The immaculate, spotted coralroot, one special plant of Garber Park.

As Thanksgiving for 2017 comes to a close, we at Golden Hour have much to be thankful for. Number one on our list is our volunteers and supporters. Almost every day, we step back and are thankful that all three of us at Golden Hour (Lech, Kate and Wyllie) are working a dream job, helping restore and conserve amazing resources, flora, and fauna. We realize that we’re only here because of you. In a world that seems to be increasingly intense and demanding, we find solace in the fact that nature and communing with it through stewardship is not only a special treat, but an important way of life.

As we return to our daily lives, we hope thankfulness can carry well into 2018 as we all continue to grow, conserve, experience, fumble, photograph and generally enjoy the wonderful place we call home.  Here’s one remarkable effort which was only realized with the devotion and effort of no fewer than seven groups including:

  • Garber Park Stewards
  • Claremont Club and Spa: A Fairmont Hotel
  • Restoration Design Group
  • Claremont Canyon Conservancy
  • City of Oakland
  • California Native Plant Society
  • and little old us 🙂 – Golden Hour Restoration Institute

Please do consider taking a hike at Garber Park and grab one of the new interpretative brochures found at the main entrance of Claremont Ave. We hope to see you out there enjoying the rest of the year!

Please consider supporting our programs and staff on #GivingTuesday. An anonymous donor has offered to match the first $1000 of donations on Tuesday!

Know that your donation will help inspire more wonderful stewardship and workshops in 2018.

Written by GoldenHour