How Alameda Gardeners Grow

The Alameda Backyard Growers are making a big summer push for membership and involvement.

The group just participated in its first Fourth of July Parade in Alameda — sharing its message of  “Grow Some, Keep Some, Give Some Away,” complete with gardening-themed costumes.

 Group members said they got plenty of  “smiles and cheers” as they marched along the three-mile parade route on Sunday. They also handed out over 300 flyers on Park Street. Since then, the organization’s  welcomed five new members.

The group’s next gathering will be from 6 to 7 p.m. next Thursday, July 15, at the High Street Station Coffeehouse, 1303 High Street.

It will present Grow & Show: a Mid-Summer Garden Check-In, which – the group says – “will be a fun opportunity for members to meet up, mingle, share about what’s growing in their gardens, and offer gardening tips.”

Guests are asked to bring pictures, plants, or produce from their gardens. There will also be an update on the group’s gleaning project.

Janet Levaux

  • http://www.gillico.com Gillico

    I wasn’t able to walk with the ABG group, due to a prior commitment, but I stopped by and hung out with them while the parade setup was underway. Amanda and Janice are doing a lot of hard work trying to organize a worthwhile group of Alameda gardeners, and I hope everyone who can will lend their support! Having a backyard vegetable garden is just one of the many pleasures I enjoy as an Alameda resident.