Upcoming Events

Come out to learn more about the garden, become part of the community, and enjoy being in nature, right here in Pleasant Hill, at garden work parties, events, and classes!

Looking for a class, scouting, or club/group project?
Help us complete a beautiful redwood arbor over the completed composting system to provide weather protection for volunteers and visitors.

Help us to install a repurposed Pleasant Hill monument sign restored by Mt. Diablo High School ACME academy class at our revised new front entry.

As part of the City of Pleasant Hill Education Initiative, sponsored through the Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education, PHIG volunteers working together with Friends of Creeks, the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, and the Pleasant Hill Green Team are conducting an initial site assessment of Grayson Creek behind Pleasant Hill Education Center. Water quality studies are done monthly. Soon we will be recording observations of wildlife. Thanks to the Contra Costa County Fish & Wildlife Commission, Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education, and Equipco, Inc. for their support of this project.

Contact [email protected] for more info and to help us plan ahead.

Garden Work Parties are continuing at PHIG!


The new composting system

Sustainable Contra Costa

Island bush poppy in bloom

PHIG was nominated for Leadership in Sustainable Communities at Sustainable Contra Costa annual awards. As part of our educational outreach to the community, part of the school district's Green Team, which is part of the Pleasant Hill Environmental Initiative, last year's action was to build a 4-bin composting system to be used by the entire Pleasant Hill Education Center. This year an arbor will be added for additional educational and composting activities.

Previously PHIG's action as part of Sustainable Contra Costa's Community Resilience Challenge was to build native bee houses which are used at PHIG and in the neighborhood to increase nesting habitat for these small native bees. Keep us posted on what happens to your bee house! Print information and directions to build your own.

PHIG (Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden)
P.O.Box 23454, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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