Edible Landscaping Tour

Common Ground’s 8th Annual Edible Landscaping Tour

Saturday, July 19th, 2014   10am-4pm

  • Explore local organically-grown edible gardens2014-07-16 19.08.37
  • Learn about Grow Biointensive & organic gardening practices
  • Meet the creative gardeners & get great ideas
  • Bicycle Friendly

Tour Highlights: Water Saving Techniques, Fruit Trees, Raised Beds & Berries, Chickens & Coops, Greenhouses, Herb, Flower & Native Plantings, Composting, and Lots of Vegetables!    Check out the Palo Alto Weekly article

Read the garden descriptions before you prick up the map Saturday Morning.  Garden Descriptions

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8th Annual Edible Landscaping Tour

COMMON GROUND’S  8th ANNUAL EDIBLE LANDSCAPING TOUR

Saturday, July 19th, 2014  10am-4pm

Eigth Annual Edible Tour$35, proceeds benefit Common Ground, a 501c3 nonprofit project of Ecology Action.

Organic Food Grown in our Neighborhoods!

  • Explore local organically-grown edible gardens
  • Learn about Grow Biointensive & organic gardening practices
  • Meet the creative gardeners & get great ideas
  • Bicycle Friendly

Tour Highlights: Water Saving Techniques, Fruit Trees, Raised Beds & Berries, Chickens & Coops, Greenhouses, Herb, Flower & Native Plantings, Composting, and Lots of Vegetables!

This year the Edible Landscaping Tour is featuring several front yard edible gardens!  Gone are the days when vegetable gardens were considered unsightly and relegated to the back yard only. Come see the variety of these gardens which demonstrate that growing food is not just practical, but beautiful!


Yoga for a Healthy Back

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center  559 College Ave, Palo Alto CA 94306
Saturday, May 24
10:30 – 12:30 $31 Click to Register

Gardeners and high-tech computer people alike want to take care of their backs to live a full happy life. Learn the best practices and methods for keeping your back muscles healthy. Learn thigh stretches and strengthening yoga poses for your thighs to improve your back. Good alignment in your legs translates to your back. Get empowered to help you and your back feel better. Even if it is good now, let’s keep it that way! Taught by Patricia Becker who is the Common Ground Center Manager and has been teaching Yoga for Healthy back class- In Twist, Juice it Up!yoga classes locally and at Stanford University.

 



10 Poses in 10 Minutes

Warning Yoga can lead to greater Health & Happiness! 

Basic tune up poses you can do  in 10 minutes

  1. Walking around on your toes
  2. Hands on thighs doing knee circles both directions
  3. Hip circles both directions
  4. Lower body stead fast upper body and arms turning and swinging side to side. Start slow and gradually increase speed. Tapping your back hand on your kidney area and front hand on upper far reaching chest.
  5. Root the bottom half of your body down into the earth like the roots of tree. Open you palms and lift your arms up to the sky. Repeat in unison with your breath.
  6. Shoulder flossing front to back. Then back to front with a soft relaxed face!
  7. Anchor the bottom half of your body and extend your torso long. Lift your shoulders up and claps you hand behind your back. Move your forearms from side to side and up and down in a way that feels expansive and good!
  8. Skiers pose. That one that helps you find freedom and ease in your lower back.
  9. Stand by the wall of chair and place one hand on the wall.  Wrap a yoga strap around your foot and lift your foot behind you. Good counter thigh stretch.
  10.  Lay on your back holding your shins and gently roll left to right and front to back.

If anything doesn’t feel good or right stop and we will review live and in person!