Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Bringing Back the Natives is an annual garden tour that highlights East Bay homes with California native landscaping. This year, the tour is virtual with presentations and garden tours spread over four Sundays. Registration is good for all four days of the event. View detailed event schedules and register.
Session #2: Sunday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Clayton, San Pablo, Moraga, & Alameda
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. "Groundcover Manzanitas" Presentation
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. "Cultural Uses of California Native Plants" Presentation
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Oakland & El Cerrito
Session #3: Sunday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Moraga, Oakland, & Castro Valley
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. "Upright Manzanitas" Presentation
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. "Edible Native Plants for the Home Garden" Presentation
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Fremont, Castro Valley, Oakland, & Berkeley
Session #4: Sunday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Moraga, Concord, San Ramon, and El Cerrito
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. "Making Nature's City" Presentation
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tours of Gardens in Castro Valley, Livermore, & Oakland
Integrated Pest Management for Weeds
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Alameda County Master Gardeners
Weeds can be successfully managed if they are properly identified so the appropriate control measures can be used. Learn about which weeds are annuals, which are perennials, and why that’s important to know. Register here
Waterwise Gardening 101
Thursday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Alameda County Clean Water Program
Learn to create a water-efficient garden that will look beautiful through the drier months. We'll share waterwise tips and strategies that will help keep your garden healthy and pest-free. You will learn why knowing your soil will help you water effectively, how compost and mulch are important tools, how to keep more water on-site, and which irrigation techniques can help you save you water. Register here
The Art of Sheet Mulching
Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Alameda County Master Gardeners
How to successfully remove your lawn, weeds, and other unwanted plants without tilling, digging, or other back-breaking labor. Start saving that extra cardboard in preparation for this easy, inexpensive trick! Register here