Upcoming Classes

October Classes

October 14th, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Sheet Mulching Basics & Design – Free
Find out how to go from lawn to garden without removing the grass! Landscape Designer, Tyler Coen, will demonstrate the easy, sustainable process called sheet mulching. You’ll learn how to layer cardboard, compost, and mulch right on top of the lawn and plant right into it. Sheet mulching materials break down naturally and feed your soil to provide a healthy foundation for healthier plants. He will also talk about basic design elements to help you transform your landscape. Tyler will provide valuable resource information, including lawn conversion rebates from water utilities, sheet mulch vendors, and take home materials for designing and planting a new garden.

October 14th, 11:00 a.m. Bulb Layering with Greg Zollars – Free
Here’s your chance to learn to create a beautiful pot combining flowers and bulbs! A cheerful greeter at your front door, these pots will WOW your neighbors and friends. Greg will share great information on how to do this easy project in an hour!!

October 14th, 1:00 p.m. Home Grown Medicine for Boosting Fall Immunity – Teacher: Lenore Ockerberg, Community Herbalist  – Free
In this workshop, Lenore will discuss the difference between using herbs for culinary purposes vs. using them therapeutically to boost immunity. She will talk about a variety of herbal remedies you can make right at home to help boost your immune function during the Fall season. Many of the herbs she’ll discuss can easily be grown at home in your own garden. You will take home an information packet including lots of recipes you can make at home! Lenore is a local Herbalist and Herbal Educator with a passion for educating people about the wonderful world of herbs, nutrition, and natural healing. She completed her Foundations of Herbalism program with Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies in Berkeley, CA and her Community Clinical Herbalism program at The California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA. Please join us for this fun and informative class!

October 15th – 2:00-3:00 p.m. Fall is for Planting Veggies with Brian Perrin – Free
Brian will spend some time covering the perfect planting season for perennials, winter annuals, and so many cool season veggies.

Crafternoon – Join us each Month – Craft Workshop!

Crafternoons are a chance to access your inner artist once a month at Alden Lane! It is an opportunity to get together and create something amazing and have a bunch of fun doing it. Even better- invite a couple of friends to do it with you! These make and take projects don’t require any special skills, and kids from 12 to 112 can do them (although younger kids could do it with the help of an adult). Pick one project (or more!) and pre-pay with our Alden Lane Cashiers to reserve your space, as the classes fill up fast. (925)447-0280. If we don’t have 8 sign-ups by the Wednesday before the Saturday class, the class will be canceled, so register as soon as possible. Let’s have FUN!

Come and have some fun with our Make & Take Projects. Sign up today!

Painted Pinecone Wreath – Saturday, October 28th   1:30-3 pm
Come and make a colorful fall or Christmas masterpiece for your home- these pine cones resemble beautiful flowers and are filled in between with soft, colorful reindeer moss. The wreaths will last for years to come and will be a unique addition to your home, designed by YOU! The cost for making this beautiful wreath is $42.00 plus tax, which includes all instructions and materials. Please sign up by October 25th to reserve your space.

Felted Scarf Workshop – Saturday, Nov. 18   1:30-3 pm
Just in time for Holiday giving! A lovely, handmade creation using a wet felting technique to embed colorful raw wool into a silk scarf. They come out absolutely stunning and beautiful! Join our felting teacher Ruth and learn this captivating craft.

Needle Felted Stocking – Saturday, December 16, 1:30 to 3-pm
We love this needle felting! No sewing involved! This addicting craft is one you will want to explore, as the possibilities are endless. Ruth will teach us this simple and rewarding felted Holiday Stocking that will look great incorporated into your festive décor. The cost for this class is $24.00 plus tax and includes materials and instruction. Reserve your space by Dec. 13th with our cashiers at Alden Lane

Quilt Show Classes


Several classes will be held before and after our September “Quilting in the Garden” Read more about the quilt show and class offerings here.