Sidewalk Plant Tours

20 Mar

Every wanted to learn the name of the plants, flowers and trees around you? Well, now is your chance!

Learn to identify the plants growing in your backyard, literally!

Gold Finch Designs owner, Alexis Mastromichalis will share over 15 years garden + horticultural experience working as a professional gardener, farmer and educator.

We will address seasonal maintenance care required for trees and plants, medicinal herbal uses, and fundamental permaculture principles.

Most tours are about an hour and a half with a break along the way for restroom and snack time. Tour sites range from South Berkeley, North Berkeley, East, West & North Oakland, and Downtown Oakland.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and anything else necessary for you to be comfortable. Bring a notepad and your camera and lots of questions!


Sunday! October 11th! Grand Opening / House Warming Celebration!

2 Oct

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We are excited to introduce the new GOLD FINCH!

This new mixed use space will serve as a floral design studio, ecological arts space and special events venue! Our new address is 1759 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703.

We are humbled to share the block with Empress Vintage, Alchemy Collective and Easy Creole!

Join us on Sunday, October 11th from 3-7 pm for our Grand Opening House Warming Celebration!
Come take a moment to see the beautiful new space, become inspired by garden art and share your thoughts!
There will be a fall plant sale, new art show, vintage clothing for sale, live music, food and libations!
The Other Band on Earth
Jordan Epcar = loops n’ boops n’ bops
Xico = mix of mellow acoustic ballads and uptempo blues-inspired seduction

We are thrilled to introduce, Warren Zamora, our premier ecological artist, on Sunday, October 11th from 3-7 pm.

This San Francisco Based Artist builds unique furniture pieces both functional and artistic. He works closely with the movement of the wood, verses in alternative geometrical colorful patterns while maintaining his design principles. Warren Zamora has been crafting his wood work since, the “Summer of ’62”.

Warren Zamora’s talented furniture work will be on sale for purchase. Payment Plans Always Accepted.

Invite your friends and neighbors!


In the garden…

12 May

Dahlia Garden

Coming Up! December 13th Ecology Center Holiday Fair!

17 Nov

Save the Date! 

Come visit our booth on

Saturday, December 13th 

at the Ecology Center’s Holiday Fair!

Share the Holiday Spirit by sending a loved one a

Succulent and Dried Flower Wreath this Holiday Season!

or… sign up for a weekly fresh cut flower subscription!


Give the gift of a Fresh Cut Flower CSA! 

We’re growing a wide variety of…

Proteas, Banksias, Yarrow, Black Eyed-Susans, Succulents,

Zinnias, Gladioli, Dahlias, Rosemary, Salvias,  Fresh Herbs

and more!

Give a Flower CSA to someone special this Holiday Season!

11 Dec

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?!

If you are looking for creative gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season, please consider buying a Holiday CSA from us.

We are offering a 4 week subscription for special for $65


8 weeks for $120.

The recipient can determine when they want their deliveries between

May 2014-October 2014.

They must reside in the Triangle Area.

Please call or email Alexis  to process your transaction through our secure Paypal Account.

(919) 923-7910

Thank you for supporting Gold Finch Designs!

Alexis + Jay

Newest Customers! Parker and Otis and Alley 26!

26 Sep

Gold Finch Designs is proud to now be partnering with Durham’s finest

Parker and Otis and Alley 26.

View some of our bouquets here! Dahlias Parker and Otis Parker and Otis2

Sunday! August 4th : Wild Food + Herb Market

26 Jul

Save the date!

Gold Finch Designs will be selling at the next Carrboro Wild Food + Herb Market

on Sunday, August 4th from 1-4 pm at the Carrboro Town Commons.

We will have fresh flower bouquets, dried shiitake mushrooms, goji berry and fig trees,

a variety of fresh herbs and more!

To learn more about the other vendors and the Market please visit:

The Abundance Foundation and The Wild Food + Herb Market Facebook Page

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