Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Habitat Restoration Series with Lech Naumovich

Winter Restoration Workshops in Garber Park
(near the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon
Workshop Leader – Lech Naumovich
(Golden Hour Restoration Institute)

The Garber Park Stewards are pleased to be partnering with the Claremont Canyon Conservancy to once again offer a Restoration Planting Series throughout the winter season. Lech Naumovich, botanist and ExecutiveDirector of Golden Hour Restoration Institute, will lead the workshops, which will highlight the ongoing restoration efforts in Garber Park. Come learn about the incredible progress that has been made by a fantastic group of volunteers to restore the native oak woodland understory in Garber Park. 

Saturday, December 6. Restoring and Maintaining Diversity of the Oak Understory: Implications on Woodland Health. Help plant native grass plugs on the hill behind the 1920’s Fireplace for erosion control – and in the gently sloping oak woodland meadow below the Fireplace. We will discuss “lessons learned” from the past 4 years of plantings, and set up a monitoring protocol for the hillside. Other topics include soils and soil amendments, including mychorrhiza.
Saturday, January 24. Passive Restoration Workshop: Using Available Materials on-Site for Restoration. Help us expand the lovely restoration area near the restored drainage of Harwood Creek. All materials for restoration will originate from onsite and will include the basics of monitoring. Learn about in situ propagation techniques for a number of native plants – techniques that are powerful tools for habitat restoration.
Saturday, February 21. Fern ID and Fern Glade Expansion.
Garber is home to many beautiful native ferns, including our well known Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) and beautiful Wood Fern (Dryopterus arguta). We will continue expanding our newest restoration site, Fern Glade, begun only last year, and an incredible success story!
Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM. Come early to enjoy coffee, snacks and meet fellow workshop participants. 
Questions? or to RSVP  Contact Shelagh or 510-540-1918

Directions. Meet at the Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber Park. The closest address is 144 Evergreen Lane, Berkeley. From Ashby Ave, take Alvarado Rd to Slater Lane, turn Right onto Evergreen Lane. The park is at the end of the street. For internet directions: Click on directions in the menu bar. 
All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Come to one workshop or come to all! Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. We provide tools, water and snacks. We work in light rain, downpour will cancel.