Meet Us at the Station Plant Sale

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in From the nursery, Home page | 2 comments

Sunday May 4, 2-6pm   Many of you have been asking when you can come out and see our new growing space in the plaza in front of Oakland’s Central Train Station. We will open up our space next Sunday afternoon. If you want to come, you will need to show a free ticket to get in. Bring a friend if you like but please don’t put it up on social media—this is for our customers. We will have a large selection of plants for you to...

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Filling up the space

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in From the nursery, Home page | 1 comment

Yesterday we had another productive work day. Our skilled and ever cheerful crew built seven more tables. We also completed a permanent shade structure which we realized we needed when it was smokin’ hot on Monday and Tuesday. Having many empty tables ahead of us creates a luxurious sense of ease. When we are waiting to sell to make room for more transplants it means there’s lots of unnecessary moving flats from table to table. Now...

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Central Station

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in From the nursery, Home page |

We are starting to really feel at home here. After 2 more work parties with wonderful, giving people, we are in full production now. The first planting of tomatoes are all transplanted and we’re hardening off the next batch. Peggy’s dad is failing and she’s spending some time with him in New Jersey so her heart is split between two things she loves—her dad and the plants. I’ve been spending more time doing production...

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Our new home

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in From the nursery, Home page | 3 comments

We are moving into our new space in the plaza in front of the historic Oakland Central Station. We’ve just signed the lease and construction will begin soon. Tomato seedlings are hardening off in the sun. The spring season has begun!

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End of an era

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in From the nursery, Home page |

All gone—every table, plant, pot . . . Almost all trace of our 7.5 years is gone from the Alameda growing space as of today, Dec 31, 2013. And the dilemma of not having somewhere to move to continues. We want to thank all of our stalwart friends who have helped us deconstruct tables, cut PVC, saw wood, clean up, and schlepp everything to our storage place. Also, many kudos to the folks who are letting us store stuff in their side yard. You...

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Bees and neonics

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in From the nursery, Home page |

I just finished laying out and illustrating Berkeley Horticultural Nursery’s newsletter and there is a great article about the pesticide that may be contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. Click on the link below to see how Berkeley Hort is spearheading the way to make sure you won’t unwittingly contribute to the problem by buying plants treated with neonicotinoid pesticides. Click here to read...

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