2019 EVENTs

Celebrate arbor day at Pioneer Park

Join Soil & Water Garden as we celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Mountain View!

  • WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • WHERE: Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St, Mountain View, CA 94041. [map]

  • MORE INFO: mountainview.gov/arborday

Note: There is no workday at Heritage Park this Saturday. Come visit our table at Arbor Day!

March 2019

March 6 – Wednesday workday, 10am – 12pm.
March 9 – Saturday workday, 10am – 12pm.


2019 Seed selection draft and garden planning meeting
January 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This is a meeting you don’t want to miss.  This is where we decide what gets planted at Soil&Water Garden this year.   If you are the expert on some crazy variety of heirloom squash, we want to hear from you!  Do you know more about tomatoes than anyone else? Come give us your advice! Know how to keep those darn squirrels out of the garden? We want to hear from you!


2018 Season wrapped

Soil&Water held over 68 workdays in 2018 (that right!  68)! That is a lot of gardening days in one year!  We had a lot of fun, made new friends, harvested approximately 3000 lbs of produce and held several events.  Our events included cooking demonstrations, kid’s camps, and some DIY projects like salve made from beeswax and calendula oil.  We wrapped up the year with a harvest festival.


Sept 1: SATURDAY workday. 
Sept 5: Regular workday (Sophie).
Sept 8: SATURDAY workday. 


Aug 1: Regular workday (Shree).
Aug 4: SATURDAY workday.
Aug 8: Regular workday (Kavita, Archana).
Aug 11: SATURDAY workday.
Aug 15: Regular workday (Shree).
Aug 18: SATURDAY: Cooking Demo – Tomatillos and Tamales (Augustina), then Kid's event: Dirt Detectives (Jason)
Aug 22: Regular workday (Sophie)
Aug 25: SATURDAY workday.
Aug 29: Regular workday (Kavita).

JULY 2018

Cooking demo
Kid's event

JUNE 2018

Wednesday, June 20     

We'll be harvesting potatoes and onions and cooking with them. We have two dishes planned to cook on site using our harvest.  Please bring your best potato recipe to share. We know that you have a really yummy potato recipe or family recipe and we'd love to learn about it. If you bring a plate and fork/spoon and something to drink out of, it saves on garbage but it isn't necessary.  And as always, bring a cloth bag to take home produce!

Saturday, June 23    

Soil&Water rock painting and signage activity. We’ll have large stones that our kids (and grown kids) will paint to place throughout the garden.  We'll provide the template and your creativity makes it awesome!  This will also be an ongoing activity for the remainder of June a long with regular maintenance and planting melons. 

MAY 2018

Saturday, May 5

Soil&Water will participate for the second year in the One Seed, One Community program to save seeds for local seed banks (Mountain View Library).  Hillie Salo will join us this Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10-12pm and tour our bean planting site! We'll also be planting a few beds of the "Three sisters" companion crops (corn, beans and squash) and mulching strawberries to create a layer of protection from the pill bugs (rolly-poly bugs). Garden lead for the day: Sophie.


October 2017

  • OCT 4, 2017 - chapstick making with infused calendula oil and beeswax from the resident bees.

  • OCT 11, 2017 - Last official garden workday this season! Diwali celebration potluck, calculate how many pounds of Petaluma gold rush beans we grew for donation to the seed bank.

  • SATURDAY, OCT 14 11:30am-9pm https://www.facebook.com/SiliconValleyGrows/ (let's carpool!)
    Rancho Rinconada Pk&Rec Ctr
    18000 Chelmsford Ave. Cupertino

  • There will be a:
    Seed Exchange
    Saving Seed Talk
    Petaluma Gold Rush Bean Weigh Off (we'll bring our saved beans for donation to the seed bank library)
    Movie: Seed the Untold Story


  • Sept 20, 2017 - regular workday reducing garden rows by pulling crops and planting crop cover

  • Sept 23, 2017 - tomato tasting + harvesting

  • Sept 27, 2017 - regular workday reducing garden rows by pulling crops and planting crop cover

  • Sept 30, 2017 - Plant snap peas, chard, and kale

  • Oct 7, 2017 - regular workday

  • Oct 11, 2017 - last regular workday, finishing up any remaining tasks to reduce the garden for winter.


We'll be reducing the garden for the winter and using the down time to build things - like a mini- greenhouse to start seeds, a tomato trellis, create signage for the garden, and other tools needed in the garden. 

If you are interesting in helping out over the winter months, please join the new Urban Garden Winter Task Force. Contact us if you'd like to be added to a project. 

Meetings will be held as needed to build things or gardening to maintain the winter garden. Regular garden workdays will return in February 2018.