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Bring it Home- Free Compost for Fairfax Residents!

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For Fairfax Residents only.  NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE!   Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) is providing the last compost delivery of the year on October 15 at the Fairfax Pavilion parking lot (at the ball field fence). Typically, the compost lasts for several days until it is gone. Bring a shovel, and a bag or container to […]

Support the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act!


Many Californians have started seed libraries which are local community-based organizations (like the one sponsored by the Fairfax branch library and Sustainable Fairfax) that offer public free access to seeds.  In 2014 several states, placed legal restrictions on seed sharing by demanding that seed libraries comply with burdensome, unrealistic testing and labeling regulations designed for […]

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 […]

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!

The Sustainable Garden is Flourishing


The Sustainable volunteer crew was out this weekend putting the final touches on the paths and installing the first round of plants at the Sustainable Garden at the Women’s Club Building (46 Park Road). Thanks to all the volunteers who turned out, and special thanks to Christian Douglas of The Backyard Farm Company for all […]

Oro Negro: Turning Food Waste into Gold


Oro negro! declared the late Pedro Hernandez as he dug the compost each winter. Black gold! Pedro was from Guatemala and gardened fourteen years for my dear English landlady. My sister, who lives in Hawaii, likes to tell me about showing her house to guests; her tours always include her compost full of worms. Certain that they find […]