children’s community play, garden, art and learning space

Together with neighborhood kids, families and elders,  a neighbor dedicated her front yard to be used as community space.  In the years that followed, it has been a place for music gatherings,  free garden produce offerings and native seed distributions, children’s art making and displaying, gardening, occasional spontaneous puppet shows, and a site for numerous random acts of kindness.   Mainly, it serves as a walkable destination in the neighborhood that brings people, and nature together, reducing dependence on cars for entertainment and connection. This summer, we will be adding more native and drought resistant plants to the area.


Posted June 5, 2018

butterfly habitats!/habitat de la mariposa

We are supporting the proliferation of butterfly sanctuaries/habitats throughout the neighborhood and beyond.

Starting this week, with support from Sunflowers for Santa Rosa and Seeds for Change, we will be giving out Mexican Sunflower seeds (Tithonia), as they are a favorite of the monarch butterfly.  We are hoping to plant milkweed as well, as that is where they lay their eggs.  We welcome collaboration with anyone with experience creating great habitats for butterflies.

Posted April 21, 2015