Alameda Backyard Growers is a network of gardeners who come together to teach each other how to grow our own food through our free monthly meetings/classes and at community events.
We donate extra produce from our gardens and excess fruit gleaned from Alameda fruit trees to the Alameda Food Bank with Project Pick. In 2016, we donated over 3,000 pounds of produce to the food bank.
Our goal is to reach out to the community to provide information about, and increase involvement in, urban food growing. In the process we get to know our neighbors, have fun, share information and resources, and ‘Grow community, one veggie at a time’.
Please help support our programs! Your donations enable us to bring you an array of high-quality programs and to help the more than 5,000 Alameda residents who rely on the Alameda Food Bank. Donations are tax deductible.
Here’s How You Can Support Our Work
If you are donating by check, please make it out and mail to:
Alameda Backyard Growers
2051 Shoreline Drive, Apt. 213
Alameda, CA 94501
Alameda Backyard Growers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal tax ID #46-1223249).
You can also make a donation in person at a monthly meeting. Use the donation box on the literature table or give it directly to a board member.
Volunteer for ABG
Outreach and Education
If you are interested in volunteering to represent ABG at an event, talk about growing food at a local school or community organization, sharing your knowledge with ABG members at our monthly meeting or otherwise helping us to reach out to fellow Alamedans about the benefits of growing your own food, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Outreach and Education’ in the subject line. One of us will get back to you on how you can help.
If you have experience setting up fundraising events, or reaching out to the community to solicit donations, we could use your help. Please email email@example.com and put ‘Fundraising’ in the subject line and we will get back to you as soon as we can.