Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) almost ready for collection in Garber Park.

Today Golden Hour Restoration Institute is leading a half-day workshop on seed collection and passive restoration at Garber Park, located in Claremont Canyon, Oakland, CA. Please join us at 11 am for this free workshop.

Here’s the announcement from our sponsor, Garber Park Stewards:


The Garber Park Stewards are pleased to present the first of what we hope will be many onsite workshops that explore and advance the overall project of wildland restoration at the urban/wildland interface. We invite you to attend!

Seed Collection and Passive Restoration Workshop
Instructor: Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute

Seed collection and identification techniques will be the focus of this workshop including plants of bay-oak woodland and big-leaf maple forest vegetation types. Workshop is appropriate for people of all botanical and restoration inclinations and skill levels.

This workshop will highlight the ongoing restoration efforts in Garber Park with an emphasis on “assisted dispersal”, a technique that moves seed from native plants located in one portion of the worksite to another area where the plants historically occurred.

Meet at the Evergreen entrance. Expect this workshop to run 3-4 hours so bring snacks, water, and workboots to help the restoration effort.

For Question or more information contact Shelagh at

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