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Our City Forest Spring 2018 Update

Published on: 4/11/2018 3:39 PM

Martial Cottle Park‚Äč | Spring 2018 Newsletter

Growing a California Native Garden

By Nicolette Burtis, Our City Forest AmeriCorps Member

Exciting things are starting to grow at Our City Forest's parcel here at Martial Cottle Park! In the past few months, we have been working to design and install a California Native Garden that features plants from seven of the most common ecosystems found in the state.

This garden will provide Our City Forest with a great educational resource for those wanting to convert their lawns with California natives or just learn more about California ecosystems. These plants require less water than most because they are natives and they provide habitat for native insects and other animals. Be sure to check out this inspiring garden at its official opening on May 5.

OCF Native Garden Coastal Sage Scrub.jpgPhoto courtesy of Nicolette Burtis

In the meantime, we are always looking for volunteers. We need help with watering, weeding, planting, and general upkeep. Our typical work days are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Fridays, but we are also seeking independent volunteers to volunteer on their own schedules. Contact our Lawn Busters Maintenance team at for more information.
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