Pollinate Farm Garden welcomes acclaimed Oakland Author Novella Carpenter for a reading from her new memoir, “Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild”. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, and Ms. Carpenter will be on hand for signing.
Upcoming Events At This Venue
September 10, 2014
September 17, 2014
Join us as we explore the world of plant biology! Learn the fundamentals of plant reproduction and the role it plays in food security and in the food we eat. Learn about the differences in breeding strategies and the mechanisms employed to achieve them. We will also explore how these strategies are employed in large scale seed companies as well as in the back yard breeder’s garden, and discuss how the current political structure embraces certain strategies as a means to an end. Learn hands-on breeding practices that you can employ in your own backyard garden. Bring your questions!
September 24, 2014
Jonathan Bates, owner of Food Forest Farm, and contributing author of, “Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City”, will show you how he transformed a blighted urban yard into an edible paradise. By using permaculture design he’s created both beauty and abundance, meeting human needs while improving ecosystem health.
October 5, 2014
Join the San Francisco Milk Maid for a crash course on home cheesemaking. In two wonderful, action-packed hours, learn how to ferment fresh milk into fragrant farmers’ cheeses or fail-proof, super healthy kefir. Learn which milk to use, what equipment you’ll need, how to get the most probiotic benefits and best, how to enjoy your home dairy creations. Class price includes instruction, recipe sheet, in-class tasting and your own take-home fermentation project.
Space is limited, register online.
October 15, 2014
Container Natives: Growing for Color, Texture, and Blooms with Pete Veilleux of East Bay Wilds Native Plant Nursery
Living in an urban area or being a renter can mean having to do a fair amount of gardening in containers. Never fear! In this informative lecture/discussion we will learn the basics of container gardening with a focus on beautiful native plants. Enjoy stunning arrangements of potted native plants as a focal point in your garden, and learn the secrets to getting the most vibrant foliage colors, interesting textures, and long-lived blooms. In addition, we’ll cover how to design and maintain a native container garden long term,exploring various potting mediums and amendments, pests and diseases, and take a look at the options for the containers themselves.