GH fern workshop-9502

Sword fern fiddlenecks emerging from the stem (underground), transplanted from one location to another in Garber Park.

We are thankful for the support of the Claremont Club and Spa [A Fairmont Hotel CARE Grant] which has awarded $9,225 to be spent for restoration and stewardship in Oakland’s Garber Park. The money will be utilized by Garber Park Stewards and Golden Hour Restoration Institute for a number of projects in concert with the City of Oakland:

Demonstration of rhizome harvest of bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) at Garber PArks Winter Restoraoin Series workshop - photo: S. Brodersen.

Demonstration of rhizome harvest of bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) at Garber Park’s Winter Restoration Series – photo: S. Brodersen.

  • Winter Restoration Workshop Series with Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute,
  • Provide money for trail improvement and signage,
  • Development of a trail map and self-guided trail,
  • Other activities in support of of our efforts to restore and maintain the native habitat in this most beautiful wildland park.

In our first workshop we learned about fern anatomy, fern species of the East Bay, growth patterns, reproduction, and propagation in a hands-on, slightly damp field site. Here is the PDF from our In-Situ Fern Transplant workshop. Photos from the below gallery are from the fern workshop.

Claremont Club and Spa


The announcement from the hotel:  Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is pleased to partner with Garber Park Stewards by donating $9,225 for various projects to improve the park. The hotel has been a part of the community for 100 years and is excited to have Garber Park continue to be a place for hotel guests and club members to visit.




Written by GoldenHour