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Gardening Talks and Events

LEAF Nursery Plant Sale

Date: Thursday, May 31 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: LEAF C.R. Stone Garden
Type of event: Plant Sale
 
Get your garden beds ready and come to LEAF Stone Garden to get your veggie and herbs, seedlings for Indian cuisine for $3 and bee friendly flowers for $2. 
 
 
 

Compost Happens: Basic & Worm

Date: Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Eco House
Type of event: Community Event
 
The benefits of compost are many: recycling plant debris and food scraps from your yard or kitchen can help you save water and build healthy soil. Come and learn how easy it is to transform your yard waste and food scraps into “gardeners’ gold.” Lori Caldwell, a Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional, will discuss both composting methods – basic and worm. We will also explore DIY and reuse options. This hands-on workshop will teach you to make, harvest and use this valuable soil amendment in your garden. Participants will have a chance to win their own basic compost bin or worm bin. This event will take place in the back yard of EcoHouse, the Ecology Center’s demonstration home and garden. Enter at the gate on Peralta Street.
 
 
 

The Art of Pruning

Date: Saturday, June 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: The Plant Exchange
Type of event: Community Event
 
Take the mystery out of tree pruning with this hands-on workshop! Learn the basics and leave with skills you can start using immediately. This workshop will be taught by Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional Tony Wolcott. 
 
 
 

Choosing Natives to Benefit Pollinators

Date: Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: Ploughshares Nursery
Type of event: Community Event
 
Ploughshare's Nursery Manager Jeff Bridge will discuss which native plants best serve our native bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and why choosing natives to feed pollinator populations is better than choosing non-natives. This is a free workshop.
 
 
 

Eat What You Grow 

Date: Wednesday, June 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Union City Library
Type of event: Community Event
 
There is nothing more satisfying than eating food from your own garden. We will cover topics such as:  crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, and plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering /irrigation and the best crops for your garden.  Emphasis on reuse materials will also be discussed. Join Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional & Garden Educator Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener.  
 
 
 

Saving Seeds: Workshop & Seed Swap

Date: Wednesday, June 16 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ecology Center
Type of event: Community Event
 

The practice of saving seeds for future use is as old as cultivation. The fun art of saving seeds is the focus for this workshop and seed swap. Participants will learn how retrieve,
sort and store their own garden seeds. Please bring seed heads, pods, fruit, etc. for trade with others. In the interest of diversity, please bring heirloom and/or open pollinated seed varieties.

 
 

Container Gardening

Date: Wednesday, June 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Union City Library
Type of event: Community Event
 

This workshop 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!!

Join Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional & Garden Educator Lori Caldwell to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener. 

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