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Weekend Garden Work Party for Community Service

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Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden

Join fellow gardeners working in the garden, ongoing, usually on Sunday mornings. This water conservation garden demonstrates native plants and uses no herbicides and pesticides to provide wildlife habitat.

We always can use an extra pair of hands to help with pruning, chipping, weeding, composting, mulching, raking, and other garden maintenance.

We also need someone who can stop by the garden during the week to observe and record both wildlife activity and human activity, taking photographs and keep a log for us, which we’ll use for our web site, blog and Facebook.

During the Shelter in Place being in a garden, being outdoors, and especially in a wildlife habitat helps to relieve stress and boredom. At the same time, know you are helping PHIG and your community!

We practice social distancing and ask you to stay at home if you are not feeling well. Please bring your own face mask, water, gloves, and if you prefer, hand sanitizer. We do have soap and water on hand.

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About Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden



Mission Statement

The mission of the Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden
is to educate students, staff, and community members on the need for water conservation
and to promote wildlife habitat with a demonstration garden using mulch, drought-tolerant and native plantings and without pesticide use.


Our vision is to build PHIG into a community recognized resource with a water conservation demonstration garden. A community eyesore is being transformed into a natural and beautiful wildlife habitat that attracts birds, beneficial insects, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Begun in 2007, PHIG provides a living laboratory for all students and specifically for students at the Pleasant Hill Education Center and Contra Costa County Master Gardeners. PHIG uses no pesticides that degrade our water quality and is also simply a place to sit and enjoy nature.

Community service and garden work parties help to maintain, renew and develop the garden. Join us in the garden or help us in other ways!



We'll work with your schedule.


1 Santa Barbara RoadPleasant Hill Education CenterPleasant Hill, CA 94523



  • Gardening
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours weekly
  • bring drinking water, wear face mask, gloves & hat

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