Alley Clean-up for Earth Day – Saturday, April 22

While we wait for our first batch of flowers to grow at Main & Elm, how about helping your neighbors out for a couple of hours?

This Earth Day (Sat, April 22), the Heritage School Earthkeepers and Greening Lodi will be teaming up for a clean-up day. We’ll be cleaning up the alley behind Heritage School (between Garfield and Cherokee), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And if we have enough volunteers, we can branch out to other alleys, too.

If you can spare the time, we’d love to have you. You can bring gloves, shovels, brooms or rakes, or nothing at all – we’ll have extra gear! All we need are the volunteers.

Hope to see you Saturday!

You can download our English flyer here: EarthKeepers-Alley.

Planting Day: April 1, 2017

After our very successful clean-up day for our first pollinator garden, we had an even better planting day on April 1.

We had 22 volunteers throughout the morning, who helped us spread wood chips for a new path; shovel dirt for planting; and ultimately plant some new seeds.

After Thursday night’s rain, we should have some new flowers very soon! In the meantime, check out some photos from our planting day:

Clean-up Day: March 25, 2017

Our first project is a Pollinator garden at the corner of Main & Elm streets, right next to Busy Bee Laundry Service. Thanks to the gracious donation of property from Busy Bee owner Arvind Chand, we have the site of our first community garden!

We started the process on Saturday, March 25 with a clean-up day. We had 18 volunteers show up, and we finished in less than two hours. It was a tremendous success and set us up for planting the next weekend.

Take a look at a photo collage of the day below, courtesy of our president, Curt Juran.

Welcome to a ‘greener’ era for Lodi’s East Side

Aren’t you tired of seeing all those vacant lots on Lodi’s East side, just sitting there unused? So are we – and we’ve decided to do something about it.

We’re Greening Lodi, and we’re a brand new non-profit here in Lodi, Calif. We’re a group of long-time Lodi residents, concerned citizens and East side natives who want to see this part of town (now called the Heritage District) reach its true potential.

We’re just like you; there are no professionals among us. We’re teachers, parents, retirees and even kids. We’re everyone who wants a cleaner, safer and more connected Heritage district. And we’ve already begun – check out some of the photos of our first community garden at the corner of Elm & Main streets.

Interested? Feel free to send us an email, attend a meeting or just come see our next project. We’d love to have you!