From the Hive and the Bounty Garden,

we send you our best wishes for a very happy 2017!

We hope this year in the garden brings you

joy and peace.


So how did 2016 end in the Garden?

With the beautiful combination of rain and sun last year, the Bounty Garden produced a bumper crop for the Food Banks of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.  Even as Summer turned into Autumn, the beds continued to produce late harvests like these…



As well, with the Autumn leaves falling, we began to look forward to our 2017 composting program.  With the help of the John Baldwin School’s Girl Scout Daisy Troop #31429, we stocked them up until our Leaf Bin was overflowing!

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Now, we are just weeks from the start of the 2017 program.  Each bed was sown with clover cover crop seeds at the close of last season and …


…each bed now stands ready to be tilled in with the incredibly nutrient-rich clover.  This will give a big boost to the many wonderful and varied crops our 2017 volunteers will grow to supply the Food Bank with nutritious and delicious vegetables throughout next year.

As this Winter turns into Spring, we hope to see you in the Park.  Please do stop by the Garden and see what is sprouting up!

Best wishes,

The Hive