Gardening Talks and Events
LEAF Documentary Film Series
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) is presenting a series of environmental documentary films on sustainable agriculture. All events include a sampling of local food, followed by the screening and a Q&A.
LEAF and Fremont Seed Library Workshop Series
Learn all about pollinator plants and honey bees. LEAF’s beekeeper will bring an observation frame with live honeybees. You can also get some free flower seeds.
Spring Plant Exchange
Want an instant New Garden? Bay Area plant lovers flock to this unique, all-volunteer run event. To participate in the free exchange, gardeners must bring plants to exchange, or garden items, such as clay pots, decorative items, garden umbrellas, tools, equipment, books on gardening, stepping stones, and more. Gardeners may drop off donations beginning two weeks before the event. For more information please call (510) 866-8482 or email the Plant Exchange.
Plant Exchange Speaker Series: Healthy Soils and Growing Herbs
April is a great time to add annuals or perennial herbs to your garden! StopWaste Educator and Master Composter, Jeannie Pham will be on-hand to talk about the many benefits and beginner-friendly ease of growing your own culinary and medicinal herbs. We will cover the healthy soil building techniques to increase yields, keep down pests and diseases as well as conserving water. Topics for this talk will include: rebuilding soils, great herbs for your area, pest control, and more! Participants will receive a handy edible reader to take home for further reference.
Maintaining Your New Garden
This free workshop is a great opportunity to get hands-on tips for dealing with weeds, plant growth and irrigation at a garden that was sheet mulched two years ago.
Design for Lawn Conversion
Want to convert your lawn but not sure what you to put in the new garden? This free talk, presented by Bay-Friendly Designer Tyler Coen, will cover design basics to consider when converting and how to convert sustainably with sheet mulch (cardboard, compost and mulch) to create a California drought resistant landscape.
You can also stop by the StopWaste table and get more gardening questions answered, as well as pick up a discount coupon for plants.