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

September 30 at 11 am

Biofuel Oasis, Berkeley, CA

As we approach the season to cut back perennial herbs and plant the cold weather herb garden, Stefani Bittner will discuss favorite unique varieties to plant now to harvest and eat fresh through the fall and winter months, as well as her favorite preserving techniques for big herb harvests, from infused vinegars and salts to striking garlands and drying bundles. Sign up for the class here

October 1 from 10:30 am- noon

Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA

Edible flowers are some of the greatest multi-taskers in the garden; they support pollinators while adding beauty and color, and are delicious and nutritious to boot. Join Stefani Bittner and our edible gardener Sierra Vasquez to explore their favorite varieties (taste testing included!), how they plant strategically in the Bay Area to maximize harvest and beauty, and how they like to utilize edible flowers, from beautiful pressed cheeses and medicinal teas to healing creams and infused vinegars. You'll learn how to make your own salt scrub with scented geraniums, and you'll leave with a luxurious moisturizing and exfoliating scrub of your own creation. More details to come here

October 3 at 2 pm

Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, CA

In this intimate, hands-on gardening class, you'll learn how to make the most of your fall and winter edible garden. What should you plant now to eat at Thanksgiving? Which salad greens and herbs will provide a bountiful harvest all winter long? Homestead Design Collective's Lead Edible Gardener, Sierra Vasquez, will tackle solutions for common gardening issues in the colder months and will answer all of your questions to set you up for success this season. You'll also plant seeds and seedlings in the MAGC Edible Garden to practice Sierra's tips and tricks of the trade. 

November 12 from 10:30 am-noon

Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA

It may be the time of year to cut back your perennial herbs, but that doesn't mean you should have to go without their flavor and nutritional benefits all winter long. Join Stefani Bittner and our edible gardener Sierra Vasquez to learn unique and exciting techniques to maximize your herb harvest; infuse your vinegars, preserve favorite herbs in salt for culinary use and luxurious baths, transform them into shrubs to liven up cocktails. You'll learn how to create a stunning herb garland and you'll leave with a garland of your own creation, which can serve as a lively centerpiece and all-in-one dried herb source throughout the holiday season. More details to come here