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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Winter Restoration Events

January 16, 2016, 9:30AM-12:30PM. 

Workshop presented by Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute


Join us for our first Winter workshop of the 2016 Season.  We will take a walk on the Loop Trail through Garber while identifying the many native ferns and discussing habitat.  You will learn key anatomical terms and a bit about reproduction  Then we will head over to Fern Glade, remove ivy, flag any native plants that we find, and learn about in-situ propagation of Garber’s native ferns.  Trilliums abound in Fern Glade; if we’re lucky we will see many beginning to pop up.
Dress in layers for the changing weather, wear boots with good sturdy shoes, and be ready to have fun while Learning with Lech about ferns, monitoring, Healthy Forests, and Phytophthera.  Coffee, tea, and breakfast rolls will be ready by 9:15am (under Shelagh’s carport at the Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber).  Workshop begins at 9:30.

What to bring:  We provide gloves, tools, and snacks, but if you have a sharp tool such as a hori hori, trowel,  or clippers please bring them.  Also bring a water bottle to fill up from our water container.  

Directions: Many of you have been to Garber before and have your own favorite way of getting here, but for those who aren't familiar with the park a map and directions can be found our website  Click on Directions in the Menu Bar at the top.  We recommend parking at the Claremont Ave Entrance and walking up the trail, which takes you past Fern Glade and Fireplace Plaza to the Evergreen Lane Hillside Stairs. Coffee and snacks are at the top of the stairs which is the Evergreen Lane Entrance. 

To RSVP – workshop is limited to 12 participants - or for more information contact Shelagh