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Best Irrigation Methods for our Climate Workshop at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill June 21st


Best Irrigation Methods for our Climate Workshop:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

We’ve had another dry winter, and water conservation is crucial, but irrigation choices can be overwhelming. Samanntha demystifies various methods of irrigation that can save a great deal of water, including PVC, drip, wicking or self watering, olla pots, and gravity feed from barrels. You’ll have opportunities for hands-on exploration of the equipment, and get answers to all your questions.

Shopping

Kids N Cribs Opens in Pleasant Hill


1741 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that the baby and kids furniture store Kids N Cribs opened in Pleasant Hill. They also have a Dublin location.

From their website:

Our Pleasant Hill Baby & Kids Furniture Store has over 4,000 sq ft of the best quality baby & kids furniture to be found in Northern California. With more than 30 baby cribs and a large selection of popular kids furniture including twin beds, full beds, bunk beds, loft beds on display with coordinating dressers, you’re likely to find a style or design to meet your family’s needs.

Restaurants

Black Angus Steakhouse Reopens in Pleasant Hill


3195 N. Main St, Pleasant Hill

Black Angus Steakhouse, which closed last July in Pleasant Hill after a small electrical fire damaged the building exterior, has reopened with a similar interior and slightly revamped menu. Check out their menu here. I had a chance to try the prime rib steak, which are aged at least 21 days, and it was super-tasty.

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Restaurants

Fat Maddie’s Opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Last February we learned that the San Ramon-based restaurant Fat Maddie’s would be opening in the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center where Pasta Pomodoro used to be and they have now opened. Based on the planters in front it looks like there will be front and side patio seating. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Since 2010, Fat Maddie’s Grille in San Ramon has offered artisan, farmhouse inspired sandwiches, burgers, salads, and entrees – All made with the freshest local ingredients in a casual, family-friendly setting.

Named for our family’s favorite goat, FAT MADDIE’S rustic menu incorporates local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. The family is committed to serving only free-range and antibiotic free chicken as well as hormone and antibiotic free beef. FAT MADDIE’S eggs come from chickens on the family’s personal working farm and food waste is recycled to pigs on a neighboring ranch. As for the goat cheese, let’s just say that Maddie has her sources.

Events

Trees, Guilds & Food Forests, and Options for Applying Them at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill Feb 17th

Trees, Guilds & Food Forests, and Options for Applying Them:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Purpose: 1. Learn how to identify which plants are needed, and then place plants so that they help each other grow for increased yield, soil health and less work for the gardener.

2. Learn how to build structures such as herb spirals, keyhole beds or mandala beds to incorporate guilds.

Participants will be able to: identify 6 critical functions of trees and how to use them in the garden; what types of trees and plants to use for desired functions; what to plant around trees; how to build high-density planting structures.

Drop-ins are welcome for any date; you DO NOT need to take the entire series.

Salons

spavia opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Over the weekend Colorado-based spavia opened their first spa in the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center. Check out the Pleasant Hill services including pricing here. In addition to per-treatment payment options they also various memberships for with better pricing here. I checked out the inside and they have nice women’s (and men’s) rest lounges offering tea and heated neck towels. Showers are available as well. Looks very relaxing! The owners have plenty of spa experience and were very nice and welcoming. Check it out if you’re in the area.

From their website:

spavia is your spa, where you select the treatments that best suit you. our therapists and estheticians will care and deliver results to you in the most personalized, professional manner possible. enjoy the spa amenities before and after your treatment. unwind in the spavia retreat room with your spa robe, spa sandals and a warm aromatherapy neck pillow for a relaxing experience.

Restaurants

iTea Opens in College Square in Pleasant Hill


College Square, Pleasant Hill

iTea boba cafes seem to be popping up all over these days with the latest in the College Square shopping mall near Diablo Valley College (DVC) on Golf Club Rd. in Pleasant Hill. These drinks are sweet enough for me at 30% so I’m glad they offer sweetness options. In addition to various food items they also offer games including Battleship along the wall. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this opening.

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