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Gardening Talks and Events

Big Gardens in Small Spaces: The Adventures of Container Gardening

Dates: Thursday, September 5, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Dublin Public Library
Address: 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
Type of event: Community Event

This free class is geared toward people who don’t have a lot of space and want to grow their own food. Topics such as: maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens & crop rotation will be covered. Growing in containers is a great way to start a garden or add on to maximize your already existing garden possibilities!!



Dates: Saturday, September 7, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: San Lorenzo Library
Address: 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo
Type of event: Community Event

Succulents are a great introduction plant for beginning gardeners! They are low maintenance, great for indoor and outdoor gardens, drought tolerant and beautiful!

Come and learn how fun and easy succulents are! Participants are welcome to bring succulents to share!

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Prepping Your Fall Garden

Dates: Saturday, September 7, 10 am to 12 pm

Location: Urban Farmer Store
Address: 2121 San Joaquin St., Richmond
Type of event: Community Event

One of the many benefits of our climate is year-round gardening. Fall and winter are a great time to garden! Come join compost and sheet-mulch guru Lori Caldwell to learn techniques to transition your fall garden including: collecting seeds, sheet-mulching, plant design, planting with natives, hydrozoning, and using drip irrigation to save water. An EBMUD representative will also be available to discuss EBMUD’s Landscape Upgrade Rebate Program. 

Lori is a Master Composter, StopWaste Educator and Owner of CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping and Education.



Worms: The Hardest Working Pet You Will Ever Have

Dates: Sunday, September 8, 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Pollinate Farm & Garden
Address: 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland
Type of event: Community Event

Interested in composting, but you don’t have a yard? Do you live in an apartment? Worm composting is for you! This workshop will teach you the benefits and uses of worm compost. We will learn to setup a bin, harvesting and best uses for this garden fertilizer.


Median Strips: Create Attractive Low-Water Use Designs

Dates: Monday, September 16, 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Location: EBMUD Administration Building
Address: 375 11th St., Oakland
Type of event: Community Event

How do you create a beautiful and low-water use median strip?

Median strips along sidewalks in the EBMUD service area often exceed their water budget up to 200 percent. On Monday, September 16, 2019 Patricia St. John, Horticultural Instructor at Merritt College and Owner of St. John Landscapes and Laura Henry Kukulski, Landscape Designer, will present eye-catching designs and plant palettes of low-water use median strips. Come take a virtual tour with us around the EBMUD service area to view these beautiful, water-wise, narrow garden designs.

The meeting will be held at the EBMUD Administration Building at 375 11th Street in Oakland on the second floor. The Administration Building is conveniently located near the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station.  Please arrive promptly. Light refreshments will be served.



Gardening from the Ground Up: Tools for Building Healthy Soil Workshop

Dates: Saturday, September 28, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic
Type of event: Community Event 

This workshop will provide a comprehensive guide to building and managing healthy soil for growing food,  cultivating and maintaining a Bay-Friendly garden. This hands-on, interactive workshop is geared toward beginner and intermediate gardeners.


Compost Happens: Compost 101

Dates: Sunday, October 20, 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Pollinate Farm & Garden
Address: 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland
Type of event: Community Event

Come and learn how easy it is to transform your yard waste and food scraps into “gardeners’ gold”. The benefits of compost are many: recycling resources, saves money and water. This workshop will teach you to make, harvest and use this valuable soil amendment in your garden.