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BIPOC Native Plant Nursery Event (Oakland)
April 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This volunteer program is an affinity space for folks that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color) and is led by staff that identify as BIPOC. Our Native Plant Nursery at the Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline grows up to 50,000 plants per year that will eventually be planted out to one of our several restoration sites along the shoreline of the Bay. In volunteering with our Native Plant Nursery you’ll have the opportunity to connect with the diversity of plants and people that make the Bay Area so special. We encourage folks with no prior experience in habitat restoration to volunteer with us and welcome any feedback to improve accessibility to our programs. Nursery volunteer tasks can include anything from seed cleaning to transplanting. We ask volunteers to bring water bottles, snacks, wear long pants and closed toe shoes that they feel comfortable getting dirty. There is no indoor space at the MLK Nursery so dress for the weather. All tools and guidance will be provided by Save the Bay staff. We look forward to learning and growing together in community with you!
Accessibility: Our Oakland Nursery is located about 100 feet from a paved parking, within a fenced in area with gravel floor. There is a public restroom restroom next to the nursery alongside a paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Nursery tasks can be moved to picnic benches directly next to the nursery where the ground is grassy and flat.