ACMG Plant Sale
Alameda County Master Gardeners and Sunol Ag Park Invite you to our
Easy To Grow Favorites Plant Sale
April 18, 2015 from 9:30am until 2pm
Buy new artisan tomato varieties, peppers, eggplants, and more,
Create your own salsa or ratatouille garden,
Learn about relevant gardening topics from speakers,
Visit the Sunol Ag Park farms and lots more!
Download the event flyer here.
The gates will open at 9am. Everything is sold "first come, first serve" and we have limited stock of each variety, so we recommend that you come early to ensure that you get the heirlooms and special varieties that you're looking for!
About the First Annual Spring Vegetable Sale
The Alameda County Master Gardeners have been busily growing thousands of heirloom and specially-selected varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuces, greens, squash, beans, and more. In addition, available only here in the entire world, a special selection of the famous Artisan tomatoes, developed by Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm at the Sunol AgPark. These tomatoes have not been released publicly before this event! Fred uses his extensive scientific background and years of experience to develop these incredible and renowned varieties. More information about Artisan tomatoes and Baia Nicchia can be found by following the links.
As Master Gardeners, we adhere to strict standards in our plants. Absolutely no pesticides are permitted. Virgin materials, OMRI soil and organic gardening techniques are used to ensure the healthiest possible product. Our plants are grown at the Sunol AgPark, an organic farm community under the aegis of the non-profit SAGE Center.
Most plants are $2 or $3 each (cash or check payable to UC Regents only). Most importantly, all proceeds go directly to the Alameda County Master Gardeners, a non-profit working throughout the County, dedicated to educating the community about all things horticultural.
To be reminded about the event, click here.
To receive our Alameda County gardening newsletter, click here.
Looking for Gardening Help?
We have pulled out all the stops and put together our most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of handouts available on growing vegetables, just in time for our Spring Plant sale!
Here are our vegetable-specific handouts, as well as information on how to best deal with the drought in your garden.
|Beans||Caring for Beans|
|Cucurbits||Caring for Cucurbits|
|Eggplants||Caring for Eggplants|
|Garden||Your Food Garden During Drought|
|Peppers||Caring for Peppers|
|Squash||Caring for Squash|
|Squash||Fruit Set Problems in Squash|
|Tomatoes||Caring for Tomatoes|
|Tomatoes||Dry Farming Tomatoes|
|Tomatoes||Tomatoes and Drought|
|Tomatoes||Tomatoes - Common Pests and Diseases|
Provided by the State of California, a tremendous amount of information is available on the internet. It is specific to the unique California climate and therefore acts as a great source of comprehensive and locale-appropriate source of science-backed gardening information.
To go to the site, click here.
In addition, the Master Gardeners of Alameda County have created several short write-ups on topics of local interest. Please visit our mini-site Growing Your Own Food to access it. You will find it full of easy-to-follow instructions and information on how to grow food at your home, written by your local master gardeners .
Descriptions and Plant List
Here's your opportunity to research the varieties selected for sale. Select the type of plant you're interested in from the list below to download a detailed description of what will be offered.
- Roses? Roses!
Print out this checklist and mark your must-haves to make sure you get them before it's too late!
A number of talks are provided throughout the day. Presented by Agriculture and Farm Advisors, Alameda County Master Gardeners as well as the Sunol AgPark, a variety of topics will be covered.
All talks are presented in the Pavilion in the AgPark. The Pavilion is located at the eastern edge of the AgPark, among the oak trees that line the fence adjacent to the SFPUC facility.
In addition to the Master Gardener sponsored talks, several farmers at the AgPark will be providing tours and other events.
Relevant Gardening Videos
Want to learn what motivates Master Gardeners? Interested in understanding what drives the young farmers at the Sunol AgPark? We have assembled a collection of short videos that are hopefully interesting and informative and who knows, possibly inspirational.