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Gardening Talks and Events

Fall is the best time to prepare you garden, build healthy soil and plant. Join us for one of these free events or plant sales to get the tools you need.

Plant Sales

Fall BULBapalooza and Medicinal Native Plant Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 5 pm (workshop at 1 pm)
702 Channing Way, Berkeley

Bare root bulbs on sale for cheap! Also, there will be a workshop about Using and Cultivating Medicinal Native Plants at 1 pm. Nicole Witchhazel will share her extensive knowledge about some of the most effective and widely used California native medicinal plants. The workshop will cover the medicinal properties and best propagation and growing practices for each plant. 

Learn more on Oaktown's Website 


Community Events and Talks

LEAF Workshop Series

Date: Saturdays, from 11 am to 12:30 pm 
Location: LEAF Center @ California Nursery Historical Park
Niles Blvd. at Nursery Avenue, Fremont

LEAF is a volunteer organization bringing people together to grow healthy pesticide free food and to learn about environmentally sustainable gardening and ecological practices. 

Check out LEAF's workshop series 


StopWaste Events

Lawn to Garden Party

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Not like any other lawn party, this one gives you a chance to help convert a lawn into a garden all in one day!  Come join us in Berkeley as we transform a lawn using cardboard, compost and mulch. StopWaste educators and staff will be on hand to guide us as we sheet mulch and plant a new garden. This is a great opportunity to see the whole process, from curb cutting, prep, actual sheet mulching and planting. Participants will learn about lawn conversion rebates, drought tolerant plant choices, and sheet mulch materials. 

At the end of the event there will be a raffle drawing for some great garden gifts. Please register to receive location details and so that we have a head count for seasonal snacks and tools.

Register for details and location

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