Gordon Piper & Oakland Landscape Committee, Oakland Pollinator Gardens Project
The Oakland Landscape Committee is a community based, volunteer landscape team that works on greening projects in the North Oakland, CA area. They began to focus on adding several thousand pollinator plants to the four public gardens they maintain, looking to create new habitat for pollinators whose local population has declined recently due to the widespread use of pesticides. They hope to use the gardens as a focal point for education and information about pollinator habitats. Already they have added 1,000 new plants in the past year and with Pollination Project funding, plan to add many more.
Working with the County of Alameda Probation Department’s Weekend Training Academy program, the Oakland Landscape Committee team partners with “at-risk” high school students to plant and care for the gardens on weekends.
GRANT AWARD DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2013