Special Events

Each year we plant a sustainable garden. We share the produce, through our food pantry, with neighbors in need.
Each year we plant a sustainable garden. We share the produce, through our food pantry, with neighbors in need.


APRIL, TBD 2019 9:30 to 3:30

Earth Day 2019 is a time to be grateful for the gifts of our beautiful, fragile and presently very threatened planet.  What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by helping to plant the garden at Starcross!

The fruits of our labor will be given to neighbors in need at the Starcross Food Pantry, and offered at our Honor Produce Stand.

Are you itching to get outside and get your hands in the dirt?  The organic seeds we’ve been nurturing in the greenhouse are growing into healthy vegetable starts and will soon be ready to go into the ground.  Would you like to help us dig and hoe, plant and mulch?

We’ll provide work gloves and water as well as a nice lunch for our eager workers.  Dress to get dirty.  Bring a hat and sunscreen.  Bring your friends (no pets please).  We can’t babysit but children are welcome to come help.  This will be a fun time to join with others in making a real contribution!

Please RSVP by calling 707-886-1919 or emailing  community@starcross.org




We’d like to invite you for a fun day in the country!  Olive harvest is always exciting.  This year’s oil should be wonderful.  We’re hoping lots of friends will come out.  You’ll acquire a new skill for your resume (“experienced olive picker”) while you are making a real contribution to our self-support efforts here at Starcross.  Win-win!

The weather is usually beautiful. Come any time between 8 am and 5 pm and stay as long as you want.  We’ll have a simple buffet lunch available whenever you feel hungry.  And we can teach you how to be an olive picking expert in no time at all!

You should dress comfortably in layers.  Bring a hat and sunscreen.  We’ll provide gloves and bottled water.  Unfortunately at this very busy time we can’t accommodate pets or young children.  But do feel free to bring friends, neighbors, and relatives.

If you can, please let me know you will be coming, how many pickers, and what day and time.  At the last minute if you have others who’d like to come, that is just fine.  The more the merrier!  You can email me at sj@starcross.org or call Karen in our office at 707-886-1919.