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.
Lawn to Garden Party
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.
Nursery Talks and Tabling
Design your new Garden after Sheet Mulching
Tyler Coen, a Bay-Friendly Designer, will give this talk about how to design a water saving garden after sheet mulching your lawn. After the talk, we will be tabling until 1:30 to answer your questions.
Oakland Plant Exchange
Want an instant New Garden? Bay Area plant lovers flock to this unique, all-volunteer run event. To participate in the free exchange, gardeners must bring plants to exchange, or garden items, such as clay pots, decorative items, garden umbrellas, tools, equipment, books on gardening, stepping stones, and more. For the first time, there will be compost and mulch for pick up to use for sheet mulching or gardening. Bring your own buckets!
Gardeners may drop off donations beginning two weeks before the event. For more information please call (510) 866-8482 or contact email@example.com.
UC Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale
The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers will be there to answer questions, give advice, and talk plants!
Merritt College Horticulture Club Plant Sale
Merritt College Horticulture club hosts its annual plant sale the first weekend in October. Saturday festivities will include music, food, tours and plants!
Friends of the Regional Parks Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale
The fall sale offers the full range of California native plants.
Community Events and Talks
LEAF Workshop Series
LEAF is a volunteer organization bringing people together to grow healthy pesticide free food and to learn about environmentally sustainable gardening and ecological practices.