Homestead Design Collective
Homestead Design Collective is a Bay Area edible landscaping company. We design, create, and organically maintain beautiful gardens that provide harvest.

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upcoming events

January 27, February 24, + March 24, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Biofuel Oasis, Berkeley, CA

Stefani will be teaching a three-part series; Growing Food 101- come for one class or all. Session 1: Getting StartedWe'll cover food safety, soil structure, building raised vegetable beds, and setting up irrigation systems and watering strategies. You'll learn everything you need to know to structure your edible garden for success. Session 2: Planting Your GardenWe'll dive into soil preparation, perennial and annual plants, growing by seed, growing by transplant, plant placement, and fertilization. You'll leave with all of the tools to grow an abundance of food. Session 3: MaintenanceWe'll discuss how you can make the most of your garden for a lifetime to come. We'll cover maintenance, secession planting, organic pest management, trouble-shooting water issues, harvesting, and maximizing food and enjoyment from your edible garden. We'll also talk about incorporating bees, backyard chickens, and pets into an edible garden space. $35 per class, or $90 for all three. 

March 3, 2018

Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg

Save the date! Join Stefani at the dreamy Healdsburg SHED for a hands-on winter edible gardening workshop focused on citrus. She'll share her favorite citrus varieties and tips and tricks to growing exceptional citrus. There will be taste testing and a delicious DIY take-home project, TBA. Stay tuned for more details!  

March 10, 2018, 10-11:30 am

Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito

In the Bay Area, it's possible to grow all that you need for delicious, hearty salads each and every season. Join Sierra Vasquez of Homestead Design Collective to learn how to make the most of your salad garden, or start one from scratch. She'll dive into soil preparation, growing greens by seed and transplant, plant placement, and fertilization. She'll also share her favorite seasonal varieties of classic and unusual greens and recipes to put them to use in delicious, inventive ways. You'll leave with all of the tools to grow and enjoy an abundance of garden-to-table salad all year long! 

April 29, 2018

Healdsburg SHED HomeFarm, Healdsburg

Save the date! We're so excited for this collaboration with Studio Choo, Sasha Duerr, and Healdsburg SHED, which has been a long time in the making. We'll introduce a plant palette for your garden that is easy to grow and can be used for the harvest of food, flowers, and natural dye. We'll start by getting to know the plant palette and then we'll transition into a flower arranging class with Studio Choo's Alethea Harampolis. We'll wrap up with natural dye instruction from Sasha Duerr, author of Natural Color. A delicious lunch will be included. Stay tuned for more details! 

May 12, 2018, 10-11:30 am

Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito

Edible flowers are some of the greatest multitaskers in the garden; they support pollinators while adding beauty and color, and are delicious and nutritious to boost. Join Sierra Vasquez in exploring her favorite varieties (taste testing included!), learn how she plants them strategically to maximize bounty and beauty, and discover how she likes to utilize and preserve edible flowers after they've been harvested, from beautiful pressed cheeses and medicinal teas to healing creams and infused vinegars. You'll leave with a luxurious moisturizing and exfoliating flower-infused salt scrub of your own creation.