Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs from their Gardens
The first local Garden Share was held August 21,2010, with people coming together to share produce, chat and get to know one another. Four other events followed in 2010, where home gardeners met for a free exchange of garden bounty. Here is one guest’s rave review: “What a great event, like a free farmers’ market – grapes and raspberries and oranges and two types of apples, sage and oregano and rosemary and thyme, sorrel and a plethora of tomatoes, seeds to save and plant, and some beautiful flowers. Thank you!” – Rani
For even more history read this blog post by Peter Ruddock.
Through the fall of 2014, many Garden Shares were held at Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center. We miss that location, but our Garden Shares go on in a number of other locations:
- A Local Garden Share is held every Second Saturday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, year-round, at the Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto. This event is supported by a coalition of community ecological organizations and neighborhood groups including: Common Ground Garden, Transition Palo Alto and Transition Silicon Valley.
- A Local Garden Share is held every Fourth Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, starting in April, 2013, at the redwood grove in the town center of Portola Valley. This event is supported by the Town of Portola Valley.
- A Local Garden Share is held every Fourth Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, from January through November, at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale. This event is supported by a coalition of community, ecological, and neighborhood groups including: Acterra, Full Circle Farm, Summer Winds, Sunnyvale Cool, and Transition Silicon Valley.
- A Local Garden Share is forming with the intention to be held monthly in San Carlos. This event is supported by the Share San Carlos!. (Check back for updates. Or message us to get involved.)
We hope to expand to other locations in the future.
Join us to share garden bounty. Bring what you have to share; take home something you don’t. Think of it as a free backyard farmers market.
Bring your homegrown fruit, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, flowers, seeds, & plant seedlings!
Come even if you don’t have anything – later you will have something and those who have something now won’t.