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Mostly Natives Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Live Oak Landscape

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Live Oak Landscape is a small, design and construction company located in Berkeley and serving nearby Bay Area communities within a 40-mile radius. Owner, Neil Collier grew up in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden in Scotland and spent some years in England and Australia and now has lived in California many years. In his garden design and construction he blends old world tradition and charm with Mediterranean and Californian style.

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Hakone Gardens

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Hakone is the oldest Asian and Japanese estate in the Western Hemisphere – eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley. Hakone offers ongoing gardening, art and cultural classes.

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Gardens at Heather Farm

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Established in 1968, the gardens are a living museum, a wildlife habitat, an outdoor classroom, and a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. The nonprofit education center includes demonstration gardens, classes, tours, plant sales, and membership and volunteer opportunities.

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Garden for the Environment

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Garden for the Environment maintains a nationally acclaimed one-acre urban demonstration garden and offers environmental education programs about organic gardening, urban compost systems and sustainable food systems. Since its founding in 1990, the garden has operated as a demonstration site for small-scale urban ecological food production, organic gardening and low water-use landscaping. Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with GFE! We’d love to have you come by and get your hands dirty with us! Every Wednesday and Saturday of the year we host volunteer hours unless it’s a holiday or otherwise indicated on our website. It’s good practice to check our website before showing up because sometimes we are away at conferences or other garden-related events. Our volunteer hours are on Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. You can show up for as long or as little as you wish! Just send us an email a few days before to let us know what day(s) you plan to show up and we’ll send you a volunteer form just to ensure you have a fun and safe day in the garden! Be sure to bring clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, closed-toe shoes, layers as it can swing from chilly to warm in a matter of moments, a hat, water bottle (we have potable tap water onsite) and sunscreen. Otherwise, we have all the tools you’ll need as well as gloves! We like to enjoy lunch together so if you plan to be around during lunch hours (12:30ish – 1pm) feel free to bring a bag lunch. Often times someone is heading to a favorite lunch spot around 9th & Irving so no problem if you forget your lunch. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the garden with you!

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Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in its work of public education, horticultural development, and conservation. The Garden is a beautiful 10-acre living museum of California native plants located in the hills above Berkeley, California, and open to the public daily. The Garden also offers free weekend tours and fee-based classes.

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Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

An organic gardening supply center. Also offers classes, tours, and a demonstration garden to help you hone your organic gardening skills.

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California Native Plant Society – East Bay Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving California’s native flora and focused on Alameda and Contra Costa counties. East Bay CNPS volunteers are active in native plant conservation advocacy and restoration work in our two-county area. The chapter also offers field trips, presentations on native plant-related topics, and a year-round native plant nursery, Native Here Nursery, specializing in the plants of our two counties. Membership in CNPS is open to all, and everyone is invited to participate in the East Bay chapter’s many activities.

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Cal Flora Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Cal Flora is a small unconventional nursery devoted to natives and habitat gardening with an exceptional diversity of offerings. Honest, intelligent, and original with attention to local Bay Area needs and conditions. Open seven days a week from March through October. Call for winter hours. Located at the intersection of Somers and D streets in Fulton, Sonoma County, just north of Santa Rosa.

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