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Gardening Events Calendar

Find public events in Alameda County hosted by local community partners and StopWaste: 

EBMUD Landscape Rebate Office Hours

When: Every other Tuesday from noon to 1 pm, and from 5 pm to 6 pm
Where: Online Event  

Hosted by: EBMUD

Drop-in to EBMUD's weekly virtual office hours to ask questions about our landscape rebate programs. EBMUD water conservation experts will be on hand to explain the rebate process, offer project advice, and answer your burning rebate questions. 

Learn more and register 

 

Talkin' Dirt

When: Every other Tuesday from noon to 1 pm, and from 5 pm to 6 pm
Where: Online Event  

Hosted by: EBMUD

Drop-in to EBMUD's weekly virtual office hours to ask questions about our landscape rebate programs. EBMUD water conservation experts will be on hand to explain the rebate process, offer project advice, and answer your burning rebate questions. 

Learn more and register 

 

Container Gardening 

When: June 2 from 10 am to noon 
Where: LEAF Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave., Fremont

Hosted by: Fremont LEAF

Container gardening allows you to be the ultimate control freak. You get to grow plants where you have space, to choose a variety of plants and the soil media, and to move them with the seasons. ​

Alan is an amazing gardener who created the LEAF Bee Garden, a haven for pollinators and toads ; ) He will teach you about different types of containers, what plants can be grown in different containers, where to locate the containers, the types of soil media to use, and when to water and fertilize them.

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Students for Leaf Summer Program 

When: June 10 to July 29, Mon and Thur from 9 am to noon 
Where: LEAF Urban Center, Fremont

Hosted by: Fremont LEAF

Students for LEAF is a 7 week summer program designed to nurture young people’s interests in environmental conservation, regenerative agriculture, and biological sciences. We’re developing the next generation of leaders to solve the many challenges the world is facing such as climate change, food insecurity, and water conservation.

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Worm Composting and Making Worm Bins 

When: July 14 from 10 am to noon 
Where: LEAF Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave., Fremont

Hosted by: Fremont LEAF

Dr. Joshua Garcia is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis. He studies how farmers can cultivate healthy and biodiverse soils for sustainable crop production in the face of rapid environmental change.​

Lucky for us, Josh loves to teach and has offered to hold a course at LEAF on worm composting and then we will build worm bins which you can take home with worms. This is a great opportunity for us to learn about why worms are so important for soil health.

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Winter Fruit Tree Pruning  

When: July 28 from 10 am to noon 
Where: LEAF Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave., Fremont

Hosted by: Fremont LEAF

Phil has an extensive in-depth knowledge in so many different areas but one of his specialties is fruit tree pruning. ​

Phil will show you the techniques of pruning trees especially fruit trees and then will demonstrate pruning the fruit trees at Stone Garden. You will get some hands-on supervised experience. 

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Propagation from Cuttings 

When: August 11 from 10 am to noon 
Where: LEAF Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave., Fremont

Hosted by: Fremont LEAF

Alan is an amazing gardener who propagated many of the perennials and annual plants at the LEAF Bee Garden, a haven for both pollinators and all of us ; )​

Alan will teach techniques for propagating plants from cuttings from stems and leaves of plants. He will demonstrate several methods, then you can take home some of the cuttings.

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Healthy Soils Webinar Series

When: Watch on your own time
Where: Online Event
Hosted by: StopWaste
 

Check out StopWaste's Healthy Soils Webinar Series that covers topics on Healthy Soils, Backyard Composting, and Worm Composting.

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