St. James Community Garden In March

Rainy weather notwithstanding, work continues at the new St. James Community Garden…

I happened to catch another harvest for the Petaluma Kitchen yesterday morning…

According to Lois Pearson: “We picked 11 bags of veggies…to deliver to the Petaluma Kitchen. We will be trying to implement a regular weekly harvest schedule as follows: Sundays 10 to 11 and Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30. We will then deliver to the kitchen on Monday mornings and to St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday afternoons. We will be looking into other groups that might need our help as the garden continues to grow.”

In addition to the garden workdays, there are two upcoming events this month in support of the new community garden.


Mary’s Pizza Shack Fundraiser

March 15, 2010 

Mary’s Pizza Shack in Petaluma is sponsoring a “Dine & Donate” fundraiser on Monday, March 15–20% of  all purchases on that date will be donated to the garden. 

To secure the donation, a flyer needs to presented at the time of the order. And, as luck would have it, I have a flyer available for download and printing!  Simply click on Mary’s Pizza Flyer St James 


Mosaic Tile Workshop

March 20th & 21st between 10 & 3 pm

Make a stepping stone for the Community Garden or take one home for your garden!

  • Fee: $15 for 1 stone or $25 for 2 stones
  • All materials and stepping stones included
  • Checks should be made payable to St. James Community Garden

E-mail  Lois Pearson at  for mailing information or if you have any questions.

The workshop will be conducted by Mari Philo, a credentialed art teacher. Some of the mosaic tile projects Mari has worked on include a project with children building a stone fountain for a school auction and a  mosaic wall at Bahia Vista school in San Rafael working with Bay Area professional mural artist, Josef Norris.

 Photo Courtesy of Mari Philo