Thanks for all the Pledges!

Wow, people have pledged almost 2500 hours of volunteer time! Amazing-thank you so much!

Pledges!

Pledge support for the project! Like to garden? We’re looking for volunteers to pledge hours towards planting in the fall. These pledged hours will be matched by the City with cash (at $20 per hour). Please send us a note- let us know how many hours you can pledge, and we’ll put you on the list for the big planting party this fall. Thanks! Send to volunteer@pollinatorpathway.com

..and yes!

We’ve passed the first round, and are moving on to the second round.. actually applying for the grant with the Department of Neighborhoods.

Applying for new grant

I just hit ‘send’ on an Intent to Apply application for a Dept. of Neighborhoods grant to do the next phase of the project. If given the invitation to go forward, we’ll apply for funding to do 16 gardens. Fingers crossed-wish us luck!

New garden!

The newly planted garden.

The newly planted garden.

Halfway there..

Halfway there..

Here's what it looked like before we started.

Here's what it looked like before we started.

New planting date

I’m excited to report that we’ll be creating a new garden on November 7th, 2009 at 17th and Columbia. If you’d like to come help plant, please drop me a note.

New Signs!

The amazing team at Studio Matthews just finished up the new garden i.d. signs.. they look great! Holding them aside for now until we figure out how to keep them in the ground..Signs

Berkeley votes for pollinator friendly parks.

The Berkeley City Council just voted (unanimously!) for the creation of pollinator friendly parks.
http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-03-26/bay-area/17213578_1_pollinators-plantings-bees

Pollinator Park in the works in Canada.

An interesting project happening in Guelph, Canada- turning a former dump into a pollinator park.
http://www.pollinator.ca/guelph/