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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

For more information on "Berkeley Project" visit: http://www.berkeleyproject.org/about/

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1 comment:

  1. I'd also like to add a HUGE thank you to Andrea Pinal. The 62 tree wells we planted on Sacramento street could not have been done without you!!

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