Postings Related To: Food and Agriculture

West County Edition of the Great Tomato Plant Sale

(Event Sponsored by Urban Tilth)
April 11 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Tomato Plant Sale
The Contra Costa Master Gardeners, in partnership with Urban Tilth, will be holding their 2nd annual Great Tomato Sale on Saturday, April 11th from 10-3 at Adams Crest Farm 5000 Patterson Circle, Richmond. Come and get healthy tomato seedlings that have been specially selected for our area. Here is a link to more information including a list of the varieties available (click on shopping list link)

Posted in , , on March 29, 2015

Every Tuesday Edible Landscape Project Mini Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany & Friends of Albany Parks)
March 30 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Join in the Tuesday morning fun.  Each Tuesday Catherine and Mary Louise guide whoever shows up in taking care of whatever needs doing in the garden… litter patrol, plant clean up, composting, hose watering, mending the drip irrigation, mulching, creating support for plants.  Meet up between Portland Ave. and Thousand Oaks Ave. on Carmel Ave. near the picnic area and Snack Shack, by the Welcome to the Edible Landscape Sign and red archway.

Nona straw on peas

Posted in , , , , on March 29, 2015

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

April 25 @ 2:00 am - Event Details

With normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, there is awakened interest in Cuba’s environmental achievements, and so we have an additional opportunity to see this great film. Columnist Paul Rockwell, formerly children’s librarian at the Albany Library, will facilitate the discussion.

Urban farms are a big deal in Cuba. They're also a big deal in low-income communities of East Bay cities: Urban Tilth in Richmond, People's Grocery, Planting Justice, Acta Non Verba in Oakland -- grass roots organizations are part of an international "good food revolution." Organic, urban gardeners are seeking alternatives to oil-based industrial agriculture.


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Greywater Design and Installation Workshop (Richmond)

May 23 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Learn how to install the popular “laundry to landscape” (L2L) greywater system in this design workshop in Richmond, CA.

Laundry to landscape greywater systems are simple, affordable, and easy to maintain. With your own L2L system you can irrigate your landscape each time you do laundry, saving you water, time, and resources. Experienced instructors will lead you step-by-step through the design process, tailoring a system to fit your home. This system is legal to install without a permit, just follow 12 basic guidelines you’ll learn about in class.


  • How to design a system for your home and landscape
  • How to build a system- you’ll create a “mock-up” of a real system with real greywater parts
  • What parts you’ll need for your home
  • How much greywater you produce and how many plants you can water
  • What soaps and detergents are “greywater friendly”

Optional: The Urban Farmer Store sells all the parts you’ll need for a greywater system. Buy everything you need after the workshop with your materials list and getting support from the instructors and trained staff.

Register: here

$15 – $40 sliding scale

Bring: Photographs of your laundry room and landscape. Site plan of your yard.

For more information on an L2L system refer to the SF Graywater Guide for Outdoor Irrigation, downloadable here  or watch a video of an installation of this system on Ask This Old House.

Posted in , , , , , , on March 29, 2015

Welcome to Spring Community Work Party

March 28 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

hugelkultur team bestSpring into community on this fun day of construction, planting, and sharing food in the Edible Landscape.  Meet on Carmel Avenue mid-way between Portland and Thousand Oaks on the east edge of the Memorial Park.

(Arrive at 10:30 to help set up and stage materials to the areas where they will be used.)  (more…)

Posted in , , , on March 25, 2015

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