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Events

Seed and Plant Selection at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill March 7th


Seed and Plant Selection:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, March 7th, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn how to create, cultivate and enjoy a home garden through the lens of a changing climate. With more extreme temperatures, UV rays, and unpredictable water on the way, set up your garden for success by learning about soil management, choosing the right plants, and making other productive decisions.

  • Where to source seeds
  • How to read a seed packet
  • How to seed (attendees will take home seeds in trays)
  • How to choose seeding medium
  • Plant placement: the tall, the short, the early, the late, the sipper, the glutton
Events

Soil: More Critical Now Than Ever at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 29th


Soil: More Critical Now Than Ever:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn how to create, cultivate and enjoy a home garden through the lens of a changing climate. With more extreme temperatures, UV rays, and unpredictable water on the way, set up your garden for success by learning about soil management, choosing the right plants, and making other productive decisions. Regardless of the size of your garden, you’ll learn how to be more self-sufficient, conserve water and energy, and build community with your fellow gardeners. Students will work on shaping and re-designing their own growing spaces. See your yard in a whole new light!

Soil: More critical now than ever
· How to read your soil
· How to improve soil, slowly and quickly
· Compost, Vermicompost
· Soil Amendments
· What are all those products at the nursery? How to read the labels

Restaurants

Haya Ramen Signage Up at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Last year we learned that Haya Ramen would be coming to the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center and their signage is now up. According to one of their job postings it will be an authentic Hakata Ramen restaurant. According to this Matcha Ramen magazine article, “a typical bowl of Hakata ramen is garnished with minimal toppings: just green onions and char siu (boiled or roasted pork).”

Gyms

Club Pilates Opens at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Club Pilates opened recently at the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center. Check out the Pleasant Hill class schedule here.

From their website:

The full-body, low-impact workouts offered at Club Pilates provide a high-impact challenge to the stabilizing muscles of the core. Unlike the mat Pilates classes offered in many gym settings, Club Pilates offers classes using an array of specialized equipment, including the Reformer, EXO-Chair, Bosu Ball, TRX Suspension Trainer, springboards and more.

Restaurants

Jack’s Reopens after Remodel at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

The restaurant and bar Jack’s recently reopened after a ten day interior remodel and newly revamped menu at the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center. The inside is quite spacious with a bar area with TVs, outdoor patio, and additional dining space upstairs. I had an opportunity to dine there recently and enjoyed the experience, particularly the Thai steak salad, which was very tasty. For dessert the Galaktoboureko, which is a, “traditional Greek dessert, semolina custard rolled in phyllo pastry, apricot-orange blossom preserve, pistachio ice cream”, hit all the right spots. Check out their menus here. There are so many options to choose from in a family friendly environment that I’ll be sure to check this place out with my family.

From their website:

We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It’s a family run business with a focus on genuine, old school hospitality. Jack’s welcomes guests with an extensive menu that reflects the Marcovici family’s Greek-American heritage and the natural bounty of their California home.

More photos after the jump…

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