bay-friendly coalition
Bay-Friendly Landscaping
& Gardening Coalition

Upcoming Bay-Friendly Sponsored Events:

Note: For a Calendar of Upcoming Bay-Friendly CEU Opportunities click here.

Grow Your Business - Turn the Drought into Sustainable Landscaping Opportunities

Topics and Speakers:

  • Specialize or Die - Why creating a memorable brand is critical to your success. Find clients who value and need your expertise. Presented by Kelly Fore Dixon.

  • 8 Steps to Close - Learn where you are in the sales cycle so you know the next step to take. How to get the price you desire without concern for losing the sale. Presented by Beatrice Stonebanks

  • Marketing in the World We Are Living In - How to use today’s digital marketing tools and techniques to increase awareness and sales. Presented by Kjell Kallman.

How to Attend:

  • When: Thursday, May 14, 2015. Formal Program 2:00 - 6:00pm. Networking 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Where: Waterfront Hotel, Jack London Square, 10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Cost: $65 for Bay Friendly members, $75 for non-members. Click here to register.

Download the event flyer


During the Drought, It's Time to Help Out - BFQP Volunteer Day - May 23, 2015

Join Bay-Friendly in supporting the community revitalization of the Cohen-Bray House & Oak Tree Farm; which is a registered historic site in the heart of the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Efforts are currently underway via the Victory Garden Foundation and the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Alameda County to restore the gardens at the site and make them a focus for community-based sustainable gardening education and urban agriculture.

BFQP know-how and muscle are needed to perform site work, clear overgrowth, sheet mulch, prune trees and shrubs, repair irrigation, and check the operational status of landscape equipment (tractor, rototiller, shredder). This is a great opportunity for BFQPs to promote their business and Bay-Friendly training, while also contributing to the restoration of a historic community resource. Participating BFQPs, who RSVP, will receive BFC CE credit for renewal and be included in the press release. Work date is Saturday, May 23 from 10am-3pm. Register to participate by contacting BFC Trainer, Stephen Andrews at stephen@bayfriendlycoalition.org

Visit the following sites for more information about the Cohen-Bray House & Oak Tree Farm:


Bay-Friendly Afternoon at the Movies - July 12, 2015 12:30-2:30pm at the New Parkway Theater

“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.” - Washington Post

Bay-Friendly hosts a showing of Symphony of the Soil. Meet some of the Bay-Friendly board and staff members, enjoy the New Parkway, and celebrate soil with a bunch of other landscape-geeks. $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 13. Buy tickets now!


Bay-Friendly Home Gardener Events

Lose Your Lawn Nursery Talks

lawn conversionRemove your lawn without tearing it out! Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals will demonstrate the tools of lawn conversion with the innovative technique of Sheet Mulching. Following Bay-Friendly Practices you’ll learn how to conserve natural resources, reduce pollution, create a vibrant garden, save time and money.

Attendees receive free copy of our Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide (retails for 12.00), climate appropriate plant selection and irrigation resources, and a chance to win raffle prizes.

All events are free and open to the public, and no prior registration is required.

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