Upcoming Edible Events

Our Online Events Calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our “local food” mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events 

Tuesday February 14, 6–8pm
Foods for Romance on Valentine’s Day
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill Campus
321 Golf Club Rd, HSF Kitchen

Join Chef Lisa and other singles/couples while she prepares a variety of foods with aphrodisiac properties to spice up your love life.  Sample Cleopatra’s Stuffed Caramel Walnuts, a Romance Shake, the Lover’s Salad, and a Scharffen Berger chocolate tasting. Cost: $65/person. Info: https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/497/public/1/sp/

Saturdays, February 18–March 4, 9am–noon
Stocks and Sauces
Diablo Valley College – Pleasant Hill Campus
321 Golf Club Rd, HSF Kitchen

Work with a professional chef in DVC’s culinary kitchen to create stocks, classic French “mother” sauces, and some derivatives, butter sauces, mayonnaise-based sauces, and international and American sauces. Cost: $90. Info: www.dvc.edu/communityed

Saturday February 18, noon–1:30pm
How to Prune Fruit Trees
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to prune and care for fruit trees. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Sunday February 19, noon–3pm
Making Fresh Pasta
Niles Pie Co.
32990 Alvarado-Niles Road, Suite 960
In the Dowe Business Park, Union City

Learn to make a basic easy fresh pasta with no special tools needed, just a bowl, a mixing spoon, and a rolling pin. Enjoy wine and cheese with the pasta, and go home with fresh-made pasta, sauce, recipes and some great new skills. All materials provided. Cost: $85. Info and registration: https://www.nilespie.com/collections/classes-and-events/products/pasta-class

Friday February 24, 11am–1pm
Meals that Heal
Rossmoor, 1001 Golden Rain Rd, Walnut Creek

Learn to prepare plant-based meals to help prevent and ease various medical conditions. This interactive demo class offers generous tasting samples. Cost: $65. Info and registration:  dvc.edu/business/communityed (click on Emeritus)
or 925.969.4600

Friday February 24, 7–9pm
Black Hands in the Soil:
A Film Celebration of Black Farming
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Enjoy an evening of film, including the feature Homecoming and several shorts about the legacy of Black farming in the United States, United Kingdom, and Kenya. Cost: $5–$25 sliding scale. Info: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Friday February 24, 11am–1pm
Meals that Heal
Rossmoor

1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek

Gateway Clubhouse, Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2
Learn to prepare plant-based meals that may help prevent and ease various medical conditions. This interactive demo class offers generous tasting samples. Cost: $65. Info and registration: https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/500/public/1/sp/or 925.969.4600

Friday Febuary 24, 7–10pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
Besler Building
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chevre) in this hands-on workshop. The perfect date or girls night out—sample cheeses all along the way while sipping on expertly paired wines. 21+ only. Info: farmcurious.com/classes or 510.877.9955

Saturday February 25, 3–5pm
Cooking Class with Local Chef Meela Shah
Alameda Natural Grocery
1650 Park St, Alameda

Learn to prepare a comforting winter soup using seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and spices. Enjoy the soup with rustic breads and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Cost: $25. Please pay and register at The Pantry to reserve your spot, as space is limited. Info: https://www.alamedanaturalgrocery.com/event/cooking-class-luscious-lentil-and-sweet-potato-soup-with-sizzling-spices-and-captivating-coconut-milk-with-meela/

Saturday February 25, 1–4pm
Baking French Macaroons
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill Campus
321 Golf Club Rd, HSF-Bakery

Learn to prepare three kinds of authentic French macaroons in this hands-on class.  Cost: $85. Info and registration: https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/506/public/1/sp/or 925.969.4600

Saturday February 25, 10 am–noon
Gardening All Year: Prepping Your Edible Garden for Spring
Wanlass Park
San Pablo Ave at Rivers St, San Pablo

Learn about seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil, great crops for spring, and transitioning from your fall garden. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202192303338213/

Sunday February 26, 10am–noon
Fermenting Sauerkraut
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn to make your own live-cultured sauerkraut, kimchi, or other pickled vegetable variation in this hands-on workshop. Cost: $40. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Sunday February 26, 1–4pm
Everything You Need to Know About Backyard Chickens
Biofuel Oasis, Alameda location TBA

Learn all you need to know for a thriving backyard flock, from setting up a brooder for baby chicks to the essentials of water, feed, and coop requirements. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com

Sunday February 26, 2–4pm
Grafting Fantastic Fruit Trees
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Learn the art and science of fruit tree grafting in this hands-on workshop. In our mild winter weather, many trees have awakened early and are ready to graft. Cost: $40. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com

Sunday February 26, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
Besler Building
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chevre) in this hands-on workshop. The perfect date or girls night out—sample cheeses all along the way while sipping on expertly paired wines. 21+ only. Info: farmcurious.com/classes or 510.877.9955

Wednesday March 1, 6:30–8pm
Bay Area Foraging: Food From the Wild
Pollinate Farm and Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Get the scoop on foraging food in the Bay Area and discuss issues of sustainability, safety, and legality. Cost: $25. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com

Friday March 3, 6–9pm
First Fridays at Donkey & Goat Winery: A Celebration of Local Makers
1340 5th Street, Berkeley

Enjoy local music, an art gallery, a game of corn hole or bocce ball, and handmade natural wines by the glass and the bottle. Entry is free, and you will have the chance to purchase wines and food. Info: https://www.donkeyandgoat.com/category/upcoming-events/

Saturday March 4, 1–4pm
Seeds for Color: Natural Dyes
UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley

Learn how to dye with seeds including annatto, acorns, avocado, and Hopi black dye sunflower. Cost: $90 general public/ $75 garden members. Info and registration: 510.664.9841 or gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Saturday March 4, 2–4pm
Gardening All Year:
Prepping Your Edible Garden for Spring
Dublin Public Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

Learn about seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil, great crops for spring, and transitioning from your fall garden. Info: Search “CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education” on Facebook.

Saturday March 4, 10am–3pm 
Painting Party – Paint Like Georgia

Finding inspiration from Georgia O’Keefe’s work, experiment with creating format-filling close-ups of flowers in her style. Beginning to advanced students welcome. Light refreshments provided. Cost: $65. Info: https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/509/public/1/sp/ or 925.969.4600

Saturday March 4, noon–1:30 pm
How to Grow from Seeds and Cuttings
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to grow plants successfully from seed and vegetative cuttings. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Sunday March 5, 5–8pm
Traditional Laotian Chicken Soup Dinner
Niles Pie Company
32990 Alvarado-Niles Road, suite 960
Union City

Enjoy a feast of spring rolls, steaming bowls of soup with Toto’s special noodles, and a Laotian fry bread. Join in at communal tables for a neighborly and fun evening (no corkage, BYOB) or take your meal to go. Adults: $23.50; To go: $25. Kids: $11.50. Info and tickets: https://www.nilespie.com/collections/classes-and-events/products/laotian-bbq

Sunday March 5, 10am–1pm
Bee Medicine Making with Honey, Beeswax, and Propolis
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn how to make an herbal honey, a salve with beeswax, and a propolis tincture. Bring home a salve and herbal honey. Cost: $40 plus $15 materials fee. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday March 5, 11am–2pm
Backyard Mushroom Cultivation
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Learn to grow mushrooms using substrates such as straw, cardboard, coffee grounds, wood chips, and logs. Make starter kits to take home. Cost: $35–75 sliding scale includes materials fee. Info and registration:  pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Sunday March 5, 1–3:30pm 
Get Cultured: DIY Vegetable Ferments 
Institute of Urban Homesteading
North Oakland location TBA

Learn to fearlessly ferment your own sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and more. Taste finished products and make fermented vegetables to take home. Cost: $35–70 sliding scale. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com

Sunday March 5, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Saturday March 11, 10am–noon
Clean & Green: Easy Non-Toxic Gardening
Pittsburg Library, 80 Power Ave, Pittsburg

Learn about healthy soil without chemicals, what to plant, and where. Special emphasis is on habitat for bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Cost: $20. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Saturday March 11, 11am–1pm
Backyard Chickens 101
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Learn about breed selection, feeding, coop requirements, daily care, common issues, and caring for chicks. Cost: $20. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Sunday March 12, 9am–1pm
Wild Edibles & Plant Uses
Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward

The Ohlone peoples and European settlers gathered wild plants for food, medicine and tools. Learn to identify edible plants on a springtime hike, gather miner’s lettuce, process manzanita cider, and sample other savory wild foods. 18+yrs. Free. Registration required. Info: ebparks.org or 888EBPARKS

Sunday March 12, 10am–1pm
Backyard Beekeeping
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn all you need to know to have a Langstroth backyard beehive—how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. Sample local honey. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday March 12, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Tuesday March 14, 7–9pm
Bay Currents: Stopping the Coal and Oil Trains
St. Alban’s Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany

Andrés Soto, longtime organizer for Communities for a Better Environment, discusses citizen engagement against risky shipping of fossil fuels. What’s ahead for these types of efforts? Free. Info: fivecreeks.org/baycurrents

Wednesday March 15, 6:30–8:30pm
Simple Strategies for Lead-Safe Gardening
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Join Steve Calanog of the EPA for an informative discussion about lead-safe gardening. Learn about garden placement strategies, materials and design options, plant selection, and related topics. Cost: $5–$20 sliding scale. Info and registration: 510.686.3493 or pollinatefarm.com

Thursday March 16, 10am–noon
What’s The Buzz: Beekeeping and Bee-Friendly Gardening
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center,
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

An expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association talks about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and more. Cost: $20. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Thursday March 16, 7–9pm
Bitters and Liquor Infusions
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Bartender and herbalist Kate August leads this hands-on workshop on how to spice up your cocktails and ease your digestion with homemade bitters using aromatic herbs, roots, and barks. Learn the history, medicinal value, and simple technique of alcohol-based infusions. Take home recipes and a sample of your infusion. Cost: $45. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Friday March 17, 5–8pm
Saint Patrick’s Day Shepherd’s Pie Dinner
Niles Pie Company
32990 Alvarado-Niles Road, suite 960
Union City

Enjoy a traditional Lamb Shepherd’s Pie or a vegetarian version with a beautiful early spring salad, Irish Soda Bread on the side, and a fabulous Emerald Isle inspired dessert. Join in at communal tables for a neighborly and fun evening (no corkage, BYOB) or take your meal to go. Adults: $23.50; To go: $25. Kids: $11.50. Info and advance tickets: Info and tickets: https://www.nilespie.com/collections/classes-and-events/products/saint-patricks-day-shepherds-pie-dinner

Saturday March 18, noon–1:30pm
Year Round Vegetable Gardening A to Z
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to grow and maintain a vegetable garden spring through winter. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 11am–4:30pm
Founder’s Day Weekend at Concannon Vineyard
4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore

Enjoy award-winning wines and live music at Concannon Vineyard in celebration of the vineyard’s Irish heritage and historic founder, James Concannon. Non-ticketed event. Info: concannonvineyard.com or 925.456.2505

Sunday March 19, 10am–1pm
Stovetop Beer Making: IPA
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Gilbert Guerrero, owner of Temescal Homebrewing, discusses the history and chemistry of beer as he leads participants through the process of brewing a one-gallon batch of all-grain beer on a stovetop. Workshop includes sampling and a couple bottles of freshly bottled beer to take home. Cost: $50. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Sunday March 19, 7–9pm
Pork Leg Butchery Class
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave,
Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

Learn about the different butchering techniques that can be used on a pig leg. Each student gets hand-on experience and takes home 12–13 pounds of pork. Cost: $175. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Sunday March 19, 11am-1:30pm
Crafting Brie & Camembert at Home
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville
 

Enjoy this whirlwind introduction to home cheesemaking with a focus on bloomy rinded cheese like brie and camembert while sipping wine and sampling decadent cheese. Beginners welcome. 21+ only. Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Tuesday March 21, 4pm
Food Politics and the 21st Century Food Movement
International House, UC Berkeley,
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley

Renowned author and professor Marion Nestle speaks about the cultural, economic, and institutional factors that influence food policies and choices. Free. Info: gradlectures.berkeley.edu/lecture/food-politics-twenty-first-century or 510.643.7413

Friday March 24, 7–10pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Friday March 24, 11am–1pm
No SOS Cooking: Cooking Without Salt, Oil, and Sugar
Rossmoor
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
Gateway Clubhouse, Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2

Prepare delicious, healthy meals without salt, oils, or refined sugars. Learn about flavorful substitutes for these items. Cost: $65. Info and registration https://diablo.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/501/public/1/sp/ or 925.969.4600

Friday–Sunday, March 24–26
11th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival
Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Meet California’s top artisan cheese makers, authors, chefs, winemakers, and brewers, who conduct seminars, pairings, tastings, farm tours, cheese-making classes, and cheese-focused demonstrations. Info and tickets: artisancheesefestival.com

Saturday March 25, 10am–noon
Bring on the Bees!
Wanlass Park, San Pablo Ave at Rivers St, San Pablo

Discover ways to attract bees to your landscape, and build and take home a small mason bee house. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education” on Facebook.

Saturday March 25, 10am–4pm
Natural Beekeeping with Alternative Hive Systems
Institute of Urban Homesteading, Oakland location TBA 

Learn to keep bees in a way that promotes their health, and participate in a hands-on practice session working a beehive. Appropriate for those wishing to keep bees and the bee-curious. Cost: $75–125 sliding scale. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com

Saturday March 25, 2–3:30pm
Big Gardens in Small Spaces: The Adventures of Container Gardening
San Lorenzo Public Library, 395 Paseo Grande,
San Pablo Ave at Rivers St, San Pablo

People who don’t have a lot of space and want to grow their own food can learn about maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, and crop rotation. Free. Info: Search “Big Gardens in Small Spaces” on Facebook.

Saturday & Sunday March 25 & 26, noon–4:30pm
Barrels, Bottles, & Brews
Various Livermore Valley wineries

Meet winemakers and taste wines right out of the barrel. Craft breweries and artisan distilleries add a new flavor to the event. Cost: $45 in advance; $55 at door. Info and tickets: lvwine.org

Sunday March 26, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Friday April 7, 6–9pm
First Fridays at Donkey & Goat Winery: A Celebration of Local Makers
1340 5th Street, Berkeley

Enjoy local music, an art gallery, a game of corn hole or bocce ball, and handmade natural wines by the glass and the bottle. Entry is free, and you will have the chance to purchase wines and food. Info: https://www.donkeyandgoat.com/category/upcoming-events/

Saturday April 8, noon–1:30pm
Grow Awesome Tomatoes
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to grow tomatoes in a cool marine-influenced climate like the Bay Area’s. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Sunday April 9, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Sunday April 9, 1–4 pm
Sourdough Cultures and Breadcraft
Institute of Urban Homesteading
North Oakland location TBA

Learn how to use wild sourdough yeast to naturally leaven bread and other baked goods. Leave with your own sourdough culture and a loaf to bake at home. Cost: $40–80 sliding scale. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com

Sunday April 9, 7–9pm
Advanced Sausage Making
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

Get hands-on experience making boudin blanc and crépinettes with herbed pork sausage, and go home with the food you’ve prepared. Cost: $135. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Thursday April 13, 5–7pm
California Farmworkers’ Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump?
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Explore ways that California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, and equitable working conditions and how engaged citizens can support these efforts. Sponsored by the Berkeley Food Institute. Free. Info: ecologycenter.org/events

Saturday April 15, 10am–4pm
Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm
Expo & Plant Sale
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Thousands of organic vegetable seedlings, succulents, herbs, and native plants are for sale. Enjoy garden tours and free classes on soil health, herbs, and olive oils. Info: rodgersranchurbanfarm.org

Tuesday April 18, 7–9pm
Bay Currents: How California’s Rivers and Lakes “Work”
St. Alban’s Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany

Dr. Vince Resh of UC Berkeley vividly explains the interplay of chemistry, geology, hydrology, and biology in our water bodies. Free. Info: fivecreeks.org/baycurrents

Thursday April 20, lunch and dinner
Berkeley Dine Out

Participating restaurants donate a portion of the day’s sales to garden-based learning in Berkeley Public Schools. Get great deals at local eateries while supporting the BUSD Gardening & Cooking Program. Info: berkeleydineout.tumblr.com

Saturday April 22, noon–1:30pm
Compost 101
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to dry compost and worm compost. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29
29th Annual Heart of the Home Tour
Piedmont and Oakland Hills

Tour five beautiful homes (plus a sixth for VIP ticket holders). Enjoy a food-truck-catered lunch and pop-up gift boutique in the gardens at the Piedmont Community Center. Event host is Children’s Support League of the East Bay, which donates proceeds to nonprofits helping at-risk children in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. VIP breakfast speaker is Julie Barton, New York Times best-selling author of Dog Medicine.

Saturday April 29, 10am–noon
Hügelkulture
Wanlass Park, San Pablo Ave at Rivers St, San Pablo

Creating hügels (mound hills) is a great way to recycle organic materials, save water, and create a bed full of nutrition. Dress for gardening and bring gloves. Try to bring organic materials including coffee grounds, herbivore manures, dried leaves, and logs/stumps. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education” on Facebook.

Sunday April 30, 11am–2pm
Three Cheeses In Three Hours With Wine
4053 Harlan St, Ste 201, Emeryville

Learn to make three types of cheese (mozzarella, burrata, and chèvre) in three hours in this hands-on workshop. Sample cheeses all along the way while sipping expertly paired wines. 21+ only.  Cost: $125. Info: farmcurious.com/classes

Thursday May 4, 6:30–9:30pm
Home Sausage Making: Fresh & Cured
Institute of Urban Homesteading,
South Berkeley location TBA

Learn to make and cure sausage, sample home-cured meats, and take home a portion to try curing on your own. Cost: $40–80 sliding scale. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com

Friday May 5, 6–9pm
First Fridays at Donkey & Goat Winery: A Celebration of Local Makers
1340 5th Street, Berkeley

Enjoy local music, an art gallery, a game of corn hole or bocce ball, and handmade natural wines by the glass and the bottle. Entry is free, and you will have the chance to purchase wines and food. Info: https://www.donkeyandgoat.com/category/upcoming-events/

Saturday May 6, 10am–noon
Gardening 101: The Basics
Wanlass Park, San Pablo Ave at Rivers St, San Pablo

Learn basic info about plants, healthy soil building, transplanting, seeds vs. starts, non-toxic pest control, and tips and tricks for your garden. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education” on Facebook.

Saturday & Sunday May 6 & 7, noon–3pm
Spring Plant Sale & Fair
Merritt College Horticulture Club,
12500 Campus Dr, Oakland

Gardeners come here looking for perennial vegetables, rare fruits, and heirloom annual edibles—many of which cannot be found anywhere else—plus a selection of California natives, Mediterranean climate plants, herbs, and unusual plants of all types. Plant sale both days; food, music, and vendors on Saturday only. Info: merrittlandhort.com/community/plant-sales

Saturday May 13, noon–1:30pm
Planting for Success
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn how to properly plant and care for large specimen fruit trees and ornamental plants. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

Saturday May 20, 10am–noon
Eat What You Grow
Davis Park Community Garden,
1655 Folsom Ave, San Pablo

Come learn about crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, transplanting seedlings, watering/irrigation and the best crops for your garden. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education” on Facebook.

Saturday May 27, noon–1:30pm
Intermediate Container Gardening
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St, Alameda

Learn the nuances of caring for established edible and ornamental container gardens. Free workshop; no registration required. Info: http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

 

 

 

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