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  • Apr 13, 2013 from 7:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: We will visit exceptional trees in Oakland, Lafayette, Alameda, San Leandro
  • Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2020

Yes, you can grow avocados! Join writer and landscaper Jillian Steinberger on Saturday April 13, 1–5pm for an adventurous carpool caravan tour to visit vigorous avocado trees in the East Bay. You’ll learn: why so few have been planted here, and why experts are now recommending planting more; the varieties we can grow here, from Hass to Reed and more, and which are hardiest for our microclimates; how to plant for a year round crop; about pollination, cultivation, fertilization, pruning and harvesting; about the health benefits, and culinary and cosmetic uses for avocados. We’ll also share recipes and talk about neighborhood sharing and gleaning.

For more info, check out Jillian's article, "The East Bay Avocado: Invisible No Longer."(

This event is hosted by The Institute of Urban Homesteading.
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If you have questions, send a message to Jillian on FB or call the Institute at (510)927-3252.

Course fee: $40-70 sliding scale

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