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Gardening Events Calendar

It's the time of year for spring plants sales, see our listings below! Also, we encourage you to check out our Healthy Soils Webinar Series, which includes our Healthy Soils, Backyard Composting, and Worm Composting webinars. To access all of the soil building resources mentioned in the webinars, click here.

Plant Sales​

Alameda Backyard Growers 2nd Annual Socially-Distanced Plant Sale

When: April 25th from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: TBA, Alameda

Hosted by: Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG)

On April 25th, ABG will host its 2nd annual plant sale at a private residence featuring their “Alameda Famous Tomatoes,” 19 carefully curated varieties packed with flavor and designed to do well in Alameda. They will also have a selection of Winter Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Basil, Peppers and Loofah for sale. And there will be some pollinator-friendly flowers available to help make your 2021 garden a great success. 

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LEAF Online Spring Seedling Sale

When: April 26th through the end of May
Where: Curbside pickup at Stone Garden in Fremont

Hosted by: LEAF

LEAF will be offering online shopping with curbside pickup at Stone Garden in Fremont. (Sorry, no drop in shopping.) This year they are offering over 130 different veggies and flowers including their very popular assortment of Indian veggies. They have two new tools to assist your gardening experience: a Local When to Grow Calendar and LEAF Wiki Seedling Catalog. In them you will find a calendar of when to plant edible plants and growing tips on specific varieties we will be selling to help you cultivate a happy garden!

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Merritt College's Landscape Horticulture Department Online Plant Sale

When: Mondays and Thursdays from April 26th through May 6th from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland

Hosted by: Merritt College

Order annual edibles, ornamentals, herbs and California natives online and then go to Merritt College to pickup. Masks and physical distancing are required. The plant availability list will be posted by or before Sunday, April 25th.   

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Merritt College's Landscape Horticulture Department In-Person Plant Sale

When: May 1st from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland

Hosted by: Merritt College

Shop for edibles, ornamentals, herbs and California natives. Masks and social-distancing are required. 

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Oaktown Native Plant Nursery Spring Sale

When: May 2nd & 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 702 Channing Way, Berkeley

Hosted by: Oaktown Native Plant Nursery

Known for their great selection of native plants that are local to the Bay Area. Oaktown is also open Thursday through Sunday if you can’t make the sale. Open for in-person, masked and socially distanced shopping. 

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Community Events​

Build Healthy Soil by Sheet Mulching

When: April 20th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Hosted by: Alameda Backyard Growers and StopWaste

Sheet mulching is an easy and efficient technique for saving water, recycling resources, suppressing weeds and building healthy soil. Please join Lori Caldwell as she discusses the steps for this process as well as her own tips and tricks for how to sheet mulch. Please bring all your questions!

Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, self taught edible gardener and residential sheet mulch maven. Her mission: “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides” She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes and transforming yards in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007.

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Eat What You Grow

When: April 22nd from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Online event

Hosted by: Alameda County Library

There is nothing more satisfying that eating food from your own garden. In this online presentation we will cover topics such as transplanting seedlings, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, and the best crops for your garden. Emphasis on the reuse of materials will also be discussed. There will be ample time for questions after the lecture.

Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, self taught edible gardener and residential sheet mulch maven. Her mission: “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides.” She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes and transforming yards in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007.

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