Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Common Ground;s HOLIDAY HOURS OPEN December 24th 10 am - 3pm Closed; December 25, December 31, & January 1. Tidings of Comfort and Joy, Comfort and Joy!
Save 20% ALL books and bulbs ... ALL month of December. Print this coupon, show us on your smart phone, or tell us the secret code CG1212
Friday, August 17th, 2012
START YOUR FALL ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN Saturday, Sept 8, 2012 10:30 - 12:30 $31 To register http://startyourfallorganicvegetablegarden.eventbrite.com/
or call 650-493-6072 It's time to plant out your fall and winter veggies: spicy arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, peas, spinach and more. Have year-round vegetables using organic and sustainable techniques.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Sixth Annual Edible Landscaping Tour Organic food grown in our neighborhoods Saturday, July 21st, 11 am to 4 pm self-guided tour! * ten beautiful suburban gardens with organic edible landscapes gardners * get great ideas for your garden $35 To register click http://ediblelandscapingtour2012.eventbrite.com/
or call 650-493-6072
New Hours Begin Sunday July 1, 2012 Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:30pm Sunday-Monday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Common Ground is Closed on Memorial Day! Come for the Pop Up Plant sale with 3 local growers.... Saturday May 26th so you can translpants beauty and edibles in your garden on Memorial Day!
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
FREE GIFT with purchase! One bag of pretty bulbs with your purchase of $20 or more!!!
Monday, January 9th, 2012
Check out one of the BEST investments in your life. the Edible Garden Series offered at Common Ground begins this Saturday Jan 14th. Still time to Register @ http://ediblegardenseriesdesigntoharvest.eventbrite.com/
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Heirloom Transplant Trowel - features a rugged, one-piece stamped steel construction for strength and durability and is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand. Finished in a creamy ivory colored epoxy which will both protect the tool from the elements, and will aid in tool location in the garden.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Lots More 1 gallon Blueberries Arrived TODAY! Come and chose from the best selection. OPEN today & Friday. Closed Sat, Dec 31st, & Sun & Mon Jan 1 & 2nd OPEN Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Come in and check out the seeds that are on sale!!!
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
* * Holiday Hours * * Open Sat, December 24th, 2011 until 2:00 PM Closed December 25th, 2011 & December 26th, 2011 Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday in between! Closed Sat, December 31st, 2011 & Sun, January 1st, 2012 Open Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Cloud 9 Extra Virgin Olive Oil - From a long-time Palo Alto family, the finest extra virgin olive oil. We have two varieties of Italian and Spanish. Neither heat nor chemicals are used in pressing oil, allowing for maximum preservation of polyphenols and antioxidants. Pesticide Free!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Save 20% - Special E-news Coupon! All Books! Give your friends a new book this holiday season. Common Ground selects the very best gardening books for the discerning reader. Bring this coupon with you! Offer Expires: 12/31/11
Tulameen Raspberry - Perhaps the best raspberry is Tulameen. It grows in a clumping fashion, has minimal thorns and produces berries the size of cherries that yield to a gentle pull when harvested. Starting in July, you get up to 50 days of fruit! They keep and freeze well.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
The new crop of blueberries has JUST ARRIVED. 7 varieties! Early Blue bears very early in the season. Sharp Blue & Misty are early. Jubilee & Blue Crop bear in mid-season. South Moon is mid- to late-season, and Legacy is late bearing. Plant several varieties and enjoy blueberries all season long. Get a handy guide to growing blueberries and all the soil amendments you need to grow a bumper crop.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Open Friday after Thanksgiving 10am to 5:30. Get your special four-CD set on Breathing! Breathing techniques can infuse vitality into your Thanksgiving Holiday Season with more calm & joy. Breath awareness can inspire kindness. Common Ground's friend, Dr. Tia Rich, guides you into breathing expertise in this special four-CD set. The most important ingredient in your existence is your breathe.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Learn how to greatly boost your garden’s health through increasing biological life. There is a whole universe of living organisms under your feet. Soil contains essential life you can either support or undo through your gardening practices. Sat Nov 19th 10:30 am http://soilfoodwebclass.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Learn all about Graywater for a Green Garden class Sat Nov 12th 10:30 -12:30 Learn about the new codes, how you can assemble and maintain an inexpensive system and what not to put down your drain. Know what’s happening with local ordinances in Santa Clara & San Mateo counties so we can all keep this inexpensive & easily available resource. practiceshttp://graywaterforagreengarden.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
We are so happy Annie Main is gathering goodies from her farm to bring to the Wreath Making Class. Register ASAP..... so she can bring enough for your creations. http://holidaywreathmaking.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
HARVEST AND HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING Have fun learning how to make a beautiful wreath with all organic plant materials. Bring holiday cheer home with a wonderful wreath made by YOU! Decorate and transform your garden abundance into gifts for yourself and your friends Sat, Nov 5 2:00-4:00 $30 + $20 materials fee call 65-493-6072 beautiful.http://holidaywreathmaking.eventbrite.com/
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Gopher Mole & Vole control without Poisons.... This seminar will cover the basic steps one can take to minimize or eliminate the damage to a garden, farm or landscape from burrowing pest animals such as gophers, voles, moles and ground squirrels, as well as other larger animals such as rabbits, raccoons Sat Oct 22 10:30-12:30, $31 : http://controllinggophermolesvoles.eventbrite.com/
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
SOIL FOODWEB Sat, Nov 19 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://soilfoodwebclass.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Learn how to greatly boost your garden's health through increasing biological life. There is a whole universe of living organisms under your feet. Soil contains essential life you can either support or undo through your gardening practices.
GRAYWATER FOR A GREEN GARDEN Sat, Nov 12 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://graywaterforagreengarden.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 On January 12, 2010, state lawmakers enacted new codes that allow more flexibility in irrigating your garden with graywater. Learn about the new codes, how you can assemble and maintain an inexpensive system and what not to put down your drain.
HARVEST AND HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING Sat, Nov 5 2:00-4:00 $30 + $20 materials fee Click http://holidaywreathmaking.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 You will have fun learning how to make a beautiful wreath with all organic plant materials. Bring holiday cheer home with a wonderful wreath made by YOU! Decorate and transform your garden abundance into gifts for yourself and friends.
CONTROLLING GOPHERS, MOLES, VOLES & OTHER GARDEN PESTS WITHOUT POISONS Sat, Oct 22 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://controllinggophermolesvoles.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Learn basic steps to minimize damage to a garden, farm or landscape from burrowing pest animals such as gophers, voles, and moles, as well as larger animals such as rabbits, raccoons, opossum, skunks and deer.
PLANNING YOUR GARDEN WITH MASTER CHARTS Sat, Oct 15 2:00-4:00 $31 Click http://planningyourgardenwiththemastercharts.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 The Master Charts in How to Grow More Vegetables contain a lot of information that can help you calculate the amount of seed to sow, the number of flats you will need, when to sow and more.
HOW TO SAVE YOUR OWN SEEDS Sat, Oct. 15 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://howtosaveyourseeds.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 With just a little more time and effort, you can have the satisfaction of saving seeds from your own garden and planting them next year. We will discuss these principles and how they apply to crops commonly grown in backyard gardens.
HERBS AND GREENS WORKSHOP Sat, Oct 8 10:30-1:00 $38 + $7 supplies fee Click http://herbsandgreens.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 It's time to fill our gardens with plantings of "herbs and greens" for bountiful harvests this autumn, winter and spring! Herbs and greens are easy to grow and loaded with nutrition and vitality. Enjoy a variety of textures and fragrance.
DOUBLE-DIGGING AND BED PREPARATION Sat, Oct 1 1:30-3:30 $31 Click http://dubdigging.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Improve the long-term sustainability and ecology of your soil, potentially making the difference between good and poor soil structure and between high and low crop yields. includes a hands-on demonstration at the Common Ground Garden.
COMPLETE-DIET MINI-FARMING Sat. Oct. 1 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://completedietgarden.eventbrite.com/to
register or call 650-493-6072 People often wonder how they can grow all their own food. This class will show you how to plan a highly productive and ecologically sustainable garden or mini-farm that will produce healthy, nutritious food in the smallest space possible.
TOP TEN HERBS TO GROW Sat, Sept 24 10:30-1:30 $42 Click http://top10herbstogrow.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 You can do a lot with just a few herbs. This class will discuss how to use 10 immensely useful plants, many of which are probably already growing in your gardens. Learn how to plant, prepare, harvest and use these plants for common maladies and for health preservation.
COMPOSTING Sat, Sept 17 1:30-3:30 $31 Click http://biointensivecomposting.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Learn the easiest and most effective way to compost, including how to effectively recycle your kitchen scraps and how to maximize carbon and nitrogen in your pile. This ever-popular class includes a hands-on demonstration at the Common Ground Garden.
INTRODUCTION TO GROW BIOINTENSIVE Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://introductiontogrowbiointensive.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 How can you grow all of your own food in the smallest possible space while simultaneously building up soil fertility? This whole-system approach to sustainable gardening includes deep soil preparation, and composting.
START YOUR FALL GARDEN Sat, Sept. 10 10:30-1:00 $35 Click http://startyourfallgarden.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Plant a vegetable garden! Bring beautiful diversity to your garden with a variety of vegetables. Grow vegetables in containers and in beds. Plan for a year-round harvest, coordinating the garden with your kitchen with easy growing and shade tolerant plants.
YOGA FOR GARDENERS Sat, Sept 3 10:30-12:30 $31 Click http://yogacareforgardeners.eventbrite.com/
to register or call 650-493-6072 Take care of your body and your back the same way you care for your garden. You will practice gentle poses to strengthen your core. Learn how to best use your legs as the foundation when bending and lifting. Learn how to stretch before and during gardening.
Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Fifth Annual Edible Landscaping Tour organic food grown in our neighborhoods Sat July 23rd 11 am to 4 pm Join this inspirational self-guided tour in and around Palo Alto! For Garden Descriptions http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org/ediblelandscapingtour.htm
Cost: $35 – Register http://fifthediblelandscapingtour.eventbrite.com/
or call 650-493-6072
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
STARTING YOUR SUMMER GARDEN Drew Harwell Sat, April 30 10:30 - 12:30 $31 To register call 650-493-6072 http://startingyoursummergarden.eventbrite.com/
This popular class will inspire you to grow vegetables and herbs. Class will conclude with a tour of Jesse Cool's Garden.
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Select from a bountiful diverse selection of seed packets including..... Seed Savers Exchange, Renee's Garden, Seeds of Change, Larner's Seeds, California Native Seeds, and Nichols Garden Nursery. Almost all seeds are open-pollinated so you are able to do your own seed saving. Stop by the center to see the newest collection.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Asparagus has arrived! Many people have been patiently awaiting its arrival. We have a Mary Washington type, a variety that is well adapted to growing in California. It produces high yields of large diameter, dark green spears. Will produce for up to 15 years!
Friday, February 18th, 2011
Buy our gift certificates at http://shoplocal.ly/32P2B1
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Buy our gift certificates at http://shoplocal.ly/32P2B1
Friday, January 14th, 2011
Buy our gift certificates at http://shoplocal.ly/32P2B1
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Friday, December 17th, 2010
Renee's 2010 Packets only 99 Cents until 12/29! Come in and stock up for next season! http://www.shoppaloalto.com/marketplace/?ad=10014690