This year’s Tenth Annual Edible Garden Tour could not have happened without the generosity of our local sponsors. Common Ground Garden is deeply grateful for their willingness to champion local gardens by supporting the Tour!
Lyngso Garden Materials is the place for everything from sands, pebbles and boulders to ready mix concrete, tools and soil mixes. With the resources and expertise to both satisfy the largest contractor and guide the homeowner on any landscaping project. In addition, Lyngso also supplies organic gardeners with excellent soil improvements, from locally brewed compost tea to special composts and mulches. We can assist you with any project, especially in helping you improve the biology of your soil.
Bucks of Woodside is a restaurant in that specializes in delicious and hearty breakfasts, is known for its whacky decor. We recommend the blueberry buckwheat pancakes with a fresh sqeezed orange juice! It has been a fixture of Silicon Valley for decades and was the birthplace of many tech start-ups, like Car maker Tesla. Keep an eye out for the old fashioned cash register (still being used!) and the wigged unicorn, hanging from the ceiling. Also, its the only your kids can go on a “treasure hunt” around the dining room.
Vision Recycling is an organics recycling company and compost producer in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. Vision Recycling provides mobile grinding services, turn-key operations, hauling capabilities and objective solutions for your recycling challenges. They take organic material (green waste, yard trimmings & tree debris) and transform it into Compost, Wood Chips, Mulch and Soil Amendments. Vision Recycling values a localized approach to green waste recycling, minimizing trucks on the road and returning materials to the soils from which they came.
For more information, check out their website.
Orchard Supply Hardware – Mountain View; Our Mission: To be America’s neighborhood hardware and garden store focused on paint, repair, and the backyard. Today, Orchard is a thriving retail hardware company with more than 80 stores located throughout California and Oregon. In September, 2013 the company was acquired by home improvement retailer Lowe’s, but remains a separate business unit. Also in that year, the company began systematically updating its vintage stores to a larger, modern format utilizing wider aisles, improved lighting, colorful signage and an enhanced selection of high-quality merchandise.
Davena Gentry, GREEN Realtor at Sereno Group is a dedicated and experienced in the Peninsula real estate, committed to creating a business that is socially conscious and environmentally sustainable. By forming in-house environmental and philanthropic committees, the Sereno Group is Sereno‘s mission to create a culture that is responsible to the earth and the local community. They are continually exploring ways in which to improve the use of resources and abilities to support the community through volunteering, support and philanthropy.
Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula has been researching and teaching the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-Farming Method for over 40 years. This unique food-raising system shows people across the world how to be self-sustaining and champions local food production, food sovereignty, soil health and long-term sustainability. This small-scale farming system nurtures healthy soil, produces high crop yields, and conserves resources. Ecology Action started and supports its projects, including Common Ground Garden.
Ciardella’s Garden Supply has served the Bay Area gardening community since 1959. They offer a wide range of landscaping products (including decorative rock, boulders, natural flat stones, topsoil, soil conditioners, bark, gravel, drain rock, interlocking pavers, steel products, seasoned oak firewood, and Delta Bluegrass sod) both in bulk and by the bag! They also offer delivery service in the Peninsula and South Bay.
Los Altos Nursery: “We take pride in offering the best quality at our family owned nursery- the best tomatoes and other vegetables on the Peninsula! We have wonderful, friendly staff!”
M&M Nursery: Specializes in both landscaping and direct plant sales. They have a large selection natives, exotics, edibles, and the usual ornamentals and veggies.
Wegman’s Nursery has long been a Peninsula tradition and is known for the quality of plant material and knowledgeable staff. Service is the watchword at Wegman’s. The staff will help you select plants which compliment your home and which are seasonally appropriate or that are deer resistant. You will be treated to the newest ideas in gardening. And best of all, Wegman’s can provide delivery service. We also stock a complete line of organic materials. Wegman’s believes that a knowledgeable gardener is a happy gardener. Every effort is made to educate the gardening homeowner with our website, with Care Guide on all topics and with free seminars.
With age comes wisdom at SummerWinds Palo Alto. Originally opened under the Woolworth Nurseries® banner in 1960, our eldest SummerWinds boasts a massive selection of color for your garden, porch or patio. Peninsula customers, and others valley-wide, visit our top-selling store for California Natives, as well as Judith’s mindfully selected plants and respected advice on our local fauna. You’ll also find vegetables and herbs rarely seen elsewhere thanks to Sammy’s vegetable expertise. An elegant to edible palate of plants awaits you at SummerWinds Palo Alto — with all the accompanying knowledge you’ll need to succeed, whatever your gardening endeavor.
Epic Coffee was founded out of a passion for great coffee and a deep commitment to both people and planet. Dave Thompson, founder of Epic Coffee, has been a proponent of Fair Trade coffee since his university days. However, he recognized that Fair Trade doesn’t guarantee great coffee. Having spent a significant amount of time in Guatemala, Dave also saw the challenges faced by both small share farmers and the pickers working on larger estates. Epic Coffee works directly with coffee growers producing great coffee, while ensuring ethical practices, such as paying workers fair wages and protecting the environment.
Slow Food South Bay is an organization that promotes good, clean, fair food for all people. They emphasize the importance of buying and eating food within the local community. Slow Food educates people about the food they eat, they advocate for farm and food policies, and they celebrate the regional foods by visiting farms, restaurants, and more.