The workshops will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 7:45 p.m. and will be taught by Alameda County master gardener, Birgitt Evans.
Workshops will cover growing mediums, germination times and temperatures, planting depth, light requirements and everything else you need to know in order to succeed at seed-planting.
Participants will plant a 6-pack of a vegetable of their choice to take home with them.
You can register online here to attend one of the classes. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.
Alameda Backyard Growers meet the second Tuesday of each month at Rhythmix Cultural Works. Sometimes meeting dates and times change, however, so it is a good idea to check its website if you are attending for the first time. The meetings are free and open to all Alameda residents and interested gardeners from surrounding areas. The group welcomes fellow-gardeners of all skill levels and experience.
At its monthly meetings members also have an opportunity to drop off fruit and vegetable donations from their gardens which are then donated to the Alameda Food Bank. The produce received is then delivered to the Food Bank the next day, where it is distributed to food bank clients within 24 hours.
You can also read about the Alameda Backyard Growers' ongoing fruit-gleaning initiative here.