Gardening Group to Meet This Week

Alameda Backyard Growers is meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Rhythmix Cultural Works on Blanding Avenue.

Community members are invited to attend and meet several of the group’s community partners and their represenatatives, including:
-Alameda Food Bank (Hank Leeper, Executive Director)
-Alameda County Master Gardeners (Birgitt Evans)
-Alameda Backyard Beekeepers (Ann Naffziger)
-Alameda Backyard Chickens (Ann Naffziger)
-Project LEAF (Melanie Wartenberg & Kristoffer Koster)
-Ploughshares Nursery and Farm2Market, formerly the Growing Youth Project, (Jeff Bridge, Ploughshares Nursery General Manager) and
-Alameda Free Library, Seed Library & Lending Tool Library (Joel Butler, Librarian, Green Thumbs, Green Minds Program).

Those who attend can find out about other how these organizations are working for a greener, better-fed, healthier Alameda. Holiday refreshments will be served.

Monthly meetings are also a great time to drop off fruit and vegetable donations from gardens for the Alameda Food Bank, the group says.

ABG now includes more than 400 e-mail contacts, and over 50 people attend meetings and events regularly.

Janet Levaux