This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
JUST TWO SPACES LEFT
Napa Recycling Center
Soscol Water Treatment Facility
Wednesday, June 26
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30-3:30PM
NRWS Recycling Center 820 Levitin Way and Soscol Water Treatment Facility at 1515 Soscol Ferry Rd.
FFI: Email Grania or call 707.480.0174.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: Only twp spots remain left. Kids are welcome, but very young children may find the tour too long.
PLANNING TO VISIT HAWAII?
is the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen
containing the coral-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
HELP NEEDED FOR
YOU CHOOSE THE SATURDAY.
Many thanks to Dave, Leigh, and Kathi who helped out last Saturday, and to Esquivel Farm for the bounty they donated.
CanDo collects fresh produce from Farmers' Market vendors
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.
WHAT TO DO WITH
LITTLE PLASTIC PIECES
article about this weekend's river clean-up said that plastics smaller than the size of a fist should NOT go into the blue recycling bin. Is it true? For instance, a small (1 1/2") empty eye drop bottle w/ lid would go into landfill?
"We don't really use the 'size of a fist' term when describing what can or can't go in the blue cart, but it's true that it's hard for our sorters to sort out small plastics. I think that empty eye drop bottle can go in the recycling, but there's just a chance that we aren't able to grab it on the sort line (due to its small size) and it goes to the landfill.
"So, it's OK to put small bottles in recycling. However, small random plastic things like an old pen, lip balm container, plastic fork or spoon, that little plastic thing that holds the bread bag closed...these things should just directly in the trash cart."
Curbside Composting or recycling to "Compost Corner."
Responses graciously provided
by Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling & Waste Services.
BITS AND PIECES
On June 25, 1967,
the world's first live
TV show via satellite
It's "the climax of all man's history of communication," said the broadcaster, after a stirring fanfare of trumpets.
(scroll down a bit).
"It's not what you
ook at that matters.
It's what you see."
-Henry David Thoreau
SAVE THE DATES
NAPA RECYCLING AND SOSCOL WATER TREATMENT
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30PM (Allow two hours.)
or call 707.480.0174.
: Up to 20 may sign-up for the tour.
Kids are welcome, but very young children may find it too long. S
Tuesday, July 16
Learn about sharing food and building community in a simple,
yet powerful ways. While you're at it, have a bite to eat and meet neighbors who care as much as you do!
FFI and to RSVP: Email or call us at 707.252.7743.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
THE Z PROJECT
WHAT IS A GARDEN-TO-CAFETERIA PROGRAM?
Garden-to-Cafeteria is a program in which students grow, harvest and deliver fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from a school garden to the cafeteria at the same school.
~Slow Food USA Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit (2017)
WHERE WILL THE PRODUCE BE GROWN AND PREPARED?
Two rows of the CanDo Food Bank Garden will be dedicated to growing for The Z Project along with other Approved Source school and community garden space at several locations.
The zucchini will be prepared at the
new central kitchen in NVUSD
Find answers to more FAQs
. Scroll half way down.
VOLUNTEERS NEED THIS FRIDAY.
Have an hour or two to help in one of the Z Project gardens this Friday morning? Click
Love the idea of a project that engages kids in good food from the get-go?
Learn more about the School Garden Doctor
and the many ways you can help grow
the delicious Z Project. Click
3rd ANNUAL CVNL VOLUNTEER FAIR
COME EXPLORE WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
This Saturday, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership hosts the
Napa Volunteer Fair
at Fuller Park in Napa.
Visit with representatives from Napa Valley CanDo and many other nonprofits helping the Valley shine.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 29, 10-2PM
LOCATION: Fuller Park, between Jefferson and Seminary Streets at Laurel - Napa
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?
A SNAPSHOT OF HOW NAPA IS GROWING
WHAT: Napa Creek Village Condominiums
WHERE: 2614 First St. just west of Hwy 29
DESCRIPTION: One and two bedroom condominium homes ranging from 550-1200
square feet. Many of the units also include flex rooms that maximize the
living space. These flex rooms can be used as nurseries, home offices,
exercise rooms or simply additional living spaces.
FEATURES: This is a Net Zero Energy project powered
by solar panels on the buildings
and carports. These features, combined with a highly insulated and tight building
envelope, enable the project to be ultra low water and energy consumption which
is good for the environment and keeps utility costs extremely low for tenants.
In addition to the green features in the project, there are a number of social or
community building features as well. All of the units face a central courtyard to
enhance the feeling of community and engagement with your neighbors. There will
also be a shared community garden located centrally in front of a community
building that can be used for neighbor gatherings, birthday parties and other
activities for residents.
PRICING: Of the 48 total units, 8 are going to be deed restricted affordable units
from 60%, 80% and 100% of Area Median Income (AMI). These units further support
the mission of the project to house Napa Valley's workforce and to build and
strengthen the community. Rents are projected to range between $1,700-$3,000
depending on the number of bedrooms and additional features of each particular
unit (flex room, balcony, backyard, cathedral ceilings, etc.)
FFI: Those interested in renting a unit in Napa Creek Village can fill out a
rental inquiry form. For more general
information, please email Melissa Moize at Healthy Buildings
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!
NAPA VALLEY FOOD BANK PANTRY
SPONSOR: Napa Valley Food Bank
The Napa Valley Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help clients shop at the Food Bank's Napa Pantry.
DATES and TIMES
: Thursdays, 10AM-2PM
Napa Valley Food Bank Pantry, 746 Yajome St.
PREPARING TO PLANT - THE Z PROJECT
SPONSOR: The School Garden Doctor
Come enjoy a morning preparing a site for planting zucchini to be harvested for Napa's first garden-to-cafeteria pilot program: The Z Project.
Physical tasks include placing and separating straw bales, covering them with mulch and raking in manure. All are welcome. No task is too small. If you can open bags of manure or hold a hose, please join!
DATES and TIMES
: Friday, June 28, 8:30-10AM
58 Randolph Street - Napa
NOTES: BYO water, gloves, and sun protection. NO restroom available.
DOCENT-GUIDED TREE WALKS WITH
NAPA COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
SPONSOR: UC Master Gardeners of
Take a walk with Master Gardeners through Fuller Park and the grounds of the Yountville Veterans Home. Learn about the many trees found there. Details are found on their website.
Varies. See their website.
Fuller Park - Napa and The Veterans Home - Yountville
ROCK THE RIDE NAPA!
A BENEFIT RIDE AND WALK
FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Join with neighbors who care about the safety of our communities. Gather in Yountville for a morning with local and national leaders working towards a future free from gun violence.
There are two rides: a 25-mile ride and a 10-mile ride, as well as a 3-mile walk. Each activity will be followed by brunch at the Yountville North Park where we will have the chance to hear from a variety of voices making a difference in our collective mission to prevent gun violence.
Saturday, June 29, event start times:
8:15AM - 25 MILE RIDE
8:45AM - 10 MILE RIDE
9:15AM - 3 MILE WALK
The rides and walk start at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street and end at the Yountville North Park, just up the street from the Community Center.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!
SPONSOR: American Canyon
Community Parks Foundation
The American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation (ACCPF) hosts its fourth annual Fourth of July Fireworks Hike at Newell Open Space Preserve. The short half-mile hike promises some of the best firework viewing opportunities in the North Bay with up to ten different displays (weather dependent) from Napa, Solano, Contra Costa and Marin counties.
Depart from the Newell Preserve Open Space parking lot for an easy hike to the fireworks viewing area. The hike is suitable for all ages and ability levels, but participants should be advised that the terrain is unpaved.
Hikers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on, bug spray, flashlights for the return hike, and to dress in layers for optimum comfort. The hike is open to ACCPF members free of charge. Registration is not required.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 7 8PM
LOCATION: Newell Preserve Open Space parking lot, 7000 Newell Drive.
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.
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