200 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, California 94720

There are various Flower & Garden shows in the Bay Area, but how often do gardeners get the chance to network with other gardeners? The Bay Area is a hotbed of gardening and as such plays host to a - well - host of garden clubs, community gardens, plant societies, urban farms, and organizations that use gardening as a means to restore our environment, provide habitat to maintain biodiversity and to improve the lives of others.

Instead of being a large showcase of demonstration landscapes, Cross-Pollination brings gardeners and gardening organizations together. Even folks who already belong to one society may find they have an interest in another society. Clubs, community gardens, and plant societies can talk about their missions and reach out to potential new members in the lush surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. The plant-loving public can find out about various special interest and general gardening organizations, community gardens and volunteer opportunities as well as become better acquainted with all that UCBG has to offer. What user group fairs are to computer lovers, Cross-Pollination will be to gardeners and plant-lovers.

Groups that have already confirmed their presence:

Bay Area Mycological Society
California Habitats/Indigenous Activists (CHIA)
City of Oakland Community Gardening Program
Friends of Five Creeks
California Rare Fruit Growers - Golden Gate Chapter
Alameda County/ CC County Master Gardeners
Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society
Northern California Herb Society
The Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society
Diablo View Orchid Society
El Cerrito Gardening Club
Richmond Garden Club
Merritt College's Permaculture Program
East Bay Permaculture Guild
North Bay Rose Society
Bay Friendly Gardening Program
UCB's Sally Levinson with information on Lepidoptera
UCB's Dr. Robert Raabe with information on plant diseases

- Tabling by various Bay Area clubs, plant societies and gardens.

- Demos and lectures by distinguished guests.

- Bring your surplus gardening books and magazines for the swap area! Seeds, too!

- Bring your fliers, notebook, business cards, and get ready to meet loads of folks who love gardening as much as you do.

- If your gardening group didn't find out in time to reserve table space, feel free to bring fliers to put on our flier table. And give us your info so we can get you in next year!

***Free with the price of UCBG admission, however, nearby parking is not free. Carpool if you can. Find carpoolers by using the comments below to post where you're located and whether you're offering or needing a ride. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided, please plan on bringing a lunch if you're working a table.

Official Website: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

Added by spidra on July 12, 2007



I'm a co-organizer so I'll be there for the entire event, but I can take a couple passengers that would be willing to meet me near Ashby BART.