“Eating California” Summer Solstice Festival 6.22.13

Save the date:  June 22 2013 6pm at the Middlebrook Center, San Jose.

You’re invited!

Date: Saturday, June 22, | Time: 6 to 10pm, | Place: The Middlebrook Center, 76 Race Street San Jose, CA

Register online now

The California Native Garden Foundation and our ELSEE education program proudly present our premier summer event: The ELSEE Summer Solstice Festival “Eating California™” Fundraiser!  Be prepared for an [...]

Pallet Garden Workshop Photos

Pallet Workshop

Our pallet garden workshop led by Aaron Middlebrook was a great success. Many people came out and put together some wonderful gardens. Thanks, Aaron, for gathering all the materials and showing us how to do it! The photos show the step-by-step process.

Linda Bender made a pallet garden and later said to Alrie, “I [...]

Pallet Garden Workshop and Work Day, April 27

Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden Workshop Saturday, April 27 Work Day, 9 to 4; Workshop, 10 to noon Middlebrook Center, 76 Race St., San Jose

Date: Saturday, April 27, | Time: 10:00 to noon, | Place: ELSEE @ Middlebrook Center Gardens, 76 Race Street San Jose, CA

Pallet Garden

Mark your calendar for one of our most exciting workshops this year: Salad in a [...]

Managing native gardens for a sustainable future

Tam-Avery Garden

 Postponed to a later date tbd.

Date: Saturday, March 23, | Time: 10:00 to noon, | Place: ELSEE @ Middlebrook Center Gardens, 76 Race Street San Jose, CA

Alrie Middlebrook presents a case study workshop of five gardens: Managing native gardens for a sustainable future.

We all love a new native garden. But after 5 years, do we still love it? Alrie [...]

Pollinators Workshop on March 9

Jeffrey Caldwell teaches the Pollinators Workshop

Those who went to the CNGF workshop on pollinators were once again laden with good information from biologist Jeffrey Caldwell. He started extemporaneously with limiting factors that are keeping pollinators from surviving. Just a few:

The artificial light that is constant daylight in mall and apartment building flower beds prevents flowers from blooming, keeps pollinators [...]