The folks at StopWaste.org are looking for volunteers for this year's Bay Friendly Garden Tour on Sunday, April 27. I volunteered last year and really enjoyed the experience, so I'll be doing it again this year. This free self-guided tour offers a look at more than 30 public and private gardens throughout Alameda County that utilize bay-friendly gardening practices to build healthy soils, reduce waste, protect local watersheds and wildlife, and more. And as if that's not enough, the gardens look great! If you're in the area, check out the tour, or become a tour volunteer yourself. You'll have a great time and learn lots.