Updated on February 27, 2019
Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) donate seeds each year to hundreds of gardens across the United States.
Groups that qualify for seed donations include:
Educates, inspires, and empowers East Bay residents to grow their own fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables in raised beds or containers using organic practices. We create sustainable gardens in small spaces, patios, and containers that provide direct access to healthy food choices. Gardening workshops and coaching are available.
"Cultivating Gardens for Generations"
Alden Lane Nursery
Carries a large variety of bare root fruit tree, berries, wine grapes & table grapes as well as a Kids' Club that gives garden classes all summer to kids from 5-12 yrs. Open daily.
A public garden with hill views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. Their mission is to expand and sustain a well-designed outdoor environment that supports teaching and research in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design. The garden contains a large diversity of plant materials that grow in our Mediterranean type climate and contains new and historic garden design and structures designed and built by UC professors, students and garden staff. With this, Blake Garden encourages the development of understanding and appreciation of nature in the garden environment. Some of the features include: rainwater catchment, creek restoration, native plants, on-site composting, volunteer opportunities. Open to the public M-F from 8am to 4:30pm. Tours are available to groups of 10 or more -- call to make a reservation. They also offer some volunteer opportunities.
Davey Tree -- East Bay
Tree care professionals who provide tree health, tree safety, tree care and maintenance, and other arborist services.
California Flora Nursery
Sells native and Mediterranean plants including perennials, shrubs, grasses and vines, a few tree species. Wholesale and retail.
Transforming private yards into nutritious food gardens: the mission of Planting Justice is to democratize access to affordable, nutritious food by empowering disenfranchised urban residents with skills, inspiration, and paid opportunities we need to maximize food production, healthy jobs and natural beauty in our neighborhoods. Can design and install greywater solutions for the garden.
Organic Seeds Trust
Seeds Trust is a 25 year old family operation dedicated to teaching you to save your own seeds, grow delicious home gardens and create stunning native landscapes. Browse or search the entire Seeds Trust online seed catalog or narrow your focus in the seed catalogs listed below.
How to save seeds: Advanced
Factsheet for advanced on saving seeds. Includes seeds of medium to high difficulty. For beginners, refer to beginner's guide.
Point Reyes Compost Company
They sell manure from happy cows and also offer wood chips sourced from local milling companies for mulch or landscaping purposes, and are rolling out more products all the time.
The Living Seed Company
We support happy healthy people preserving genetic diversity in our food through the distribution and growing of open pollinated, organic, heirloom food seeds and educating about the life affirming art of seed saving. We are dedicated to planting the seeds of World Peace through support the act of families, friends, and communities growing food together.
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