Alameda’s Got a New Gardening Group

According to flyers up around town, including one posted at Pagano’s Hardware, Alameda has a new gardening group — which is meeting this Thursday, March 11, from 6-7 p.m.

The group calls itself Alameda Backyard Growers. It plans to build on the “planting the seed theme” at its first meeting, set to take place at High Street Station coffeehouse at 1303 High Street.

For more details, call 510 282 5249 or 510 402 8834.

Seems like it’s a great time to get planting. Spring is upon us, and for those of us in need of help with our green thumbs (or brown thumbs), this group could be just what the planting doctor ordered.

More details to come.

Janet Levaux

  • Janice Edwards

    Thanks for the post about Alameda Backyard Growers!

    Yes, we’re a brand new grassroots network that links established gardeners, residents with fruit trees, and anyone interested in building a raised bed or tending a container garden. Our goal is to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to organizations that serve low-income Alameda residents while building community and supporting our network of “microfarmers” with information and resources.

    To learn more about how to get involved, please attend our “Planting the Seed” kick-off event this Thursday, March 11th from 6-7 pm at High Street Station located at 1303 High Street (across from the Encinal Market). Special Guest Speaker: Paul Russell, Executive Director, Alameda Food Bank. For more information, email us at alamedabackyardgrowers@gmail.com.

    Janice & Amanda, Co-Founders
    Alameda Backyard Growers
    “Grow Some, Keep Some, Give Some Away”