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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winter Walking Tour is Coming!

Meet our local partners while supporting public arts!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter Walking Tour!

To kick off the holiday season, Streets Alive! brings to you an end of the year winter walking tour! Introducing 11 of our most recently installed boxes, this tour will allow you to experience new local works of art and meet the artists and community members that helped make it happen. 

Misako Miki, Durant and Shattuck
Join us December 7th at 4pm in Civic Center Park on Center Street between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr Way to thank all who have contributed in making our local community a better place. See map below for exact meeting location.

This tour will be unveiling the latest art installations by:
- Laura Nagle sponsored by Whole Foods Market Berkeley
- Misako Miki sponsored by Diane Baker
- Beth Fein sponsored by Jim Novosel 
- Katie McCann sponsored by The Ecology Center/Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
- Kate Harper sponsored by Park Day School

Kids for the Bay, Channing and MLK
- Teen Center sponsored by Peet's Coffee & Tea
- Joanna Katz sponsored by Visit Berkeley
- Anonymous Youth Artist sponsored by The Open Circle Foundation
- Kids for the Bay sponsored by The Open Circle Foundation
- Jose Gonzalez, Morgan de Lorenzo and Diana Fenstemacher Ritchie sponsored by Councilmembers Jesse Arreguin + Kriss Worthington
- Rtystk sponsored by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
- Janet Delaney sponsored by the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund
We hope to see you on December 7th at 4pm!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

UC Students, Streets Alive! and Berkeley Community Comes Together for Berkeley Project Day

Students planting along Adeline in South Berkeley
Over the weekend of November 3rd, Earth Island Institute and Streets Alive! partnered up with The Berkeley Project in bringing together UC Berkeley students, local residents and community members in efforts to restore the streets of South Berkeley.This year’s project focused on the areas of both Adeline and Sacramento through a series of urban gardens and trash clean up. With the help of over 100 students and community volunteers we were able to rehabilitate 10 planters all along Adeline between the streets of Alcatraz and Ashby through weeding, composting, mulching and planting a variety of new native plants. 

Sacramento St. tree well: Before
Planter at Alcatraz and Adeline

        Sacramento Street was also restored after receiving plants in 62 tree wells between the streets of Oregon and Prince. 
After: Berkeley Project UC students plant new native species
Berkeley Project Day 2012 was a complete success and we look forward to working with Berkeley Project again. We couldn't have done it without the help of our volunteers who dedicated their time in making all of this come together.                  

Thank you to 
volunteers of the Victory Garden FoundationDeborah Zierten of KIDS for The BAY, Linda Currie of Transition Berkeley. Local landscape architect, Kevin Ohle did the landscape designs and coordinated planting for the Adeline planters, while Lilias Petit-Scott, Earth Island Institute's Project Support Program Associate who organized the planting on Sacremento St. Streets Alive! also greatly appreciates the work of Shallon Allen and Elizabeth GarcĂ­a from City of Berkeley and Leah Fessenden from The Ecology Center. All native plants came from by East Bay Nursery

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