On the scene with our community partners

Earth Day: Kids spin the prize wheel, which was custom-made by The Curious Forge, to determine whether they were air defenders, clean energy champions, ground guardians, or water protectors, and received buttons and educational pamphlets to take home.
Seed packets adorned with sentiments of ‘sharing love by growing love,’ were free for kids to grab in the garden, while children created artistic letters to Mother Earth, declaring how much they wanted to protect, love, and thank her.

Day of the Young Child
Keeping Kids Safe Carnival: Kids“hang out” safely at the Gold Country Gymnastics play area.
Brooklyn Welty is fingerprinted for her free child I.D.

Board Candidate Forum: Community members enjoyed live music from Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue while learning more about our six candidates running for the three open positions on the BriarPatch Board of Directors.

Sustainability Tour:
Community members learned about erosion control and the solar array during the Sustainability Tour sponsored by Sierra Business Council.

KVMR Big Day of Giving: BriarPatch partnered with KVMR for their Big Day of Giving, inviting the community to enjoy live music from Boca de Rio as part of their 24-hours-of-giving challenge to support local non-profits.

Blue Marble Jubilee: Juggler Izzi Tooinsky performed for the kids while adults enjoyed refreshments infused with organic blueberries and strawberries donated by BriarPatch. Proceeds from the drink sales benefited Grass Valley Charter School.

Nevada City Dirt Classic Mountain Bike Race: YBONC Board Member Mike Bernadett and YBONC Board President Jet Lowe are joined by Jay Kinney of USA Cycling at the Nevada City Dirt Classic race.
Oriah Bishop takes a turn on the “smoothie bike,” powering the attached blender with each pedal stroke in order to provide riders with nutritious, post-race recovery drinks.
Dr. Dan Goldsmith and Dr. Jon Pritchett put in solid efforts in race 2 of 3 of the NC Dirt Classic series.

Center for the Arts Family Fun Day: Families packed the venue for a full afternoon of fun activities: dancing to live performances by Grammy-winning rap musicians, 23 Skidoo, and making Mother’s Day cards, to mention just a few.

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