Mercury News: Oakland [SIC] nursery gets grant for 'green' expansion, January 6, 2012


The Ploughshares Nursery of Alameda has been awarded a $32,074 grant from the Yahoo Employee Foundation, which will help the nonprofit Alameda Point Collaborative nursery construct a new ultra-green building featuring straw bale and earth bag construction, a living roof, and rainwater catchment and reuse systems. The building will use photovoltaic power.

The 2,500-square-foot facility will provide a retail center as well as educational workshop space, product storage and offices for the nursery.