Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mount Shasta & Lassen Region Farm and Food Economy

Could eating healthy also boost our local economy?

Join Growing Local on July 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Sequoia Middle School for a dynamic presentation and discussion. You won't believe what a difference you can make.

Local Refreshments Served!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College

Learn new gardening skills with the new Spring series of Community Teaching Garden Workshops!


Saturday, March 10, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For novice to seasoned gardeners seeking to improve productivity, this workshop will help you with planning and developing an organic garden, including information on acquiring good seed, preparing your soil for planting, developing an efficient watering system, and avoiding common mistakes to get you off to a good start. Bring your questions and problems, from beginning to advanced, and we will help you find a solution. Wayne Kessler of Shambani Organics is a local nurseryman known for his quality vegetable starts and an advisor to the Teaching Garden. Jim Collins is the Garden Manager.
Presenters: Wayne Kessler and Jim Collins Fee: $15.00

Sunday, March 18, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Join Kalan Redwood of Redwood Seeds to learn about starting your spring and summer crops from seed. This workshop covers seeding technique for standard crops such as lettuce, onions, tomatoes and peppers as well as more unusual varieties such as orach, quinoa and medicinal herbs. Drawing from their extensive seed collection, Kalan will select her favorite varieties and participants will have the chance to seed six-packs to take home. Organic heirloom seeds will also be for sale at a discount, and planting advice is always free.
Presenter: Kalan Redwood Fee: $15.00

Saturday, April 14, 1:00 to 3:00 pmInsect problems are generally an indicator that the gardener needs to correct something out of balance. Pesticides further degrade this balance leading to more and worse problems and sending the gardener backwards in her efforts to grow nutritious food, like the children’s game chutes and ladders. Garden Manager Jim Collins will be discussing new developments in eco-agriculture and sustainable practices, as well as time-honored methods of managing problem insect populations while simultaneously encouraging pollinators and other beneficials— nearly impossible if you use pesticides. There will be ample time for questions and specific problem-solving.

Presenter: Jim Collins Fee: $15.00


Sunday, April 15, 1:00 to 3:00 PM 

Permaculture is the practice of working with, rather than working against nature. Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper will introduce you to permaculture philosophy, ethics, principles and goals, and teach you the basics of designing an ecological landscape. Stephanie is a certified Permaculture Landscape Designer, co-owner with her husband of Gaia Creations in Chico, providing landscape design services in Butte County and the Northern California region.

Presenter: Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Fee: $15.00

All workshops are at the Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College

For registration information, call (530) 242-7630 or Register online at and click on "Pathways"

For more information about the Community Teaching Garden, email

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Amy Goodman Coming to Redding

Citizens for Responsible Government
and People of Progress

present an afternoon with Amy Goodman,
host of Democracy NOW

January 14, 2012, 12:00 PM

David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding

Doors open at 10:30 am with music at 11:00 am by Muletown and Greg Lawson

Tickets $15 reserved, $10 for students in advance available at

or People of Progress, 1242 Center Street, Redding

This event benefits KIXE - CH. 9, KKRN - FM 88.5 and KTHM - FM 90.7

See more show details on the event flier post on the right. And see you on January 14th!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Economics of Happiness

Please join The Green Film Series and Growing Local on
Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding
for Shasta County's first screening of the profound film
The Economics of Happiness.

Check out the film trailer on the right. You won't want to miss this film once you have seen the clip.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Squash Smash Benefit

$10 donation to benefit People of Progress

Join Kalan Redwood of Redwood Seeds in this hands-on seed saving workshop.

We will discuss basic seed saving for winter and summer squash. Participants will open winter squash to collect seeds and have the chance to take the squash flesh home. We will also provide recipes and ideas for preserving your squash flesh.

Seeds for your 2012 garden will be sold at a discount price during the last ½ hour of the workshop.

Space limited to 25. Please RSVP by Oct 28th to

Sunday, Oct 30 2-4:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding

Friday, October 14, 2011

Join Growing Local for Food Day October 24

Please join Growing Local

on October 24th at 6 pm

at the First United Methodist Church

1825 East Street, Redding

We are celebrating Food Day and

the completion of the

Growing Local Strategic Plan

Food Day is a national celebration of healthy, affordable food with potlucks and school-based activities planned in communities across the country.

Please bring a dish to share that is around $5.00 to make (salads, entrees, desserts, bread, etc). As we will be celebrating local healthy foods, please let us know if you used local foods in your dish. Find out more information about Food Day and healthy, affordable recipes at Simple beverages provided.

We will also be presenting the Growing Local Strategic Plan and discussing ways for people to engage in activities that will promote the strategic initiatives.

Please RSVP to