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Gardening Talks and Events

LEAF Documentary Film Series

Dates: March 25 
Location: Historic Niles Essanay Silent Film Theater
37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont
Event Type: Community Event

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.  

Check out LEAF's film series  

LEAF and Fremont Seed Library Workshop Series

Check out these climate friendly gardening workshops at the Fremont Main Library.
Bees for Brighter Days
Date: Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 to noon
Location: Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
Event Type: Community Event

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.

Visit LEAF's website for more info

Spring Plant Exchange

Date: Saturday, March 31 
Location: 4500 Lincoln Ave., Oakland
Event Type: Plant Sale

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.

Visit the Plant Exchange website

Plant Exchange Speaker Series: Healthy Soils and Growing Herbs

Date: Saturday, April 14 from 2 to 4 pm 
Location: 4500 Lincoln Ave., Oakland
Event Type: StopWaste Event

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.

Check out the other monthly speakers

Maintaining Your New Garden

Date: Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Alameda (register for address)
Event Type: StopWaste Event

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.

Register now

Design for Lawn Conversion

Date: Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 2:30 pm
350 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro
Event Type: StopWaste Event

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.

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