Events

All events are located at Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main Street Alameda unless otherwise noted.

Habitat Gardening Workshop
Saturday, August 9
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Join us for a viewing of the film “Secret Lives of Monarchs” followed by discussion of gardening best practices to entice visits from everyone’s favorite garden denizens – butterflies, hummingbirds and bees! The film is short (about 15 minutes) and will be shown at the nursery.

Green Thumbs Workshop
Saturday, August 16
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

This workshop will cover horticultural resources in the Bay Area: books, non-profits, websites and other resources that will help you transform your garden space into a lush paradise of verdant green.

RECENT EVENTS

Propagating Plants from Cuttings Workshop
Saturday, July 19
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Vegetative propagation, which also includes techniques such as division, layering, budding and grafting, is an excellent way to increase the number of plants in your garden. It can also be used to grow out new starts of your favorite plants to share with friends and neighbors. At the end of this workshop you should be able to propagate various plants from cuttings at home with a few simple tools and materials.

Succulent Gardens Workshop
Saturday, July 12
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Succulents like Aoeniums, Sedums, and Echeverias offer year round beauty and require very little care or water. Join us for a discussion on how to create a drought tolerant garden with succulents. Enjoy a reduced water bill during this drought year!

Composting and Vermiculture Workshop
Saturday, June 28
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Learn how to make your own free fertilizer that will fortify your garden plants against pests and disease. Topics covered will include dry composting techniques and vermiculture (worm composting). Feel free to bring some wet kitchen scraps and coffee grounds to feed the worms – they love melon rinds!

Summer Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Saturday, June 14
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Join us for a discussion of summer appropriate vegetable gardening followed by a demonstration of proper planting techniques and a garden tour.