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Alameda Point Collaborative

The Volunteer will tend and improve an existing large raised planting bed showcasing native plants of California.

Ploughshares Nursery trains and employs residents of the Alameda Point Collaborative supportive housing community.
Ploughshares Nursery is a non-profit social enterprise of the Alameda Point Collaborative supportive housing community. We offer native plants, drought tolerant plants and edible plants as well as 'less toxic’ , 'I.P.M.’ and organic garden goods at affordable prices.

100% of our sales support housing and services for formerly homeless families and individuals living on the old Alameda Naval Base in Alameda CA.

We advance our local community by:

  • Selling products that protect the environment
  • Using recycled materials whenever possible
  • Creating job training and employment opportunities for residents of APC housing
  • Generating revenue to support APC housing

We offer free hands-on workshops throughout the year on subjects such as 'year round vegetable gardening’, 'drip irrigation’, 'pruning’, 'dry composting’, 'worm composting’, 'how to plant stuff and succeed’, 'habitat gardening’, 'care and feeding of native plants’, 'growing awesome tomatoes’, 'container gardening’, 'sheet mulching’, 'care and feeding of succulents’. We are proud to host speakers on subjects ranging from 'tool sharpening’ to 'the life-cycle of Monarch Butterflies’ and 'introductory permaculture’. Our workshops are best when they are collaborations between the attendees and the hosts because we understand that gardening is community-art and we know the best artists are the home gardeners in our community. Sign up for our newsletter and come on down for a free workshop, its not a classroom to passively attend, you’ll be helping others to learn when you offer your own experience.

See you at the nursery!

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About Alameda Point Collaborative

Location:

677 W Ranger Ave;;, ALAMEDA, CA 94501, US

Mission Statement

The Alameda Point Collaborative is a unique neighborhood located on 34 acres of Alameda Point. At APC, we work to end homelessness by providing housing and services to create communities where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish. APC is situated on the former Alameda Naval Air Station, and operates 200 housing units. APC provides affordable housing, job training, health services and employment in a community that fosters support and interaction. APC operates a community garden, bike shop, commercial plant nursery, health center and community center.

Description

The Alameda Point Collaborative is a unique neighborhood located on 34 acres of Alameda Point. At APC, we work to end homelessness by providing housing and services to create communities where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish.

APC is situated on the former Alameda Naval Air Station, and operates 200 housing units. APC provides affordable housing, job training, health services and employment in a community that fosters support and interaction. APC operates a community garden, bike shop, commercial plant nursery, health center and community center.

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Wed Mar 31, 2021 - Tue Jun 29, 2021
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

2701 Main StAlameda, CA 94501

(37.7882,-122.29317)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • this is an ongoing project with no set end date
  • must be able to bend down, work on hands and knees occasionally and lift up to 30lbs as needed, also be prepared to get dirty

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