growing an ecosystem of abundance

Tour, Gardening, Potluck and Pool Party near Novato

Interested in collective gardening and orcharding?

Join us this Sunday, the first in a Summer series !

loquat cluster

Tour, Gardening,
Potluck & Pool Party
at G.E.M.
Sunday, June 8, 10am-5pm
@ Garden of Eve-n-More, (G.E.M.)
near Novato, CA (address sent upon RSVP)

Hosted by John Valenzuela & Gustavo Alcantar


Come join us for a day of education and work in the gardens and orchard followed by fun at the pool and a potluck. This is the first event in our summer series.

GARDEN TOUR & INTRO (10am-11am)
We will start with a tour of the 5 acre property, which is a ‘gem’ that includes native oak forest and chaparral, 100-year old buildings, fruit trees and vegetable gardens, bamboo grove, fragrant rose collection and nursery. With established fruit trees that have been multigrafted, there are now about 150 varieties of fruit growing (there may be some berries to sample).

HANDS IN THE DIRT (11am – 1pm)
We will work in the veggie gardens to clear, weed, plant, transplant, propagate, harvest and learn together.

We can then get refreshed in the large swimming pool and share some food amid the palm trees & roses. Bring your swimsuit and a dish/drink to share.

The tour and garden activities will be lead by John Valenzuela, gardener, consultant and Permaculture educator, who is also known as an expert ‘fruit freak’, serving as chairperson for the Golden Gate chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers.

John has been maintaining this land for several years, and is pleased to announce that there will now be opportunities to share the garden space for collaborative food growing.

$10-20 Donation sliding scale + Potluck item
Please RSVP to to reserve a spot and we will send address & more information



pomegranate flowers


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