Maybe you’ve been panicking because you didn’t start enough seeds to see you through the fall produce season? Maybe you’re in the mood to plant a succulent display? Or maybe you want to get some California natives in the ground before the fall rains start (the best time to do so)?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you’re in luck! Our Horticulture department sale is this weekend! Our classes have been busy doing all the seeding and planting for you, and we have tons of glorious-looking starts for your edible gardens.
We have just begun to move everything out to the sale area, and by Saturday these tables will be positively groaning with a huge variety of edibles, for sale at very reasonable prices. You could have a salad every day at dinner until spring. You could have enough greens to scramble with your eggs every morning. You could start that herb garden you’ve been meaning to plant, and have it well-established by spring. I personally seeded at least ten of these flats, and many more were seeded by my classmates. Our nursery manager Nia watched over them and made sure they were watered and fed with organic fertilizer. They’ve been moved several times to get the very best kind of conditions for growing. And they’ve hardened off in our lath house, so you can put them directly in to the ground and then reap the delicious harvests!
Bring cash or your checkbook (sometimes we have a card reader, sometimes not). Be prepared to spend some time at the other booths, such as the one manned by Hida Tools (the best pruners ever). I think there might be live music. There might even be food. It will be festive!
While you’re there, make sure to check out our cool permaculture hill, full of perennial edibles. Get inspired by the planting beds, all of them changed out each semester by a new class. This is a teaching and learning garden, so it’s different than going to a botanical garden or a nursery that sells thousands of plants - it’s interesting to check it out and see what’s happening here, and often more realistic than what you’ll see at a fancy garden. Head down to the meadow area and get a load of the beautiful bay view (this is where I often have my lunch). And all your purchases go to a great cause - our landscape horticulture program. Thanks for supporting us!