Gardening and Seed Saving Information

For many years, the Richmond Seed Lending Library has encouraged gardeners to support biodiversity through seed saving and sharing. In the time of Covid-19, as home food gardening has become more important than ever, the library has mobilized a group of local gardening professionals to create a robust set of gardening and seed sharing resources in both English and Spanish. Beginning gardeners will find classes and lists of advice.


Berkeley Horticultural Nursery

1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley | 510.526.4704 |

Retail nursery, family-owned since 1922.
Now open for phone orders with curbside pickup. Access to the nursery starts on Tuesday, May 12. Free pruning demo on June 27 @10am.


Biofuel Oasis

1441 Ashby Ave @ Sac, Berkeley | 510.665.5509 | @biofueloasis |

Urban farm store and worker-owned co-op with supplies for your gardening, chickens, beekeeping, canning and fermenting, and plastic-free living, plus gifts, local honey, herbal medicines, and biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil. Call in orders for pickup.


East Bay Nursery

2332 San Pablo Ave |  Berkeley | 510.845.6490 | @eastbaynursery

We are open with limited hours for your essential needs. Please check our website for up to date information on our current hours and any restrictions. Stay well



1330 Solano Ave | Albany | 510.526.3550 | | @flowerlandshop |

Currently open by appointment. We are also doing orders over the phone for delivery and curbside pickup. We can be contacted by phone or email. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Native Sun Gardens

Edible East Bay’s gardening writer, Joshua Burman Thayer, offers ecological landscape design and consulting. 510.332.2809.

“In these uncertain and difficult times, there is an opportunity to focus on home food production. As such, I am offering 50% off of edible design plans to foster food support.”


Orchard Nursery

4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette |

Now reopened! Thursday thru Monday 9 to 5. Also offering web orders for curbside pick-up. Large selection of veggies and herbs for your home garden. Get your homegrown goodness!



Pollinate Farm & Garden

2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland | 510.686.3493 |

Fully stocked farm and garden store offers phone and online ordering for curbside pickup and delivery. Visit website and sign up for their newsletter!


TLC Gardener

Love your piece of ground.
Dinwoodie Landscape Services. Commercial/residential.