By Janet Levaux
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 6:19 am in Uncategorized.
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.”