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

National Heirloom Expo
Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday, September 11
Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

Ploughshares is hosting a booth at the fourth annual National Heirloom Exposition, a family-friendly event featuring educational exhibits, speakers, vendors, and classes focused on pure food and heirloom vegetables. We hope to see you there!

Note: Ploughshares will be closed during the National Heirloom Expo, re-opening on Friday, September 12.

Creating Year Round Edible Gardens Workshop
Saturday, September 27
Cost: Free

Want to produce and harvest food from your own garden? Our friends from the Bay-Friendly Gardening program will be leading this workshop on the building blocks for a sustainable, edible garden. Learn how to create healthy soil, what to plant when and how to manage pests naturally. Ideal for beginner and intermediate gardeners. Participants will receive 20% discount nursery coupons and handouts on growing edibles. There will be a drawing for gardening gifts at the end of the workshop.


Green Thumbs Workshop
Saturday, August 16
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.

Habitat Gardening Workshop
Saturday, August 9
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.

Propagating Plants from Cuttings Workshop
Saturday, July 19
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
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!