Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

The Green Ball
The Green Ball benefiting Friends of the Earth
Friday, May 21st

Meet celebrity guests and Green Ball awardees, learn about Friends of the Earth's campaigns, while enjoying breathtaking views of Aquatic Park and dining on locally sourced and organic cuisine.
The event will benefit Friends of the Earth's efforts to exert pressure on polluters, mobilize public action, create meaningful legislation and get the most powerful and effective environmental laws enacted. Friends of the Earth's mission is to create a healthy world.

Tickets are $200 and sponsorships start at $1,000. All sponsorships include admission to the VIP Pre-Party. For more information please visit

Friday, May 21st
1 Fort Mason in San Francisco.
6:00pm - 7:00pm, VIP Sponsor Pre-Party
7:30pm - 10:30pm, The Green Ball 1 Fort Mason in San Francisco
Contact Caely French at 415-544-0790 ext 212 or


Vegetable Gardening
Grow Your Own Vegetables by Carol Klein
(ISBN 978-1-84533-551-9) Mitchell Beazley Press, 2010

Grow Your Own Vegetables is a well illustrated "how-to" guide for the home gardener. The book covers everything you need to know about growing your own vegetables for the table, including growing in small spaces, building the garden, extending the season, dealing with problems and what type of plants to select to keep healthy home-grown vegetables on your table year round.
The colorful photographs illustrate growing and planting techniques. If you have ever tasted a carrot just pulled from the earth, you know what a heavenly flavor treat is in store for the home gardener when they take growing food into their own hands. Grow Your Own Vegetables is 224 pages, including index and glossary.


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