Some highlights from our activities/events over the years
We are building bridges across cultural, generational and economic divides within our own neighborhood focusing on:
|community service||ecological action|
|creative arts||skill building|
Our projects foster a sense of connection with the land and ecosystems where we live. We are also reducing our fossil fuel dependence (no cars needed for anything we do!), and building a vibrant, sustainable community. While we are based in the Junior College neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, we are creating a replicable model for neighborhoods everywhere.
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
Working with staff from the city’s creek stewardship, we have managed to get a landscaper at the property adjacent to where the Poppy Creek Green Space bulletin board is, to stop spraying. This came after a bunch of flowers we had planted at our fall gathering were poisoned and destroyed. New ones are now coming up, and a promise not to spray again was made.