This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
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BITS AND PIECES
HOW MUCH DO BIRDS REALLY EAT?
From hawks to hummingbirds, avians have some enormous appetites.
Listen or read to learn
A Facebook post claims that if you wash fruit in a mixture of vinegar and water, it will "
sparkle with no wax or white, dirty film."
It also claims this will make produce last longer.
to read the whole story. Although it's true, as you might suspect it's a bit
the meme suggests
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
DONATIONS ARE UP
AND THOSE BINS
OF LUSCIOUS PRODUCE CAN BE HEAVY.
Flex your neighborly muscles!
CanDo volunteers need more helping hands to collect
fresh produce donated by
Napa Farmers Market
We take it all to
Any Saturday - you choose!
or the short shift:
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
to learn more or to
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
Curbside Composting or recycling to
Responses graciously provided
Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling & Waste Services.
"We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom."
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
SAVE THE DATE
GREEN BAG PICK-UP
Saturday, August 10
CANV Napa Food Bank
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME AT THE WAREHOUSE
to help out as hundreds of green bags come in. It's fast, fun, and filled with the CanDo Spirit.
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events to help you
LEND A HAND
AT THE NAPA FOOD BANK THIS SATURDAY AM
From 9AM-noon, a parade of cars will find their way to the Food Bank. They'll be filled with green bags of donated groceries from generous neighbors all over Napa. In just three hours, we'll bring in nearly 12,000 pounds of food to help stock the shelves of seven Food Bank pantries across the county.
Help make it happen!
We need about ten more volunteers for 2-3 hours. It's fast, fun, and a great way to meet other folks who celebrate the strength of community and the CanDo Spirit.
Eight spots are reserved for students ages 12 and older.
Learn more and sign-up
GARDEN FOR THE FOOD BANK
Neighbors Help Our Garden Grow.
Neighborhood School Kids Enjoy the Harvest.
Volunteer gardener Veronica displays a trombone squash.
Early last spring, a friendly gardener from the neighborhood stopped by
to give us some seedlings for
Zucchetta Trombolina, or "Trombone Squash."
We weren't sure what to expect.
Now at peak season, they are in their full glory,
and we see how they got their name.
Students from the school next door, Sunrise Montessori, had a great time picking, cooking, and eating them.
The kids agree: they're not just fun to look at,
but they're delicious to eat, too!
There's a neighbor somewhere in Napa who'd LOVE your extra beets
or radishes or carrots ...
even your extra kale!
at the Food Bank
1766 Industrial Way
Monday - Thursday
Tell 'em CanDo sent you.
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
Note: Posting events in this "Spotlight" does not constitute an endorsement by Napa Valley CanDo unless expressly stated.
We list a variety of
programs we feel may be of interest to our readers. Explore! Enjoy! Get involved!
FACE THE WORLD SEEKS HOST FAMILIES IN
NAPA COUNTY FOR WORLD TEENS
SPONSOR: Face the World
Face the World is a designated cultural exchange sponsor with the US Dept. of State whose mission is to provide students and host families with the tools and support, including monthly supervision, to make the absolute most of this utterly unique cultural exchange opportunity.
come from Spain, Thailand, Mongolia, Germany, China, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Each student is vetted for English ability, maturity, and academic performance.
Face the World seeks loving, supportive homes in Napa County for 2019-20.
Hosting is free. All the student needs is a bed, a quiet place to do homework, and three meals at home with your family. You may sign up as a full-year family, or as a welcome family for the first 6-8 weeks of the student's stay.
Any type of family can benefit from this experience - families with young kids, with teens, empty nesters, young couples just starting out. Also, if you're single but would love this opportunity, you can host as well. Consider hosting two students for the company!
BECOME A UC MASTER GARDENER
SPONSOR: UC Master Gardeners of
The 2020 Master Gardener Class is now open for applications! Come to one of our seven informational meetings to pick up an application and find out more.
WHY BECOME A MASTER GARDENER? To gain invaluable horticultural information and education and to contribute to the Napa County community. Master Gardeners donate thousands of volunteer service hours every year. Enjoy working together with a fun, interesting group of gardening enthusiasts. Continue your gardening education indefinitely. Join us!
Aug. 20; Sept. 7, 15, and 24
July 27 meeting - UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Ave #4, Napa, 1:30-3PM (For the location and times for the other dates, please see the website.)
H2O SUPERHERO - LEARN, SERVE AND PROTECT OUR NAPA WATERWAYS
SPONSOR: Napa County Library
Become an H20 Superhero! The Napa County Library (along with community partners) is introducing a NEW monthly series of family-friendly activities and resources that will positively impact our local watersheds and ocean. This series of activities includes: Eco-tainment Shows, Napa River Clean-ups, Environmental Movies, Watershed Hikes, the Wild Napa Lecture Series,Story times about the Ocean...and much more!
Ongoing through August.
Various Locations. Please See Program List at Sign-up.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
CanDo's Garden for the Food Bank
fresh, local produce for the CAN-V Food Bank. We also collect produce from generous Farmers' Market vendors for the Food Bank and Homeless Shelter.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. Resource Conservation District. Volunteers help maintain our river and streams to keep them vibrant and alive.
Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign.
hilary or Nancy.
CanDo has a brilliant way to help share food with neighbors in need.
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The Choices We Make
Napa Valley CanDo seeks to inspire and facilitate action
by alerting interested Valley residents about opportunities for service. If you participate as a volunteer in an activity that you learned about through Napa Valley CanDo, whether initiated by CanDo or another organization, please take personal responsibility for your involvement. Use common sense. Only you can determine whether an activity is a good
fit, that is to say
compatible with your interests and abilities.