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LEAF PRESIDENT

We received our second award this year. This award was for LEAF C.R. Stone Garden from the Fremont Award Program whose purpose is to support and offer public recognition of the contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Fremont. I'm so proud of our Stone Gardeners who made this happen!

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This month, I would like to recognize and thank everyone who supported our work this year at LEAF. This includes our board of directors, volunteers, members, partner organizations, and all who've made a financial contribution toward our mission of educating others about sustainable living and donating healthy produce to our community. The good we achieve together absolutely warms my heart. Thank you all for for

making 2022 a very productive year. 

board of directors

Bruce

VP | FOUNDER

Irshad

CFO | Treasurer

Mayank

CTO

Lorna

SECRETARY | LEGAL

Richard

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS

Jerry

DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE

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volunteers/outreach

Stone Garden Lead Gardeners
Eva, Syndee, Alan


Stone Gardeners
Carol, Lisha, Katie, Sathya, Surendra, Ruchi, David, Heidi


Infrastructure
Mike S, Tom B, Mark A, Steve E


Marketing/Outreach/Volunteer Coordinating
Eddie, Erycah, Rebecca, Valli, Youth4Good, Dave H


Education
Zoe, Phil, Michele, Guy

Students for LEAF Instructors and Students

Sydney, Joyce, Sutharsana, Mallika, and Bridget


Materials/Supplies
Steve L, Madeline W, Roland Z, Rob B

lifetime members

Bruce C   Carolyn H   Chris S  Irshad R  

Margery L   Mark O   Mary N   Mayank M   Mei O  

Neelam C   Patricia R   Sybil H   Valerie S

members

Urv A   Bernadette A   Marisa A   Riva A
Kimberlee A   Julie A   Isao A   Damir B
Zuzana B  
Sara B   Janet B   Adam B
Kathi B   Manmeet B   Annie B   Noel BL
Sherry B  
Ruel B   Farah B   Peggy C
Shashana C   Glennda C   Louis C
Jacline D   Rachel D   Gail D   Dawn D
Guy D   Carol E   Mellicent F   Walter F
Shari G  
Alek GV   Elizabeth G   Tara G
Rita H   Kimberly H   Jon H   Syeda I

Juliette J   Patricia J   Sutharsana K

David K   Stacey K   Samanta K   Evelyn L

John L   Carolyn L   Elizabeth L   Suzanne M

Iris N   Mary N   Tobias P   Aarti P
Heidi P   Yelena P   Venkata P   Shalini R   

Kristine S   Mallika S   Susan S   Jaime S

Aparna S   Monica S   John S   Revathi S

Kathy SS   Robert S   Fred T   Karen T
Delilah T  
Joan U   Alma U   Michele Y   Eva Y

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contributors

Richard G   Owen Y   Kristen C
Mei O   Steven A   Tobias P
Carolyn W   Rita H   Madeline W
Vandana B   Tom S   John L

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funders

Western Digital
Mary A Crocker Trust
National Philanthropic Trust 
The Strong Foundation
Niles Rotary Club 
County Supervisor Haubert 
Mission Peak UUC 
Newark Rotary

partners

City of Fremont; Parks and Recs, Environmental Services
Dr. Christine Stone-Payne, DVM
Alameda County Water District
Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank
Centro De Servicos and The Daily Bowl
StopWaste
Tri-City Ecology Center and Urban Forest Friends
Eeviee
TRC Companies
Niles Rotary Club
Newark Rotary Club
Local Chapters of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts 

Holiday Honey Sale!

Give the gift of local honey. 24oz jars discounted at the LEAF Shop through the end of December.

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All I want for Christmas is...

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QA courtesy of the New York Times

Q:  Is it healthier to eat spinach when it's raw or cooked?

A:  Spinach is packed with vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B6, iron and calcium. When cooked, more iron and calcium is absorbed.

 

Spinach is also loaded with oxalate, a compound that binds to and blocks the absorption of calcium and iron in the gut. Cooking at high temperatures helps remove some of that oxalate, reducing the binding effect.

 

Evidence suggests that most forms of cooking will make spinach healthier, but there are some trade-offs. While cooking can increase antioxidant capacity in spinach, it can also result in the loss of some B and C vitamins. On the whole, cooked spinach has a higher nutritional value.

Even if you're snowed in, you have no excuse for not joining us THIS WEDNESDAY for another Talkin' DiRT online gathering of gardeners. Here, you can use big words like horticulture and germination, and people will actually understand you! Our virtual gatherings happen on the first Wednesday of each month from 7PM to 8PM.

Register now at fremontleaf.org/talkindirt.

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Lazy Saturdays?

 

Get BUSY as a LEAF volunteer! On the 2nd Saturday of every month, you're invited to help us tackle projects that benefit from a group effort. To find out more information or to sign up, visit fremontleaf.org/volunteer give us a shout at volunteer@fremontleaf.org.

Our next volunteer work days...

DEC 10 & JAN 14

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Fruit Tree Gleaning

Help local families gain access to healthy fruit by gleaning fresh fruit from the trees in your yard. Drop your fruit off at LEAF C.R. Stone Garden Monday mornings from 9am to 10:30am, and we'll deliver your donations to a local food bank. We are accepting fresh fruit all year long.

Currently accepting...

So far this year, you have donated 1593 lbs of fruit!!!

 

Stone Garden is located  behind the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic at 55 Mowry Ave. More info at at fremontleaf.org/glean.

2022 YTD:  6,177 lbs.

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Donations

Tis the season of giving.
Feeling festive?