Every season we select local gardening experts and designers, as well as
our knowledgeable senior staff,
to speak in our seminar series.
The class fee is $5 (Gardener’s Reward Program members attend for free) except as noted
below and all participants receive a 10% off coupon for redemption at any of our locations.
Please call ahead to the seminar location to reserve a seat - attendance is limited.


Add your group's garden related listing or class by contacting us here. We accept listings in the following format:
3-5 sentences that include dates, times, pricing, etc. 


Sloat Garden Center Growing Up Green fundraiser dates:

2014 Dates:

Sep 27-Oct 5
Nov 1-9
Nov 29-Dec 14

2015 Dates:

Jan 17-25
Feb 14-22
Mar 20-29

Read more about our Growing up Green fundraising program here.

Vermicomposting (Worms!) & Bin Building Workshop

Saturday, April 5th, 10-12pm
Heather Farm Community Center, Walnut Creek

Instructor: Linda Mizes
Registration Form must be submitted by March 28th:
$20.00 Registration Fee 20 household max capacity CCCSWA Residents Only:
Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo.

Ongoing seminars with
Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic & Education Center

Click for upcoming events
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Ruth Bancroft Garden ongoing educational workshops.
For more info & registration for an assortment of workshop events, click here


Marin Master Gardeners Public Seminars
The Marin Master Gardeners offer public seminars year round. Learn more about all aspects of gardening and growing: from site preparation through harvesting - even managing the bounty from your garden. Click here for the list of upcoming events.


The Gardens at Heather Farm events & classes
For more information and registration of new classes and events: http://gardenshf.org/adult-classes.html


The Contra Costa Master Gardeners will soon be accepting applications for their 2013 class. In order to apply to the training program, attendance at one of our free Orientation Sessions is required.
Visit the Contra Costa Master Gardener website at ccmg.ucdavis.edu and click Join Us in the top navigation for more details.


Wondering what to do with excess bounty from your garden? Join the Marin Open Garden Project at one of their weekly exchanges where gardeners meet to share fruit, vegetables, eggs, cut flowers and other goodies from their backyards.  To learn more, visit the MOGP website at www.opengardenproject.org to find the most current schedule of their exchanges as well as other useful gardening information.


Peacock Garden Club welcomes all garden enthusiasts, including beginners. Meeting and garden program, or garden outing, 10:00 a.m. 2nd Wednesday each month.

Where: Meetings at Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael. Info: Carol Randall 455-0840.


RENEW the ZOO project
You may associate the phrase “endangered species” with animals, but did you know there are many endangered plant species? The first step in preserving an endangered animal species is preserving the flora in its habitat. Therefore, the role of the Zoo’s Horticulture department is more than just to create beautiful gardens for the animals and visitors; it is to help spread the message of habitat conservation and vegetation management. We invite you, your family, your friends, your school or your corporation to join us for a rewarding opportunity to enjoy fresh air and fun while beautifying the Zoo.

When: The second Saturday of each month, 8 – 11 a.m. Where: Meet by the Old Sloat “Main” Gate.
Wear: Something warm and comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty. We provide tools and work gloves, but if you have work gloves, bring them just in case.
To sign up: Pre-registration is required; call (415) 522-9702 or e-mail RenewSFZoo@aol.com. Leave a message including: the date you’d like to work, name and phone number of a contact person, the name of your organization (if any) and the approximate number of people coming to the event.

The Mount Diablo Rose Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Dublin Civic Center, at 7:30 P.M. We meet every month except July and August.

The Marin Rose Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30 p.m. at Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross. We offer great speakers, mini rose shows, refreshments, raffles, and free Consulting Rosarian advice. Members enjoy an award winning newsletter, garden tours, social events, exhibitions, demonstrations and a great deal of fun!

Watch out for ticks!
Ticks on vegetation and wood are spreading Lyme disease and co-infections, illnesses that can rob us of our health. So far, five San Franciscans have been infected in San Francisco. Tick repellent is recommended on us and our indoor/outdoor pets. For more information: www.lymedisease.org, sf_seal@sbcglobal.net.

We instruct people how to protect against tick bites. If you're ever interested in printing a list of protective measures for us, pets and environment, let me know. We also have monthly support/advocacy meetings in SF.

Interested in learning how to identify, harvest, prepare, and use edible & medicinal plants found growing throughout the California Central Coast region? If so, then this in-depth 6 month (90 hour) classroom and field based program just may be for you. The first session begins April 27th. 

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Central California Coast | Permaculture–Regenerative Design Institute

The Contra Costa Master Gardeners

The Contra Costa Master Gardeners have opened the application window for those interested in applying for the Class of 2014.  The classes will be held on Thursdays between October 3 and February 20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Students will be accepted from East, West and Central Contra Costa County.  To apply, attendance at one of four free orientation sessions is required.  Please visit the Contra Costa Master Gardener website at ccmg.ucdavis.edu and click "Join Us" in the top navigation bar for all the details.




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