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Fall Events

We encourage you to check out the upcoming events in our Healthy Soils Series, which showcases some of the practices used by our local farm partners. The Series includes our Healthy Soils and Backyard Composting webinars, and a film screening of Symphony of the Soil followed by a discussion about carbon farming. To access all of the soil building resources mentioned in the webinars, click here. Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

Healthy Soils Webinars

Symphony of the Soil Film Screening  

When: November 19, 2020, 6pm to 8pm
Hosted by: StopWaste & Eden Garden
Cost: FREE

Join us in this screening of the film “Symphony of the Soil” and a short, follow-up discussion on carbon farming in home gardens. The film is created by Deborah Koons Garcia and Lily Films Studio. Symphony of the Soil Beautifully illustrates the complex life that exists in healthy soil ecosystems, the role that carbon plays in soil health, and how institutions, farmers and gardeners impact this soil ecosystem. Following the film, we will discuss findings from local urban farms in Alameda County on the impacts of carbon farming practices on soil health and climate change.

This is a free, public webinar hosted by StopWaste and Eden Garden. There is a 100-person limit to the webinar, and this will be a first-come, first-served event (at the time of logging into the webinar). The discussion (not the film) will be recorded, posted, and shared with all participants in case you miss the event.

Register today!


Gardening from the Ground Up

When: Webinar took place on September 26, 2020 
Hosted by: StopWaste and Fremont LEAF

Watch the Webinar Recording 

Watch the recording of this interactive webinar that highlights the importance of building healthy soil! StopWaste educators Lori Caldwell and Trevor Probert will provide guidance and tools to help build and assess your soil health, including activities that gardeners can take home and use to learn more about their own soil. Come learn how gardeners growing healthy soil can also play a major role in addressing climate change through “carbon farming.” We will also share some exciting lessons learned from Fremont LEAF’s soil. 

Find resources mentioned in the webinar and watch the recording, click here.


Backyard Composting

When: Webinar took place on October 17, 2020
Hosted by: StopWaste and Mills College Community Farm

Watch the Webinar Recording

Compost is gardening gold, and you can learn how to make it in your own backyard in this virtual workshop. StopWaste educators, Lori Caldwell and Jeannie Pham, will share all the basics, including how to build a pile, troubleshoot, and harvest. We will also explore the best uses of finished compost.

Find resources mentioned in the webinar and watch the recording, click here.

Community Events

​​​​​LEAF Nursery Winder Seedling Sale

When: Ongoing
Hosted by: Fremont LEAF
LEAF's selection of winter veggies include brassicas (mustard/cabbage family), root and leafy veggies. Plus they are offering for the first time, curry leaf trees and narcissus paperwhite bulbs. 

They have a brand new no-contact online sales system that should make the ordering process much easier for everyone. They accept credit cards (yippee). No minimum order limits. Curbside pickup on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. 


Visit LEAF's Plant Sale