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Gardening Talks and Events

Let Worms Eat Your Garbage Workshop

Dates: Saturday, Feb 23, 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: Ecology Center
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

Join us for a free, hands-on Worm Composting workshop this weekend, and discover an amazing way to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps into an organic fertilizer for your houseplants and garden. Drawing for a free worm bin at the end of class.

 

Stop Food Waste: Food Glorious Food series hosted by Fremont LEAF

Dates: Monday, Feb 25, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Fremont Main Library
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

Did you know you can help fight climate change through food waste prevention? Learn about all the tools StopWaste has to offer on planning, food storage, and recipe tips. We’ll have free handouts and information to give away.

 

Gardening 101 Workshop

Dates: Saturday, Mar 9, 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Oakland Plant Exchange
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

StopWaste Educator Lori Caldwell will discuss everything you need to know on how to start a budget-friendly garden: buying plants vs. growing seeds, how to build healthy soil, proper watering techniques, natural pest control methods, and more.

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Compost Mash Up: Worm and Backyard Compost How-to

Dates: Sunday, Apr 7, 9:30 am to 11 am
Location: Dale Hardware
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

Compost is gardening gold and at this workshop you can learn how to make it yourself–worm castings–the best organic fertilizer around and backyard compost–a boost for any soil type. Each participant will receive the Tools for Healthy Soil booklet with step by step instructions and troubleshooting.

 

Compost and the Carbon Farming Connection

Dates: Saturday, Apr 13, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Oakland Plant Exchange
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

Your garden can be a mini-carbon farm helping to mitigate climate change. StopWaste staff, Tommy Fenster, will share how to use compost along with other gardening practices to turn gardens into bay friendly landscapes that effectively store carbon.

 

Medicinal Herbs Workshop

Dates: Saturday, May 4, 10 am to 12 pm
Location: LEAF Stone Garden
Type of event: Community Event
 

Herbs are easy to grow and pack a punch in your kitchen but are also great for your health. This workshop will cover herbs that do well in the Bay Area, in gardens big and small. Everyone will go home with handouts of information, and there will be a free drawing with useful giveaways at the end.

 

Gardening for Renters

Dates: Saturday, May 11, 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Oakland Plant Exchange
Type of event: Community Event
 

Are you and renter who wants to garden? This class can help you navigate small spaces so you can! Topics will include: container gardening, working with your landlord, gardening indoors, free/low cost resources, reuse options and maintaining your garden.

 

Go from Lawn to Garden: a talk on Design and Sheet Mulching

Dates: Saturday, May 18, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Location: Evergreen Nursery
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

This talk will outline how you can easily convert your lawn to a garden without ripping out the grass. Bay-Friendly Designer Tyler Coen and StopWaste Educator Lori Caldwell will provide useful design tips and demonstrate the innovative and sustainable technique – sheet mulching with cardboard, compost and mulch.

 

Compost and the Carbon Farming Connection

Dates: Saturday, Jun 8, 10 am to 11 am
Location: LEAF Stone Garden
Type of event: StopWaste Event
 

Your garden can be a mini-carbon farm helping to mitigate climate change. StopWaste staff, Tommy Fenster, will share how to use compost along with other gardening practices to turn gardens into bay friendly landscapes that effectively store carbon.

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