Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

We have a new event series this September, dubbed “Soil in the City.” The classes, workshops and panels in this series are designed to give urban residents tools to understand and create healthy soil, which in turn will grow healthy food, and be a part of healthy urban places.
The first event in the series… Read more »

Author Event: The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture, Thursday, 2/7/13

Author Event: The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture, Thursday, 2/7/13

Join us for an evening with Permaculture teacher Christopher Shein and a discussion of his new book, The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem… Read more ». Learn how to live in harmony with both nature and neighbors to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Shein highlights everything you need

Free Talk on Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area, Sunday, 9/23/12

Free Talk on Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area, Sunday, 9/23/12

Join us for the fifth event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series, a discussion about beneficial plants that grow among us! This talk is from noon to 1 pm, just before the Lorin Station crop swap, which participants are encouraged to join as well. Herbalist Tellur Fenner will give us an overview of the diverse… Read more »

Building Raised Beds for Planting

Building Raised Beds for Planting

Thinking of building a raised bed this summer? There are several reasons why you might choose to build an above-ground structure in which to grow vegetables, herbs, and other plants:
-To avoid toxics in the soil such as lead or arsenic
-To avoid the drainage problems that heavily impacted or clay soils can present
-To… Read more »

Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation (Author Event 12/2/10)

Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation (Author Event 12/2/10)

Join us on Thursday, December 2 as author Sharon Danks presents a vibrant slideshow that will explore the growing movement toward “green” school grounds. We’ll observe various green schoolyard features, including edible gardens, wildlife habitats, schoolyard watershed models, rainwater catchment systems, and wastewater treatment wetlands. Asphalt to Ecosystems… Read more » is a compelling color guidebook for designing