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Alameda Natural Grocery, Ploughshares host events

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2lx8qaeprdbg8nprfvnk2csr80jf0796Alameda Natural Grocery and the Alameda Point Collaborative are continuing their four-month collaboration to help end homelessness. This month, the grocery will host a series of Saturday events featuring Ploughshares Nursery.

The events start this Saturday, August 8 with a Kids Day. At the event, kids will be able to paint and decorate ceramic pots and learn the basics of planting, and they’ll get their own strawberry or mint plant to take home.

gardener1On August 15, you can learn how to design your yard with plants that are native to California. You can learn basic design principles, and you’re also invited to bring photos of your property for more specific advice.

On August 22, you can learn about organic pest control and fertilization with household items. And then on August 29, you can make your own pot.

And from August 8-31, the grocery will host a raffle with prizes that include gift certificates, a free two-hour in-home consultation, fruit trees, and potted arrangements. The grand prize is a drought-tolerant pollinator garden with over 20 plants, which will be on display at the grocery this month. The grand prize winner will also receive a general plant placement diagram and a free in-home consultation.

Each event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and they are all free and open to the public. Plants from Ploughshares Nursery will also be for sale at the events.

Alameda Natural Grocery is at the Alameda Marketplace, at 1650 Park Street. Their phone number is 865-1500.

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