The first event for the Vacant Lands project is set for May 24 in Berkeley, CA. We will be taking a proverbial microscope up to all of the plants growing within neglected and overlooked spaces within the Broakland (comprises parts of Berkeley and Oakland) Study Area. As this is a citizen-science-based event, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, and to RSVP, you may click HERE.
One of the dreamy perks of living in the East Bay is easy access to the Berkeley Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the largest collections of Mediterranean, South African, and Desert plant collections in the world, all conveniently located in one spectacular setting, up a canyon with views out to the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you are in the area, it is a must-visit place, especially in these times of drought, as you can discover the positively huge range and variety of plants from all over the world that actually grow and thrive in drought, and that look good to boot.