Our City Forest is having its semi-annual fundraiser at the Community Nursery on April 29, 2017, from 9AM - 3PM. If you haven't been to this urban plant haven, it's a must see! Located next to the landing strip of the San José Mineta Airport (1000 Spring St. 95110), this tree nursery is an unexpected slice of paradise. With hundreds of species to choose from, Our City Forest (OCF) staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps Service Members will be happy to show you around and advise on the right plant for the right place.
The Spring Plant Sale is an "Extravaganza" because not only will there be great deals on trees & shrubs for your yard, but there will also be live music, refreshments, crafts & activities for kids, and information about services OCF provides for the community. Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year by planting some California natives in your yard.
Free Workshops at the Plant Sale 4/29
10AM - Composting is Easy!
Help build a compost pile for the nursery and learn how simple it is to create and maintain your own home compost system. Wear close-toed shoes if participating.
11AM - Nature Photography with Smart Phones
Observe the world around you and capture moments in nature with your smart phone's camera. Learn basic photography tips and practice around the hundreds of plants growing at the nursery!
12PM - Vertical Planting with Wooden Pallets
Reuse and recycle old pallets by turning them into beautiful planters for succulents and other non-edible shrubs. The nursery team will lead you through a step by step process on how to grow shrubs vertically. Buy some of the plants afterward, take a free pallet, and DIY at home!
1PM - How to get the most from your yard tree
Join Our City Forest's Director of Urban Forestry and Arborist, Loren Klick, as he offers sage advice on how to choose, plant, and care for your tree at home. Learn the best place to plant and basic care tips to be the best Tree Steward you can be!
RSVP for any of the workshops above (or just show up!) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments • Music • Face Painting • Arts & Crafts