Home-Made Deodorant Recipe


The classic recipes call for only corn starch or arrowroot powder, but if you have both, you can combine them to get 1/4 cup. Some people recommend lessening the amount of baking soda if skin irritation occurs 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil 1/8 cup arrowroot powder 1/8 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup baking soda Several drops of […]