Changing Gears is a full-service nonprofit bike shop which offers professional repairs, new & used bikes/parts sales, job training, volunteer/community service opportunities, and DIY repair stands Read more [...]
Ploughshares Nursery trains and employs residents of the Alameda Point Collaborative supportive housing community. Ploughshares Nursery is a non-profit social enterprise of the Alameda Point Collaborative supportive housing community.
100% of our sales support housing and services for formerly homeless families and individuals living on the old Alameda Naval Base in Alameda CA.
We advance our local community by:
- Selling products that protect the environment
- Using recycled materials whenever possible
- Creating job training and employment opportunities for residents of APC housing
- Generating revenue to support APC housing
We offer free hands-on workshops throughout the year on subjects such as ‘year-round vegetable gardening’, ‘drip irrigation’, ‘pruning’, ‘dry composting’, ‘worm composting’, ‘how to plant stuff and succeed’, ‘habitat gardening’, ‘care and feeding of native plants’, ‘growing awesome tomatoes’, ‘container gardening’, ‘sheet mulching’, ‘care and feeding of succulents’. We are proud to host speakers on subjects ranging from ‘Tool Sharpening’ to ‘the Life-Cycle of Monarch Butterflies’ and ‘Introductory Permaculture’.