Sustainable Gardening


Fig Propagation and Garden Tour – Jun 20

Please join ABG for a very special event, the first of our “off site” summer season.  Jasmine Tokuda, a very successful Alameda grower of fruit trees and vines, both common and rare, is opening her garden for the evening. Jasmine will describe and demonstrate her technique for propagating fig trees through […]

Jasmine Fig Propagation Demo

Vertical Gardening Techniques for Fruits and Vegetables

Monday, August 10, 2015 (6:30 – 7:30 PM) Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda Learn about growing edibles on the Up and Up: Vertical Gardening Techniques for Fruits and Vegetables with Claire Splan, author of “California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening”. Looking for a way to fit some more fruit […]


Drought gardening: tips for growing food

As we head into what could become an epochal drought, despite recent welcome rains, vegetable gardeners are feeling the uncertainty. Will water restrictions snuff out the salad garden, bash beans and thwart tomato dreams? We do know that it is typical for Central California to have great variations in annual […]


‘Wattles’ – Thinking Outside the Box

by Ron Limoges, ABG Board Member “Wattles” were featured at the American Community Gardening Association’s display at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show held in San Mateo from March 19th through 23rd. Wattles are made with rice straw bound into a tube with twine. Most of us are familiar […]