4th of July Weekend Sale

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1/2 OFF ALL CHICKEN MANURE and MINI-MULCH1cu. ft. Chicken Poop Regularly $7.99 ON SALE for $3.992cu. ft. Mini-Mulch (1/4″ bark mulch) Regularly $10.99 ON SALE for $5.49

Kokedama at Distance

July 25th 2020 Saturday 11am to 12:45pmKokedama at DistanceTake part in the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, working with your hands to create impermanent and imperfect beauty for your home and garden …. In this workshop we will explore this fashionable trend in gardening using soil, succulents and dry moss.  Students will receive materials sufficient to create…

Ploughshares and Covid 19

Open Wednesday through Sunday 10-5pm We are open with precautions for limiting transmission of disease Wednesday through Sunday 10-5pm. To maintain social distancing (6ft. wherever possible) we are limiting access to five individuals at a time. When capacity is reached and people are waiting in line we will ask visitors inside our gates to conclude…

Read and Grow: Little Free Library at Ploughshares

Want to learn more about gardening? Visit our Little Free Library at Ploughshares Nursery. See a book you like(?), take it home and share with others. Leave books with us that you no longer need and help grow our neighborhood’s knowledge base. We also accept large donations of books, so bring one or bring lots!

Fresh Berries for your Garden

Just in from our favorite grower, Dave Wilson Nursery; blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries and Kiwi vines in convenient sleeve pots for planting NOW. Fall/Winter is the BEST time to plant these delicious fruits! Fall Gold Raspberry Everbearing – Hybrid of Taylor X wild Korean mountain berry X Fall Red. Large to very large golden berries of…

Ancient Flowers

Proteaceae: new Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Grevillea have arrived ready for your garden. The flower in the picture is in actuality four to six inches wide and your Leucospermum Flame Giant will give you dozens, maybe more, every year.  Cut flower enthusiasts will want one, people with gardening family or friends will want to give one as…

Recharge your beds

on our tables now for your edible garden: Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Beets: Chiogga Beets Broccoli: Everest Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage: Red Express Cabbage Carrots: Napa Carrots (medium length orange) Cauliflower: Multi-head Cauliflower Cauliflower: Snowball Cauliflower Chard: Swiss Chard Greens: Collard Greens Greens: Dinosaur Kale Greens: Perennial Tree Collards Greens: Picnic Mix Lettuce Greens: Red…

Alameda Harvest Celebration Fundraiser

Alameda Harvest Celebration FundraiserOctober 26th and 27th 12-9pm 651 West Tower Avenue, Alameda CA 94501 Join us for a family friendly weekend of delectable offerings from Alameda’s craft community. Featuring a bounty of special treats from: Admiral Maltings Alameda Island Brewing, Almanac Beer Company, Brix Soda Company, Building 43 Winery, Brunt Ends BBQ, Devout Coffee,…

Harvest Festival SALE

Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th 10-5pmSAVE 40% on all plants, soil and potteryMeet Wondrous the PigFeed the ChickensVisit the Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue AviaryLearn about our Bay Ecosystems at wildoysters.org SAVE 40% ON ALL PLANTS, POTTERY AND SOIL

Wild Oyster Project Presentation

Recycled Reef Initiative FREE PRESENTATION (20 minutes)September 28th 1pm at Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. Alameda CA 94501 510 755 1102 The Wild Oyster Project works towards restoring native oysters to the San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the West Coast. Before industrial activities changed the Bay, there were billions of oysters that filtered…

Join us at the Eat Real Festival for classes on Winter Edible Gardening

In these classes learn what vegetables are appropriate for the fall and winter, how to prepare soil for spring gardening ahead of the spring rush-to-garden, how to minimize weeding next spring by implementing best practices in winter, what crops to use to restore nutrients (cover crops) as well as the fine points of crop rotation….

Plant Availability for August 2019

This is still a relatively new feature for us and if you can’t find a plant you are looking for don’t hesitate to contact us. [table id=1 /]

The Art of the Flower Bowl

The Art of the Flower Bowl FREE WORKSHOP Saturday August 3rd  11:30 to 1pm Join longtime Alamedan nursery-artisan Bonnie Howard for a hands on workshop creating works of art in pots and bowls with perennial and annual flowers!  When you are finished and you behold what you have created, you’ll want to take it home! …

Help Save our Monarchs in Alameda

Help Save Our Monarchs by Planting Milkweed and Flower Seeds! EVENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALAMEDA BACKYARD GROWERS Last Thanksgiving, only 28,429 monarchs were counted in their wintering colonies compared to a historic population of about 10 million in the Western Monarch migration. Today monarchs face several challenges, the most intractable being a lack of…

Butterfly Gardens FREE WORKSHOP

Butterfly Gardens FREE WORKSHOP Saturday June 22nd 12-1pm Learn how to design your garden to support endangered Butterfly populations throughout the year.  Children dressed as butterflies receive a free California Lilac to take home and feed on.