Our orchards, vegetables, and blooming plants are managed without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Learn how to bring these natural plant care practices to your garden with a hands-on tour from our experts. Be sure to bring your gardening questions! Space is limited, register online.
Upcoming Events At This Venue
March 15, 2014
Yes, you can grow organic, heirloom fruit trees in your garden in the San Francisco Bay Area! Get started with this workshop for fruit tree beginners in which you learn the basics of organic fruit tree care for apples, pears and plums. As we dive into the world of organic fruit trees and organic fruit tree care, you will learn everything you need to know to care for your tree for the first year: how to plant your tree, irrigate properly, fertilize with organic fertilizer, manage pests organically and winter prune (summer pruning is covered in a separate class).
This workshop will cover both ‘pome’ fruits and ‘stone’ fruits (apples, pears and plums) and will discuss varieties of apples, pears and plums best suited for San Francisco. While this class is intended for beginners, our instructor Matthew Sutton founder of Orchard Keepers: Ecological Tree Care will be available to answer any and all advanced-topic questions. Space is limited, register online.
March 29, 2014
Learn how to incorporate hardscape surfaces into your water-efficient landscape design, and how to choose permeable surfaces that have water-conserving benefits which support a water-wise garden. Space is limited, register online.
April 5, 2014
Spring can be a great time to start a new compost pile as you begin spending more time in your garden! Join GFE as we discover how to turn those leftovers, either from the garden or the kitchen, into “black gold”. This fun, hands-on workshop teaches methods for both backyard and worm composting for all seeking to enrich the bounty of their garden and reduce their ecological footprint. Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste from ending up in the landfill! Rot on! Space is limited, register online.
April 12, 2014
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides used to be normal tools for good gardening results. Now, many gardeners choose alternatives like creating their own compost and simple home remedies for weeds, snails, bugs and plant disease. Learn how to identify what is eating your garden and how to treat pests naturally in our beautiful, chemical-free demonstration garden. Space is limited, register online.
April 19, 2014
Tired of watering, mowing and fertilizing your lawn, but not sure what attractive alternatives are out there? Explore dozens of ways to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water and resources, while reducing your utility bill and maintenance costs. Space is limited, register online.