Lynn planting in bed 3 on the hillside


In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Garber Park Stewards, Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute, will once again lead us in planting natives on the Hillside at the Evergreen Lane Entrance. Winter rains have begun, the soil is soft, and now is the time to get the seedlings in the ground to maximize their chances of survival. Lech will guide us through the results of last year’s event and talk about selection of appropriate native plants for microsites found on the hillside. The planting day event will include an informational handout that provides some restoration planting guidance.

At the Evergreen Entrance, there are five restoration beds now nearly one year old. Extensive maintenance, native identification, documentary photography, and native seed collection have assisted in the planned expansion of this very successful project – which will take place December 17.
We need your help to ensure another successful Restoration Planting Day. As always, there will be many different kinds of activities that volunteers can do on planting day – not everyone needs to climb the hill or dig in the dirt.

Recording plant location in planting bed 4

Meet at 9AM at the Evergreen Lane Entrance for coffee, tea, and snacks, and then join us in getting over 200 native seedlings in the ground. Lunch will follow at Noon. Everyone Welcome.

DIRECTIONS: The closest address is 144 Evergreen Lane. From Alvarado Rd, take Slater lane to Evergreen Lane, turn Right onto Evergreen Lane. For further information contact Shelagh at 510-540-1918 or, or visit our blog:

RAINDATE: If heavy showers are anticipated, the planting will be moved to Saturday, Jan 7th.

Lech demonstrating the dividing of Solomon's seal before planting

(Announcement by Shelagh Broderson, Garber Park Stewards – All photographs by Mary Millman)

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