Check out this Pacific Sun article on our former Executive Director and current Fairfax Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero: See the article at PacificSun.com.
Sustainable Fairfax has partnered with the Marin County Free Library and 2014 Branson Environmental Action Network to create a Community Seed Exchange. The Community Seed Exchange is a free seed library that supports our community with locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO seeds. This is an important program to preserve and maintain agricultural biodiversity, develop seed stock that […]
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 […]
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 […]
On December 6, 2014 we hosted a benefit at the new Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax. The event brought over eighty people together from the Fairfax community and beyond to enjoy an evening full of conversation, wonderful local food and lively music in the beautiful space at the museum. Sustainable Fairfax President Elizabeth Baker, […]
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, […]
Plant native trees, shrubs, and perennials. Fall is the time to plant natives. The cooler weather lets plants transition with less stress, rain is more plentiful, and the warm soil encourages root growth for a head-start in Spring. Also, many of the native plant nurseries in our area have sales at this time of year! […]
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! 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 […]
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!