Forrest-Deaner Native Plant Botanical Garden

A great, wonderful and productive Earth Day. Thank you all so very much. You made the day go so smoothly. You fostered that spirit of congenial cooperativeness and everyone enjoyed working together. The Gardens look so much cleaner, and our plants now stand out. We filled our 35 cubic yard green recycling bin to the brim. We had 87 volunteers. We planted 118 native perennials at the North Chaparral area, including Native columbines, California Fuchsias, Asters, Monkeyflowers, Penstamons, Flowering Currants, and Blue-eyed Grass. Check out the photographs below:

Earth Day Event 4/16/2016

Kudos to our wonderful coordinators, and thank you all very much. We exceeded all expectations. 113 Volunteers – Wow, exceeded only in 2011 when we had 61 PG&E volunteers. This year we welcomed several groups: Girl Scouts Troop 55314 from Dublin, young teens from Six Flags Car Wash, and a delegation from Dish. Solano County was well represented with a number of volunteers from Benicia/Vallejo area, several volunteers from Fairfield and Vacaville. We also had volunteers from Danville, Concord, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Sacramento. We had a guest volunteer from Portland.

We had a very enjoyable and productive day. Our volunteers did a lot a weeding. We filled up one 40-cubic yard bin with weeds/shrubs and tree trimmings, and the other bin was half-full. We planted 76 perennials at the Chapparal area with 15 new species. We also repaired 60% of the split rail fence abutting the west side of the Garden under the direction of our Sector Superintendent Ryen Goering and State Ranger Cameron.

We could not have done all these without you.

Special thanks to Dan for helping in the set-up and overall coordination of our 2016 Earth Day.

Volunteers from 4/23/2016 event

Thank you so much to the Mormon church volunteers for the maintenance event at the Forrest-Deaner Botanical Garden.   Everyone was so cooperative with such a positive disposition.   It was so refreshing so see so many families working joyfully together.  We completed approximately 200 l.f. of the split rail fence replacement; weed whacked the tall weeds on the north area; raked the weeds off the garden trails, mowed in some areas, and weeded around the garden areas.

Check out the photographs!